Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City: Player Ratings
Manchester United hosted arch-rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday, and it was a day to forget for Pep Guardiola and his men, as they got beaten 1-0 by Mourinho’s Red Devils.
Thanks to Juan Mata’s goal, United have now progressed to the Quarter Finals of the EFL Cup, where they will face West Ham United at Home.
Here’s how Jose’s players fared against their noisy neighbours:
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DAVID DE GEA: 7
Was hardly tested by City, but remained alert throughout the game nonetheless.
ANTONIO VALENCIA: 6.5
Did his defensive duties, and was a threat on the attack as well. Picked up a Yellow Card in the first half, but was otherwise good enough.
DALEY BLIND: 6
Put in a much better performance than the one against Chelsea last Sunday. Was unstable at times, but did enough to ensure a clean sheet.
MARCOS ROJO: 8
Played one of his best games in a Manchester United shirt on the night. Made a crucial block to Iheanacho’s effort, and kept City from hitting a single shot on target.
LUKE SHAW: 6
Had trouble dealing with Jesus Navas in the first half, but recovered well and made some crucial blocks and interceptions after the break.
MICHAEL CARRICK: 7
Was composed throughout the game, and brought calmness to United’s midfield. Raced with Aguero in the second half, and won!
ANDER HERRERA: 7
Another passionate display from the Spaniard. Was one of the few Reds keen to press the City players.
PAUL POGBA: 6
Almost scored a goal, but ended up hitting the post thanks to Caballero’s fingertip save. Pulled off some tricks and flicks, but nothing great otherwise.
JUAN MATA: 8
Was always on the move, and made a great run to get into the box and score the only goal of the game. Another Man of the Match display.
MARCUS RASHFORD: 8
Was United’s biggest threat on the night, and consistently troubled City’s defenders with his pace and agility before getting subbed off.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC: 6.5
Misplaced a few passes, but made up for them by making a few key ones. Provided the assist for Mata’s goal, but failed to convert a good chance.
MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN: 6
Did the job he was sent on to do, by covering the back 4 and ensuring United kept a clean sheet.
JESSE LINGARD: 5.5
Was industrious for the entire 10 minutes he played.
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