It was pouring but they just kept scoring as Manchester United secured a thunderous 2-0 win over Manchester City, a convincing derby win that waited for late drama. Bruno Fernandes was smart in creating as he sent a clever pass to Anthony Martial via free kick in the first half to make it 1-0.
It was far from quiet for the rest of the game as the Sky Blues kept bombarding United with runs, attempts, and corners. However, way past the allocated 5 minutes of added time, a hurried clearance from Ederson found its way to Scott McTominay who confidently shot home the winner, to the delight of Stretford End.
Here’s how the Red Devils fared on the night:
David De Gea – 8.1
Solid display from the Spaniard whose past mistakes have been forgiven. Couple of incredible saves.
Victor Lindelof – 7.0
Prone to a few errors here and there but steady on the ball.
Harry Maguire – 7.0
Solid defending and held his cool despite City’s barrage.
Luke Shaw – 6.5
Iffy here and there and certainly made his fair share of errors but was vital in offensive presence.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 8.8
What a game the lad had. Most tackles in the game and was an absolute spectacle from start to finish, robbing balls from City and making incredible runs. Easy Man of the Match.
Nemanja Matic – 7.7
Great passing although not always on the mark. Needs to improve.
Fred – 8.0
Another good display from the Brazilian who started off brilliantly and ensured that despite City’s lion’s share of possession, they couldn’t do much with it.
Brandon Williams – 6.9
Perhaps a baptism of fire that went too harsh. Nearly made a fatal error but was fortunate to be missed by Raheem Sterling.
Bruno Fernandes – 7.9
Assist in the bag and creative presence all over the pitch, another outstanding display from the Portuguese international.
Daniel James – 6.4
Had a rotten game, with the least touches of any player on the pitch. Didn’t get many runs right, was selfish on two occasions and was repeatedly punished.
Anthony Martial – 7.5
Goal scoring trend continues but had poor body language and general spirit for much of the game.
Eric Bailly – 6.9
Sured up the defense after Williams left.
Scott McTominay – 7.8
Outstanding goal and one that screams of confidence.
Odion Ighalo – 7.6
Despite being brought on too late to make a concrete difference, the Nigerian striker had coolness written all over him with his exceptional holding play.