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Antony Gets 7, Varane With 5 | Manchester United Players Rated In Poor Loss Vs Manchester City

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Manchester United faced off against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn all three points in the Manchester derby. The Red Devils began the game slowly and conceded the opening goal in the eight-minute courtesy of Phil Foden’s controlled finish. Erling Haaland doubled Man City’s advantage with a good header in the 34th minute before scoring again just three minutes later. Phil Foden added another goal in the latter stages of the first half as the home team led 4-0 at half-time.

Antony got a goal back for Man United with a great strike in the 56th minute. However, Man City responded positively as both Haaland and Foden completed their hattricks soon after. Anthony Martial came off the bench and scored a brace late in the game as Man United crashed to a 6-3 loss away from home.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player performed during the match against Man City.

GK: David de Gea – 5/10

The Spanish keeper made some important stops at the back but ended up conceding six goals during the game.

RB: Diogo Dalot – 6/10

He earned the ball back once and made one good chance in the opponent’s half.

CB: Raphael Varane – 5/10

The French talent couldn’t deal with Haaland’s presence and had to go off with an injury in the 39th minute.

CB: Lisandro Martinez – 5.5/10

Martinez showed some fight even when things were not going his way. However, he was poor on the ball.

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LB: Tyrell Malacia – 5/10

The occasion got the better of the young full-back. He was simply not up for this game.

CM: Scott McTominay – 6.5/10

McTominay made a few crucial defensive contributions but lacked quality on the ball.

CM: Christian Eriksen – 6/10

He made two key chances in the final third and has got an assist to show for his efforts. However, Eriksen failed to offer any protection for his teammates at the back.

RW: Antony – 7/10

Antony had a quiet first half but came alive in the second. He scored a superb goal from long range in the 56th minute.

CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 6/10

He had a few shots at goal but never looked like he would threaten the Man City goal.

LW: Jadon Sancho – 5.5/10

Sancho made two inviting opportunities for others around him but failed to register a goal.

ST: Marcus Rashford – 6/10

He was marked out of the game but failed to be a threat on the counter.

Substitutes:

CB: Victor Lindelof – 6.5/10

Lindelof had a tough game at the back.

LB: Luke Shaw – 6/10

He made some decent runs with the ball but was vulnerable when defending inside his half.

ST: Anthony Martial – 8/10

The French sensation came off the bench and scored a quick-fire brace.

CM: Casemiro – 6/10

The veteran midfielder failed to provide enough cover for his backline.

CM: Fred – 6.5/10

The Brazilian talent caused some problems for the Man City defenders.

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