Man City 0 Manchester United 1 analysis: Marcus Rashford took derby goal with composure of a seasoned pro

We take a look at the star man, view from the bench and the moan of the match following Manchester United's derby win

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STAR MAN

Marcus Rashford. Took his goal superbly and should have had a penalty. Although he faded in the second half after a lively start, this was another impressive outing from the highly-promising 18-year-old.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

The opening goal by Rashford provided another delightful moment for the youngster. The teenager showed the composure of a seasoned pro as he took the ball in his stride and left Demichelis groping at thin air on the ground before finishing brilliantly.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Most of the game will have looked pretty ugly for Manuel Pellegrini as his City side failed to handle the intensity of United's approach. Injuries disrupted his planning but the enforced deployment of Demichelis at the back always seemed an accident waiting to happen against United's pacy frontline. For Louis van Gaal, this was yet another much-needed result in the nick of time. Every time results have apparently taken him to the brink, he has been able to rouse his side to dig out three points from somewhere.

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MOAN OF THE MATCH

Refereeing such games cannot be easy but Michael Oliver did not have his best afternoon. The City penalty appeals may have been debatable but the Rashford one appeared clear-cut. With each high-profile incident, the case for increased use of video technology gets stronger.

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Bournemouth v Manchester City, Saturday, April 2 (Premier League)

Manchester United v Everton, Sunday, April 3 (Premier League)

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