Sergio Aguero Sends Brilliant Message to Haaland and Foden After Man City's Emphatic Derby Win

Sergio Aguero Sends Brilliant Message to Haaland and Foden After Man City's Emphatic Derby Win

  • Sergio Aguero hailed Erling Haaland and ‘his favourite’ Phil Foden after a masterclass against Manchester United in the derby
  • Both players scored hat tricks as City ran out comfortable 6-3 winners on Sunday, October 2
  • Aguero retired from professional football in 2021 after a heart condition but also has some fond memories of past Manchester derbies

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero was among the first people to hail the duo of Erling Haaland and Phil Foden after a masterclass against Manchester United on Sunday, October 3.

Aguero, who is City’s all-time leading goalscorer, took to social media with a delightful message, moments after his former side confirmed what was an emphatic victory at the Etihad.

“What madness! Incredible Haaland and my favorite Phil Foden. Manchester is Blue!” He wrote in a tweet that has since gone viral.

Haaland, Foden, Manchester City
Erling Haaland and Phil Foden interact following the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on October 02, 2022. Photo by Michael Regan.
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Only weeks ago, Aguero spoke on Haaland where he heaped praise on the Norwegian for his goal contributions for Manchester City early on in the season.

At the time, Aguero tipped Manchester City to break their Champions League jinx thanks to goals from the former Borussia Dortmund man.

How the game went

Haaland continued his rampant start to the season as he made it 17 goals in 10 games for his new club, and a third Premier League hat trick after only three months in the league.

Despite the nature of the game being a derby, it was Manchester City who were by far the superior side as they dominated from early on, while United played with too much caution and at times fear.

The visitors were eventually punished for their tame approach as Phil Foden swept Bernardo Silva’s cross before Haaland scored from a corner eight minutes later.

The Norwegian slid in a third from De Bruyne’s exquisite pass before turning provider to set up Foden who took the game away from United long before the final whistle.

The Red Devils had a muffled reply, which came in sublime fashion as summer signing Anthony curled in a beauty, but that goal only seemed to provoke City to up their tempo once again.

Soon after, Haaland completed his hat trick as he smashed home from a Sergio Gomez cross before setting up Foden again for The Citizen’s sixth.

Substitute Anthony Martial scored two late goals, but they proved to only be consolations for United and perhaps restore some pride in the derby.

Man United fans spotted leaving the Etihad at halftime

Earlier, Sports Brief reported of how Manchester United fans could be seen leaving the Etihad Stadium en masse after just 45 minutes of action in the Manchester derby.

Tens of United fans were unable to withstand the embarrassment as they opted to leave the Etihad Stadium with the Red Devils trailing 4-0.

Many of the fans who sported their red shirts could be seen leaving the stadium after Foden extended City's lead.

Source: Sports Brief News