Manchester United player ratings from the derby loss to Man City
The Manchester Derby at Etihad showed the huge difference that exists between Manchester City and Manchester United with United suffering a humiliating 6-3 defeat. Here are the player ratings.
David De Gea- 4
The Spaniard conceded six goals and endured a tough afternoon at the Etihad. Still looks unconvincing to play the style of football that Erik Ten Hag wants to implement and there was particularly a huge difference to be seen if we looked at Ederson’s contributions from the other half.
Diogo Dalot- 4
Received a yellow card in the second minute and could not get going. Would be a good learning lesson for the young full-back.
Raphael Varane- 3
One of the worst games for the Frenchman in a United shirt. Could not show his leadership qualities and failed to mark Erling Haaland for the third goal. Substituted in the first half with an injury concern.
Lisandro Martinez- 4
Martinez had the better game of the four defenders but when the team is down 4-0 at halftime, there are not many positives to look at.
Tyrell Malacia- 3
Booked early on and was found out on occasions by the runs of Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne. The experience of Luke Shaw was missing for a game such as this. Hooked off at halftime.
Scott Mctominay- 3
Was selected over Casemiro again due to his impressive performances but was really poor with both his defensive work and attacking contributions.
Cristian Eriksen- 4
Tried to maintain composure on the pitch but could not do so with success. Defensively was caught out on many occasions and failed to mark Haaland for the second goal. Assisted Antony with the first goal.
Bruno Fernandes- 5
Although Fernandes was not able to hold possession for long, he was the only player who was trying to fight and get something out of the game. First loss as a Manchester United Captain.
Jadon Sancho- 4
Sancho really looked off the pace and failed to make any impact from the left. Was at fault for giving possession which led to the first city goal. Replaced by Fred around the 70th-minute mark.
Marcus Rashford- 4
Tried to press from the front but the defensive duo of Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake kept him at bay for most of the game.
Antony tried flicks and tricks from the right wing but contributed to nothing substantial in the attack. Scored a wonder goal in the second half
Victor Lindelof- 4
Replaced Varane after the Frenchman suffered a knock and United immediately conceded a fourth. Did not do much to warrant a starting place versus Everton
Luke Shaw- 5
Replaced Malacia at halftime and assisted Anthony Martial for the second goal. Might have done enough to start the next game.
Anthony Martial- 6
The only positive to come out of the derby was the Frenchman’s return and he scored two goals which would give a good boost to his confidence. Definitely, the first-choice striker moving forward.
Casemiro was expected to start the game with a plethora of experience under his belt but Mctominay was given the nod over him. His thirty-minute cameo showed why Ten Hag should have started him.
Came on the last twenty minutes and provided some energy in the midfield but by then City had put the brake pedal on with the game already done and dusted.
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Erik ten Hag- 4
Coming off winning the Premier League Manager of the Month for September, it was expected by many that he would prove to be a tough rival for Pep Guardiola. However, he was tactically outclassed by the Spaniard and some of his decisions to start McTominay and Eriksen as a double pivot proved to be his wrongdoing.