What a comeback for Manchester United! a very poor first half, but the second half was sensational and it was as if Jose Mourinho made 11 changes to the team, every single player was different in the second half. Almost none of Manchester United players deserved more than 5/10 in the first half, but the second half they deserve to be rated more for their come back and fighting.
In the second half Manchester United were the one dominating the game and made four attempts and scored twice within only 15 minutes, wherein the first half Manchester United didn’t make any attempt.
Here are our player ratings and the man of the match for today’s match
De Gea: Was able to do better, especially in the second goal. But made a couple of saves and a crucial save by Aguero’s header on the 89th minute. 7/10
Smalling: Was at fault for both goals, but in the second half, he scored the winning goal in the comeback. 7/10
Bailly: Was so poor today, also the lack of a real striker made it harder to mark a player. 5/10
Valencia: Poor first half, but a good second half. 7/10
Young: Not so good, but in the second half he stood up. He was going to give Man City a penalty on the 76th minute. 5/10
Matic: Maybe the only good or okay player in the first half, and a good second half. 7/10
Pogba: Just 14 passes in the first half, while the Manchester City’s goalkeeper, Ederson, made 15 passes.But in the second half, he flipped the table around and scored two goals within 98 seconds. World class comeback! 8/10
Herrera: Helped in the attack and defense in the first half, and in the second half he was better and made one assist. 7/10
Sanchez: Did nothing in the first, except running to defend sometimes, which isn’t even his job or the reason he was bought. But in the second half, he was the man of the match alongside Paul Pogba and he provided two assists and was behind the first goal. 8/10
Lingard: Didn’t do much as well in the first half, but in the second half he was better and made some runs and annoyed Manchester City’s defense. 7/10
Lukaku: We barely noticed his existence, even in the second half he didn’t do much. Had to be subbed off instead of Alexis Sanchez who was the best player on the pitch with Paul Pogba. 5/10
McTominay: Average, came to secure the score. 5/10
Rashford: Didn’t do much. 5/10
Victor Lindelof: Came to secure the score and waste a few seconds. N/A
Man of the match: Paul Pogba scored two goals in the come back in less than 2 minutes. On the other hand, Alexis Sanchez provided two assists and was behind the first goal as well where he played maybe the best match in Manchester United’s shirt by far in just 35 minutes. However, Paul Pogba is our man of the match, and Alexis Sanchez deserves a huge mention.
Jose Mourinho (Manager): A great come back and it was clear that he changed the tactics in the second half, and that proves that the defense isn’t always the answer. Manchester United attack Manchester City in the second half and came back from 2-0 to 2-3 within minutes, and two goals came within 98 seconds only. Manchester United were to win the Premier League this season if they were attacking and playing like today, instead of defending and parking the bus. 7/10