Fans mock Man Utd's '1-1-1-1-3-3' formation after defence caught out of position

Manchester United suffered an embarrassing defeat by local rivals Manchester City on Wednesday, but fans piled on more criticism for the side's defending for the decisive second goal.

As Raheem Sterling breaks on the counter-attack and feeds the ball left to Leroy Sane, the home defence is caught vertical as the German winger fires home.

Centre-backs Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof find themselves in a straight line as the goal goes in.
One fan dubbed it the 'Christmas tree formation' in a nod to the now rarely-used tactic.
A supporter labelled the defending as 'Sunday League at best,' while another claimed that 'If you turn your phone on its side it's actually a good line though'.
Bernardo had given the title-chasers the lead 12 minutes earlier as Manchester City moved top of the Premier League by a single point ahead of Liverpool.

They now have to win their remaining three games to be certain of the title, with Burnley, Leicester and Brighton their upcoming opposition.
Manchester United, by contrast, face a tough ask to reach the top four with the defeat leaving them in sixth and three points adrift of Chelsea, who occupy the final Champions League spot.

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