Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City

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The Manchester derby comes to end with Manchester City on top.

Two stunning goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane proved enough for the Sky Blues to rocket themselves back to the top of the Premier League table. An initially determined United side was left broken and dejected in the end.

Here’s how the home side fared during the encounter:

David De Gea- 4.4
That’s 9 goals that the Spaniard has conceded in the span of 8 days. Fair to say that very few will be debating whether or not he is the best goalkeeper in the business.

Ashley Young- 6.8
Was quite effective as a wingback and seemed to have made amends for his below-par performance from the past few weeks.

Matteo Darmian- 5.6
Was surprisingly good during his first league start since December, but couldn’t do enough to keep City out.

Chris Smalling- 6.4
A promising performance from the Englishman, but was toothless when United wished for him the most.

Victor Lindelof- 5.9
Not his usual self. Seemed to have completely switched off in the second-half.

Luke Shaw- 5.6
His mistake directly led City to score their opener from a position that De Gea felt was secured.

Andreas Pereira- 5.6
A fresh breath in the midfield, but felt unsure in the face of an experienced City attack.

Fred- 6.3
More dynamic, and it is easy to see why the Brazilian may slowly carve out a regular starting spot for himself.

Paul Pogba- 5.9
Redeemed himself for the lack of commitment and quality he has been showing from a few weeks now. Still wasn’t creative enough to give Old Trafford the goals they ached for.

Jesse Lingard- 6.2
Couldn’t rise to the occasion and missed an easy chance at goal.

Marcus Rashford- 6.3
Appeared too selfish in the first-half and couldn’t contribute much in the second-half. United have not scored in three competitive games now, and he is partly to blame for that.


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Romelu Lukaku-5.5
Too little too late. The drought goes on.

Anthony Martial- 4
Didn’t play a big role for the few minutes he was on the pitch for.

Alexis Sanchez- 3.0
Didn’t bring the dying spark or the consolation goal that the Theatre of Dreams seemed desperate for.