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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: Player Ratings

Claudio Bravo – 5

Started well but it turned into a horror show, with the Chilean at fault for United’s goal. His confidence went to bits in the second half.

Bacary Sagna – 7

Dealt with the threat of Lingard and Rashford superbly. Was also great in the air defending against United’s long ball system.

John Stones – 7

Dealt well with Ibrahimovic, and his passing from the back at times was typically impressive.

Nicolas Otamendi – 9

Imperious. An absolutely superb showing and went from strength to strength. When he’s on his game he’s a top class centre-back.

Aleksandar Kolarov – 7

Excellent. Mourinho tried to nullify him with the pace of Valencia but he came out on top in every battle.

Fernandinho – 8

What a player. Was great in front of the back four, and in the second half he provided so many counter attacking opportunities.

Raheem Sterling – 6

His off the ball movement was exceptional, and he dragged Shaw out of position many times. However, his final ball still needs to improve.

David Silva – 8

Ran the game. Gave Pogba a headache and controlled the midfield effortlessly.

Kevin De Bruyne – 9 (Man of the Match)

Unbelievable. Scored the first, set up the second and was a constant menace throughout. Has ice in his veins.

Nolito – 8

Pinned Valencia back all game and his work rate was exceptional. Already looks at home in this team and system.

Kelechi Iheanacho – 7

Played a huge part in both goals, setting up the first and scoring the second. He bullied Bailly in the first half before being substituted.

Subs:

Fernando – 7

Came on to protect the back four in a tactical switch by Pep, and did just that. Sniffed out so many United attacks and was crucial in City holding on to the lead.

Leroy Sané – 6

Looked rusty but nearly provided an assist for De Bruyne. Will get better with more game time.

Pablo Zabaleta – N/A

No time to mark.

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