PLAYER RATINGS: Bruno Fernandes shines in attack for Manchester United

PLAYER RATINGS: Bruno Fernandes shines in attack for Manchester United as Phil Foden wastes his big chance, while Brazilian duo Fred and Casemiro are relentless in midfield

  • Manchester United came from behind to beat Manchester City on Saturday 
  • Phil Foden failed to take his opportunity from the start and was subbed off 
  • Bruno Fernandes scored the equaliser before Marcus Rashford’s winner 
  • Sportsmail’s Ian Whittell rates both set of players after the enthralling derby  

Manchester United have gone within six points of Premier League leaders Arsenal after coming from behind to beat Manchester City at Old Trafford. 

Erik ten Hag’s side went behind on the hour mark after a Jack Grealish header put the visitors.But United got back on level terms thanks to Bruno Fernandes before completing the comeback with March Rashford’s close-range finish.

Below, Sportsmail’s Ian Whittell rates both teams’ players after the enthralling game.

Manchester United are now six points behind leaders Arsenal after their win over Man City 

Marcus Rashford continued his superb form as he scored a late winner in Manchester derby

Man United 

David de Gea 6

Not a lot to do, until he picked a Grealish header out of the net but his handling was good when called upon.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 6

Full-back kept Foden quiet but found Grealish a tougher proposition. Lived dangerously at times with some tackles.

Raphael Varane 7

Made some important clearing headers as City ramped up the pressure and did a good job of holding Haaland scoreless.

Raphael Varane was crucial in the win as he managed to keep Man City’s Erling Haaland quiet

Luke Shaw 6

Surprising choice to start at centre-half and his lack of height was exposed at times when City pressed after the restart.

Tyrell Malacia 6

Energetic performance, at both ends of the field, from the young full-back who had to contend with De Bruyne and Mahrez on his side.

Casemiro 7

Played a key role in denying Haaland service and stifling City’s creative midfield players for all but a 20 minute spell at the start of the second half.

Casemiro played a key role in denying Haaland service and stifling City’s creative players

Fred 7

Called in to provide extra bite in midfield and relished the derby atmosphere and his battle with De Bruyne in particular although the Belgian still set up the opener.

Bruno Fernandes 9

Rolled an early shot just wide of the City goal and couple of long passes nearly set up an opener. Scored one and had a hand in the second.

Christian Eriksen 5

Slotted into the number 10 role, higher upfield than normal, and his passing threatened on occasion. Booked for a petulant foul on Grealish.

Fernandes caused Man City problems all afternoon before eventually getting the equaliser

Marcus Rashford 6

Exciting in the first half and gave Walker plenty of problems and deserved his second half goal as he scored for a ninth straight home games.

Anthony Martial 5

Took a painful tumble in the opening seconds and never looked dangerous, apart from one run and cross for Rashford. Off at the break.

Rashford scored for ninth straight home game despite picking up a knock in the first-half 


Antony for Martial, 45 mins – 5

Alejandro Garnacho for Eriksen, 71 mins – 7

Harry Maguire for Rashford 90 mins

Scott McTominay for Casemiro 90 mins

Lisandro Martinez for Malacia 90 mins

Substitutes (not used) Lindelof, Heaton, Elanga, Mainoo.

Man City 

Ederson 6

Lucky to escape a poor decision to race out of his area in the first half, when Rashford might have scored, but made up for it with a good save from the same United man.

Ederson was fortunate in the first-half after coming off his line to chase a long ball 

Kyle Walker 5

Struggled for fitness and form recently but handed second league start in three months and was targeted by United. Struggled against Rashford and then sub Garnacho.

Manuel Akanji 5

In the right place to clear a Rashford shot off the line but did not cover himself in glory as United scored twice in four minutes,

Nathan Ake 5

Goals underlined a poor performance from the City back four with Ake struggling with the pace and mobility of the United forwards.

Nathan Ake struggled with the pace and mobility of the United forwards all afternoon

Joao Cancelo 6

Important early interception denied Rashford but was not his usual attacking threat.

Kevin De Bruyne 7

Kept plugging away, despite a good defensive job by Fred, and got his rewards when he momentarily found the space to set up the Grealish goal.

Rodri 6

Overworked, and over-run, at the base of City’s midfield at times, especially in the period when United scored. Tried, but failed, to feed the creative players around him.

Bernardo Silva 6

Bad mistake gifted United their first chance but became more dangerous and better in the ball as the game wore on. Tried hard enough but too often with not end result.

Erling Haaland was kept quiet but Kevin De Bruyne managed to get an assist for the opener

Riyad Mahrez 5

Another City forward who was quiet. Had a hand in playing in De Bruyne to set up the opener but, apart from that good 15 minute spell, was quiet.

Erling Haaland 6

Dropped deep to try and become more involved in the game but was largely kept quiet by the home defence. Some good defensive work too.

Phil Foden 5

Caught offside twice and guilty of giving up the ball cheaply. Missed one difficult chance with a header and was subbed before the hour.

Phil Foden failed to take advantage of his starting chance before being subbed off 


Jack Grealish for Foden 56 mins – 7

Substitues (not used) Phillips, Gundogan, Laporte, Ortega, Alvarez, Gomez, Palmer, Lewis.

Referee: S Attwell 7

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