Manchester United endured a lively Etihad victory for almost everything Manchester CityThe title waits. United took the lead through Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial doubled shortly thereafter. City returned to the game later when Nicolas Otamendi headed in, but United weathered the damage.
Manchester United player ratings vs Manchester City – Premier League
GK: David De Gea – 7
Some bright and safe stops under crosses.
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 9
Fully handcuffed Sterling with an imposing defensive display. Lost Otamendi for the first time in City.
CB: Victor Lindelof – 8
Best game for a while. Crucial block to deny Jesus.
CB: Harry Maguire – 7
He dominated the airspace and the calmness of the floor.
LB: Luke Shaw – 6
Limited progress ahead, but well positioned when needed.
CM: Scott McTominay – 9
Excellent effort. I never stopped moving on, but a brilliant muscle attack.
CM: Fred – 7
Solid space-making game in front of the back four.
RAM: Daniel James – 7
Constant threat against Angelino, giving him a torrid time.
CAM: Jesse Lingard – 7
Persistent threat, but put in a real defensive change as well.
LAM: Marcus Rashford – 7
Another excellent performance was quietly penalized following its own spotkuck award at the VAR.
ST: Anthony Marcial – 5
Not yet put in a full turn, but as always some pure skill.
Manchester City player ratings vs Manchester United – Premier League
GK: Ederson – 6
No chance with two goals and some good stops.
RB: Kyle Walker – 7
Powerful drives from now on. Good coverage
CB: John Stones – 6
Relatively comfortable in possession, but sometimes struggled with the pace of counterattacks. Limping
CB: Fernandinho – 6
Anticipated well and solidly defended
LB: Angelino – 4
Alright with the game in front of him. But many mistakes
CM: Rodri – 7
Excellent again, both defensively and with accurate distribution. Good tipping shot
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 6
Strong influence at first, but disappeared as the game progressed
CM: David Silva – 6
Decent first half but struggled to enforce the second
RAM: Bernardo Silva – 6
A lot of ball in the first half but couldn't find the final pass
LAM: Raheem Sterling – 5
Wan Bissaka has not changed anything, despite the abundance of ball possession
ST: Gabriel Jesus – 6
I tried all night but little change outside United back two