Manchester City completely wiped off the smirk off the face of Mourinho when IIkay Gundogan bagged in a third for City, as the Citizens moved two points adrift rivals Liverpool in an electrifying atmosphere at the Ethihad on Sunday evening.
The late kickoff, unarguably the most talked about match of the day fixture, saw a very well composed City side harass United in possession.
David Silva drove home from close range to give the Citizens an early lead, before frontman Agüero nicked in a second early on after the break.
Anthony Martial halved the deficit, converting a spot-kick to keep United’s hope alive after Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku was felled in the box.
United gathered more pace and momentum and looked like they were driving for a second, but were halted in their pursuit for an equaliser when IIkay Gundogan netted a third.
There was a huge gulf of a difference between both sides, and it was just too glaring. United were completely abated, and looked like a B-team. Despite the warm, brief hug they shared after the match, Mourinho could not hide the miserable look he wore on his face.
United legend and former defender Nemanja Vidic was utterly disappointed with the Portuguese coach. Though he tried as much not to shame the 50-year-old on sports outlet BeIN Sports. He owned up that he could have done things differently had he been the one tugging the reins of the club.
He explained that Mourinho style of football is uncharacteristic of Manchester United, and concluded that in the future, “I would like to be the manager. I would like to think that I know things.”