Saturday 24 February 2018

Here is how the players rated in Manchester United's derby win over City

Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (R) congratulates Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (R) congratulates Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford

Teenager Marcus Rashford was the Manchester United hero once again as he netted his fifth goal in eight games for the Reds against Manchester City. Here is how the players rated in the Manchester Derby.


JOE HART: Powerless to stop Marcus Rashford scoring and did well to deny Anthony Martial twice after that before being taken off on a stretcher. 7/10

GAEL CLICHY: Got involved up the pitch as City improved after the break, but could not make a telling contribution. 6

MARTIN DEMICHELIS: A nightmare outing. Beaten easily by Rashford when the teenager scored, looked fortunate not to give away a penalty for a foul on the same player and just about got away with a suicidal back-pass attempt, as well as missing a decent chance. 3

ELIAQUIM MANGALA: Certainly did far better than Demichelis - but without doing too much wrong, still failed to give a showing that suggest City can properly cope without Vincent Kompany. 6

BACARY SAGNA: No major errors at the back, but unable to have much penetration going forward. 6

FERNANDINHO: Moved from midfield to centre-back when Demichelis was substituted and immediately made a more positive impact than his predecessor, making a crucial block to keep out a Rashford effort. 6

YAYA TOURE: Came to the fore in a handful of moments, particularly after the break, but it was not really enough overall from a player who can be so influential. 6

RAHEEM STERLING: Involved in a couple of decent attacking moves early on before limping off in the 26th minute with an apparent groin problem. 5

DAVID SILVA: Similar to Toure - another big-name player who did not really deliver. 6

JESUS NAVAS: A display full of endeavour saw him frequently get into promising positions, but he was ultimately unable to make the most of them. 6

SERGIO AGUERO: Struggled to get into the game until the 66th minute, when his header came back of the post. Also sent a shot wide late on. 6


FERNANDO (for Sterling, 26 mins): Allowed Toure to move further forward after being introduced early on. 6

WILLY CABALLERO (for Hart, 50 mins): Made one very good save to keep out a Martial shot. 6

WILFRIED BONY (for Demichelis, 53 mins): Unable to pose too many problems as City went in search of an equaliser. 6

Manchester City's Fernando shoots


DAVID DE GEA: Produced a decent save to keep out a Navas effort at 0-0 and was comfortable throughout. 7

MARCOS ROJO: Got away with an error in the first half but was otherwise steady before coming off in the second. 6

DALEY BLIND: Contained Aguero well when called upon to do so in a battle that started to get a bit feisty towards the end of the first half. 7

CHRIS SMALLING: A generally solid performance, although was perhaps lucky that a second yellow card was not added to the first he received early on. 7

MATTEO DARMIAN: Made several decent interceptions to help keep City at bay. 7

MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN: Showed some very nice touches going forward as well as being part of United's solid base. 7

MICHAEL CARRICK: Played his part in United's resilience as the hosts started to press. 6

ANTHONY MARTIAL: Always looked dangerous. Brought decent saves out of both Hart and Caballero. 8

JUAN MATA: A commendable 70-minute shift which included teeing up Rashford's goal. 7

JESSE LINGARD: Typically energetic, although not quite as prominent this time as some of his colleagues in attack. 6

MARCUS RASHFORD: The fairytale continues for the 18-year-old, who impressed onec again here. Showed great composure when he scored, might have earned a penalty and almost netted a second. 8


ANTONIO VALENCIA (for Rojo, 63 mins): Helped keep things ticking over for United as City searched for the leveller. 6

BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER (for Mata, 70 mins): Brought more solidity to midfield to help see out the victory. 6

TIMOTHY FOSU-MENSAH (for Darmian, 84): Did his bit as United got over the line. 5

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