Gambling&Sports has studied the British media upon completing of the twelfth round of the English Premier League. As one would expect the derby between Manchester City and Manchester United is in the center of attention.
The Times: Mourinho has got stuck in the past
José Mourinho has got stuck in the past. While the best teams of the Premier League and Europe learn to play the Guardiola’s football which is considered to be the football of the nowadays, Mourinho plays football of the past and it isn’t visible that he is going to change.
José chooses the team depending on growth and physical qualities. It will never work against such team as Manchester City which is quicker in every respect – in thinking, movements, assists.
Other teams which followed Mourinho’s way earlier (for example, Atlético) change and adapt.
But Mourinho doesn’t. We don’t think that he will change because he doesn’t want to do this.
The Times as an outcome of another derby of Manchester underlines José Mourinho’s unwillingness to change and adapt to the requirement of modern football.
The Portuguese, according to the author of material, has got stuck in the past.
Read more: The Times
The Guardian: “Little Messi” guarantees painless absence of Kevin De Bruyne
The Guardian according to the results of Manchester derby has paid attention to the role of Bernardo Silva in the Josepa Guardiola’s team who becomes more and more significant.
On Sunday the Portuguese midfielder has given another bright performance and has helped Manchester City to celebrate a victory.
Periodic injuries of Kevin de Bruyne would cause greater problem to the team with smaller resources than Manchester City has.
The Citizens could dare to pay €50 million for Bernardo Silva who became very outstanding figure this season. The football player who is famous as “little Messi”, became an adaptable working bee of Josep Guardiola.
He isn’t a star player: the talent, skills and creative data are combined with hard work. Silva carries out large volumes of work.
He also makes tactical fouls during the attacks of rivals which Guardiola’s ill-wishers regard as a cynical part of the brilliant plan of the coach.
David Silva has opened the score in Manchester derby but it would be impossible to do this without the decision made by Bernardo Silva not to kick from a close distance but to make a pass.
Read more: The Guardian
The Telegraph: a gap between Manchester clubs
The Telegraph in its analysis of last Manchester derby seriously criticizes United and emphasizes an enormous difference between José Mourinho and Josep Guardiola’s teams. We will give some key moments of material.
Yes, Manchester United remained in a game till the 86th minute, when İlkay Gündoğan scored the goal. But the nature of this third goal only emphasized a gap between teams.
Manchester City made 44 assists and each football player of the Citizens took part in the productive attack.
José Mourinho who was playing the 300th match in the Premier League complained later that he was not able to let fresh Fellainio playing because of Pogba’s trauma. And what about the midfielder Fred who bought in summer for 52 million?
The biggest charge that was claimed to the Red Devils is the negative difference of balls after dozen of games.
It is Manchester United! This is José Mourinho! MU has the difference of balls “-1”, and at Manchester City – “+31”. An extraordinary difference between teams.
Read more: The Telegraph
Sky Sports: Emery needs a break
Arsenal in the twelfth round of the Premier League has tied again and didn’t manage to win over Wolverhampton during the home match.
Sky Sports notes another weak first half performed by the Gunners and also expresses an opinion that the international break will do a lot of good to Unai Emery.
In a match against Wolverhampton Arsenal continued a series without defeats. The Gunners were straight during the most part of the match and gave one more bad start.
Along with Cardiff City Arsenal remains the only team which after the first half did not conduct lead in twelve last rounds of the championship. For the last twenty minutes Londoners showed persistence, however it was not enough.
Perhaps, the international break is necessary for Unai Emery. The Spaniard can draw up the balance sheet and try to gain the steam again two weeks later after only one victory in five extreme games in all tournaments.
Mirror: Shaqiri proves his class
After transfer to Liverpool Shaqiri did not pass into the lineup but there are no doubts that Xherdan did everything possible to make an impression.
The Swiss midfielder in the last matches showed a brilliant form and once again proved this fact in a game against Fulham.
Shaqiri could sign his surname in the protocol in the first half but he did not get on target.
After a break Xherdan has scored a beautiful goal. Beyond all doubt, Liverpool with Shaqiri in the starting lineup seems to be more brilliant.
It will be difficult to Klopp to leave the Swiss on a bench now.
Mirror on its pages notes that Shaqiri has gained an excellent form.
The Swiss is diligent and vigorous and this energy in many respects helps Liverpool to show the best football.
In a game against Fulham Shaqirihas scored one of two goals of the team from Manchester.
Read more: Mirror