Manchester City vs Manchester United – Player Ratings

Manchester United were mauled by city rivals’ Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday evening. The win leaves United in fifth place with fellow Champions League chasing Arsenal beating Watford earlier in the day. A first-half equaliser from Jadon Sancho was quickly cancelled out, as Kevin De Bruyne scored his second of the match soon after. Ralf Rangnick’s side went into the interval 2-1 down, with the Reds’ not having a single shot on goal in the second 45. Here are the player ratings…

David De Gea – 3

Didn’t fill the backline with confidence during the game, as has been the case many a time this season. Though he was not at fault for any of City’s goals. 

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 3 

A bright first-half was followed by an incredibly shaky second. A game to forget for the right-back, who has had so much success in Manchester Derbies previously. 

Victor Lindelof – 3 

Had a part to play in both of City’s first two goals. The Swede was caught in no man’s land for both goals. 

Harry Maguire – 2 

Another shambolic performance from the Manchester United captain. Bizarrely allowed the ball to run across his body before De Bruyne slotted into the net. 

Alex Telles – 3 

With Luke Shaw’s injury, it was a real opportunity for the Brazilian to cement his place in the 11. However, Telles surely blew his chance. 

Scott McTominay – 2

The academy graduate chased shadows all afternoon with his regular midfield partner. Another performance to forget for the Scot. 

Fred – 3 

Despite his best effort at trying to win the ball back, the 29-year-old never got close to City’s interchanging midfield. 

Paul Pogba – 3 

Playing in an unnatural front two, Pogba was anonymous throughout. The Frenchman struggled for service in his role further forward. 

Bruno Fernandes – 2 

A case for Manchester United’s worst player. Nothing went right for Fernandes, from decision making to weight of pass. 

Anthony Elanga – 4 

The 19-year-old was deservedly given the start based on merit. However, it seemed as though the Manchester Derby was an occasion too big for the youngster. 

Jadon Sancho – 6 

On his return to the club that let go of him as a 17-year-old, Sancho scored an excellent goal. The winger acted as a positive outlet for the Reds in the opening half.


Jesse Lingard – N/A

Marcus Rashford – N/a 

Author: Aadam Haladh

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