Manchester City locked horns with Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier today as they hoped to earn a win in the Manchester derby. Pep Guardiola’s men made a solid start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.
Jack Grealish opened the goal-scoring in the derby for Man City with a good finish at the hour mark. However, Man United equalised in the 78th-minute courtesy of Bruno Fernandes’ finish before Marcus Rashford completed the turnaround just four minutes later. The match ended with Man City suffering a disappointing 2-1 loss at the Theatre of Dreams.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the match against Manchester United.
GK: Ederson – 6/10
The Brazilian keeper made a couple of solid saves at the back but conceded two late goals in the game.
RB: Kyle Walker – 6/10
Walker made one key chance in the final third and went close to scoring with a shot from long range.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 7/10
He secured the ball back twice and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6/10
Ake passed the ball well from the back but failed to stop the home side from causing problems late in the game.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 6.5/10
The Portugal international was a positive influence at both ends of the field but has nothing to show for his efforts.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 6.5/10
The Belgian talent had a few bright moments in the game but picked up an assist for setting up Grealish’s goal.
CM: Rodri – 6.5/10
He proved his worth at times by securing the ball back once but lacked quality going forward.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 6/10
Silva made one good run with the ball and came back to defend at times as well.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6.5/10
The Algerian sensation made some important defensive contributions but failed to threaten the opposition goal.
ST: Erling Haaland – 6/10
Haaland had a couple of lively moments in the game but failed to register a goal today.
LW: Phil Foden – 6/10
Foden tried his best to cause problems for the opposition defenders but got replaced in the 56th minute.
LW: Jack Grealish – 7/10
He deserves credit for scoring the opening goal in the 56th minute.