Another disappointing and unfortunately, a predicted loss, for Manchester United against Manchester City in the big Manchester Derby where Manchester United lost 3-1 after a very average and shaky performance by the Red Devils.
Manchester United’s starting squad couldn’t keep up and threat Manchester City where Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, and Romelu Lukaku were on the bench, while Paul Pogba was injured and dropped from the squad, which made the team lack creativity and attacking threats where Jose Mourinho was late in using his attacking players in the second half.
Here are our player ratings and the man of the match for today’s match
De Gea: Had a good reflex, but couldn’t do much against the three goals. 5.5/10
Smalling: Was very shaky and suffered against Manchester City. 6/10
Lindelof: Was shaky as well and couldn’t perform so well and pass accurately under the pressure. 5/10
Young: Was a weakness in Manchester United and couldn’t keep up with Manchester City’s pace. 5/10
Shaw: Struggled today, but was trying. 6/10
Matic: Better than Herrera, but was slow. A very average match. 6/10
Fellaini: One of the best in Manchester United’s side. Stabilized the midfield. 6.5/10
Herrera: Was shaky, some good moments and some bad moments and losing the ball. 5.5/10
Martial: Scored a from the penalty and was trying, but couldn’t do much. 6.5/10
Rashford: Did nothing today. 5/10
Lingard: Not a player that can start at the moment in such a crucial match. He’s more of a super sub sometimes. 5.5/10
Lukaku: Made some good impact and opened some spaces. 6/10
Mata: Created some chances in the attack. 6/10
Sanchez: Better than Rashford, but wasn’t very dangerous as Juventus match. 6/10
Man of the match: None of Manchester United players.
Jose Mourinho (Manager): Another predicted loss against Pep Guardiola. The team struggled with Manchester City’s pace and attack. 5/10