Manchester derby: Man for man marking

 

Manchester City

JOE HART

Was flat-footed for the opener and lacked confidence coming out of goal, but overall had little to do. 6/10

PABLO ZABALETA

Chased shadows whenever United broke in the first half, but rapidly improved as City came back. 7

VINCENT KOMPANY

Substituted after 21 minutes and replaced by Kolo Touré, making City even more vulnerable. 6

MATIJA NASTASIC

Another accomplished defensive display from the young Serbian, who was never in too much bother. 7

GAEL CLICHY

A solid performance, did OK dealing with Valencia, but later looked tired and struggled to get forward. 6

DAVID SILVA

Started brightly with some neat trademark touches but took a back seat after United took the lead. 6

YAYA TOURE

Continually tried to rediscover his form by piling through United midfield, finishing his chance well. 6

GARETH BARRY

A decent performance, kept the ball ticking over and showed calmness to break down United attacks. 7

SAMIR NASRI

Was kept under wraps for the majority of the game by United's midfield, flattered to deceive – again. 5

SERGIO AGUERO

Struggled to make an impact beside Balotelli; at his best when supported by the animated Tevez. 6

MARIO BALOTELLI

Tried too much when City needed stability and headed straight down the tunnel after being subbed. 5

Best off the bench: CARLOS TEVEZ

Looked for the ball to build patient attacks – just what City needed. 7

Manchester United

DAVID DE GEA

Made numerous good saves and commanded his area. Justified selection over Anders Lindegaard. 7/10

RAFAEL DA SILVA

Perfectly placed ball for Rooney's second, overlapped well with Valencia and defended competently. 7

RIO FERDINAND

A solid performance from the 34-year-old, matching Balotelli in the air and on the ground, and cleaning up well. 8

JONNY EVANS

Performed admirably alongside Ferdinand, but went off injured for Smalling just after the break. 7

PATRICE EVRA

An attacking option as always, but struggled to deal with Tevez in the second half after a solid 45 minutes. 6

MICHAEL CARRICK

Quiet but effective in possession, while doing a good job of restricting Yaya Touré's surging forward runs. 7

TOM CLEVERLEY

Won the ball in midfield for Rooney's second, but seemed hurried. Good, but still room for improvement. 6

ASHLEY YOUNG

Looked to throw his weight around in tight areas for much of the game, breaking well for the opener. 7

ANTONIO VALENCIA

Seemed unfit at times and misplaced passes, but still offered width and an extra defensive outlet. 6

WAYNE ROONEY

Struck the opener in the only place possible and was well placed for the second. A class act at times. 8

ROBIN VAN PERSIE

Came in and out of the game but always looked like producing brilliance, hitting the bar before City's first. 7

Best off the bench: Chris Smalling

Was continually tested in the second half but made several good tackles. 7

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