‘I have no idea why Eriksen is marking him!’: Gary Neville leads furious Man United fans after 5ft 10in Dane stops and 6ft 5in Erling Haaland marks from a corner with Raphael Varane off the field – as City riot in derby
- Erling Haaland scored twice in four minutes as Man City rioted in the derby
- Christian Eriksen was left marking the 6ft 5in Norwegian in a corner
- Haaland easily wiped the Dane and beat two other players to score
- Gary Neville, commenting for Sky Sports, was amazed at the marking
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Gary Neville reacted in disbelief after Christian Eriksen was left to mark Erling Haaland for Manchester City’s second goal in their Man United derby demolition.
The 5ft 10in Danish midfielder was sidelined by the 2ft 5in Norwegian striker, who reached Kevin de Bruyne’s corner to score despite Tyrell Malacia’s efforts to get off the line.
After Haaland went around Eriksen, both Scott McTominay and Diogo Dalot couldn’t jump high enough to avoid a solid contact.
Christian Eriksen (right) was grounded as Erling Haaland rose above the Manchester United defense to score Manchester City’s second goal at the Etihad Stadium
Gary Neville was among those left in disbelief that Eriksen Haaland . continued to mark
The Norwegian jumped all of United’s defenders away and scored City’s second goal
It was just a terrible moment of many for United in a horror show in the first half of the Etihad
French defender Raphael Varane was supposed to mark Haaland but he was dealt off the pitch when the corner kick was given and had to go off shortly afterwards.
It was just one moment in a horror show in United’s first half as they trailed 4-0 at halftime.
Haaland scored two goals and Phil Foden also scored twice when United were blown apart.
“I have no idea why Eriksen is marking him at that early stage and the rest is standing still when he is moving,” Neville asked in Sky Sports’ commentary.
‘Eriksen can’t handle him physically. He gets up so early, he’s so strong and the technique is brilliant.’
More to follow.
Gary Neville (left), part of the Sky Sports commentary team, was left behind the marker in disbelief
Haaland scored twice in the first half as Manchester City rose up against their bitter rivals