As far as derby defeats go, this one is as untimely as they come for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. Losing to Manchester United is tough to take at the best of times for anybody associated with City, but this will really sting.
Word in the tabloids is that attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be on his way out of Manchester United. While it sounds unbelievable considering he was signed just this summer for £27million, he is yet to play a full game for Jose Mourinho, who also seems very confused as to where to play him. The Armenian, who won the German Player of the Year award last season with BVB Dortmund, is an attacking midfielder who excels controlling the play from the middle, and is equally adept at shooting with both feet. Guess which team is currently struggling with getting their incumbent playmaker to perform? If you guessed anything but Everton, why are you here? Ross Barkley has struggled mightily