Belfast Telegraph

Manchester City v Manchester United player ratings


CLAUDIO BRAVO: His presence remains a talking point and he gifted Henrikh Mkhitaryan an early chance, but he had little to do until leaving the field injured. 5

PABLO ZABALETA: Returned at right-back with the Jesus Navas experiment apparently ended and gave a solid performance. 6

NICOLAS OTAMENDI: Needed to be alert and time his tackles well as Marcus Rashford's pace troubled him. 6

VINCENT KOMPANY: Commanding at calm at the back, City have looked more composed since he returned to the team. 7

ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV: Provided a good attacking option on the left, making some good crosses and not afraid to shoot. 6

FERNANDINHO: Provided good back-up to the powerful Yaya Toure, although not all of his challenges were well timed. 6

YAYA TOURE: Controlled the midfield for most of the game and exerted a huge influence. 8

RAHEEM STERLING: Threatened United with his pace but was unable to make the most of any openings. 7

KEVIN DE BRUYNE: Showed some nice touches and good vision but lacked the mastery of the absent David Silva. 6

LEROY SANE: Showed flashes of the skills that have troubled many sides in recent months, but United largely kept him quiet.

SERGIO AGUERO: Had some good chances, many of them fashioned himself as he adopted a shoot-on-sight policy, but had no luck. 6


WILLY CABALLERO (for Bravo, 79): Sent on through necessity and had little to do. 5

JESUS NAVAS (for Sane, 80): Gave City from fresh legs, but the opportunities did not come for him. 5

GABRIEL JESUS (for Sterling, 86): Thought he had scored the most dramatic of late winners on his return from injury, but it was disallowed. 6


DAVID DE GEA: Made one superb save from Aguero, but was not overly worked by City. 6

ANTONIO VALENCIA: Another strong showing from the one-time winger in the right-back role. 6

ERIC BAILLY: Read the game superbly and made some critical tackles and interceptions. 7

DALEY BLIND: Was given some awkward moments by Aguero, but stood up to the challenge well. 6

MATTEO DARMIAN: A quietly effective performance up against the pace and trickery of Sterling. 6

MAROUANE FELLAINI: Overshadowed by Toure in the first half and then let frustration get the better of him by headbutting Aguero to get a deserved red card. 3

MICHAEL CARRICK: Gave United some composure when they needed it after City enjoyed some positive spells. 7

ANDER HERRERA: City prevented him imposing himself as he did against Chelsea and spurned a great chance to head United in front. 6

ANTHONY MARTIAL: Found service limited as City kept United pushed back. 5

MARCUS RASHFORD: Looked dangerous in full flight, particularly when running at Otamendi, but service was in short supply. 6

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN: Also found it difficult to impress and was sacrificed soon after Fellaini's dismissal. 5


JESSE LINGARD (for Martial, 80): Hopes he could make a late impact were effectively dashed when Fellaini was sent off. 6

TIM FOSU-MENSAH (for Mkhitaryan, 86): Defensive reinforcement after the sending-off of Fellaini. 5

ASHLEY YOUNG (for Rashford): Came on in injury to waste a few seconds as United held on. 5


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