Erling Haaland has smashed a Premier League record, after bagging three home hat-tricks in a row.
Phil Foden has also landed a treble, with his goals coming after United’s defence was caught dozing.
Premier League top scorer Haaland has become the first top flight player to score consecutive hat-tricks at home.
Antony and Anthony Martial have scored for United, who may have avoided a repeat of their 6-1 humiliation in 2011.
Ten Hag shows Ronaldo ‘respect’
Erik ten Hag has responded to questions from the press regarding his decision not to use Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese legend remained on the Manchester United bench despite the Red Devils making five substitutions at the Etihad.
But afterwards Ten Hag revealed that he did not want to insult the striker by introducing him with United already 4-0 down to their rivals.
The Dutch coach said it was ‘out of respect for his big career’ that he kept the 37-year-old out of the action.
City close gap on leaders
Unbeaten Manchester City once again narrowed Arsenal’s lead at the top to one point after dismantling rival Manchester United.
Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions already have a positive goal difference of 20.
United remain sixth after their four-game winning streak was brought crudely to an end.
Haaland goes on smashing records
Not many players have scored three Premier League hat-tricks.
Among those that did bag at least three trebles, it took Michael Owen 48 games, Ruud van Nistelrooy 59, Fernando Torres 64, Andrew Cole 65 and Luis Suarez 71.
It has taken Erling Haaland just eight games.