Man City vs Manchester United: Player ratings as Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw settle derby

Second-placed Red Devils ended their first-placed rivals’ historic winning run with a 2-0 victory

Alex Pattle
Sunday 07 March 2021 18:44
Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw netted as Manchester United won the derby
Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw netted as Manchester United won the derby

Manchester City

Ederson – 7: Very nearly kept out Fernandes’ spot-kick. Kept out a Martial shot one-on-one in the second half.

Joao Cancelo – 6: Didn’t hit the highs he has in many of City’s recent games. Substituted for Walker shortly after the hour mark.

Ruben Dias – 6: Little to criticise in the case of the centre-back.

John Stones – 6: Confident on the ball throughout.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6: Competent showing from the left-back.

Rodri – 6: Hit the bar early in the second half with a first-time shot from the edge of the box.

Ilkay Gundogan – 6: Worked diligently in his efforts to engineer a goal for City, but couldn’t find a breakthrough.

Kevin De Bruyne – 7: Was full of application and looked his side’s best chance of creating, though he never quite hit full flow.

Kevin De Bruyne (left) vies with Fernandes for the ball

Riyad Mahrez – 6: Lively enough without being incisive.

Raheem Sterling – 6: Looked threatening on the wing at times, but lacked an end product.

Gabriel Jesus – 5: Gave away a penalty in the opening minute with a silly challenge on Martial. Was replaced by Foden with 20 minutes remaining.

Substitutions: Walker – 6; Foden – 6.

Manchester United

Dean Henderson – 6: Would have expected more trouble from this City team.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 8: Made some terrific reads and very timely interceptions.

Victor Lindelof – 7: Admirable performance, especially given the revelation that the centre-back has been playing with a back injury.

Harry Maguire – 7: Tidy enough showing from the captain, who improved as the game progressed.

Shaw was a standout performer for the visitors

Luke Shaw – 8: Put together some dangerous runs as he has done at times this season, one of which ended with him scoring with a fine, accurate shot.

Fred – 6: Didn’t stand out, but put in a better shift in the middle of the pitch than he often does.

Scott McTominay – 7: Alert and disciplined in United’s midfield, looking to build moves for the visitors.

Bruno Fernandes – 7: Scored from the penalty spot, though that might not be enough to change perceptions of his ‘big-game’ performances.

Anthony Martial – 8: Won United’s penalty in the first minute. Should have done better when one-on-one with Ederson, but impressed here. Was replaced by Matic in the final moments.

Dan James – 6: Energetic performance from the winger, if somewhat lacking tangible contributions.

Marcus Rashford – 7: Assisted Shaw’s goal neatly. Went off injured on 73 minutes, with Greenwood coming on.

Substitutes: Greenwood – 6; Matic – N/A.

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