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Manchester United’s woeful performances this season once again reared the ugly head in a Manchester derby, as Pep Guardiola’s City were able to get a comfortable 3-0 success at Old Trafford. The result could have been an even better outcome for City if not for the excellent saves made by United goalkeeper Andre Onana.
The victory has kept Manchester City in the title race with the team only two points behind table leaders Tottenham. Meanwhile, Manchester United remain outside the top six places but picking up morale after such a big defeat will be the big task for Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City Player Ratings
8’ – Andre Onana makes a stunning save to keep out Phil Foden’s bullet header and later recovers to keep Erling Haaland from scoring an early goal
26’ – Rodri won a penalty from a set piece situation that was duly converted by Erling Haaland
45+1’ – Ederson makes a stunning save to keep Scott McTominay, who was picked up brilliantly by Rashford, out
45+4’ – Onana saves from 6 yards out to keep Erling Haaland’s bullet header from handing City a 2-0 lead
49’ – Haaland came up with his second goal of the evening with a fine header after being left unmarked in the box
57’ – Jack Grealish cut inside from the left to unleash a powerful shot that was saved by Onana
71’ – Haaland’s hat-trick was denied from close range by an onrushing Onana
80’ – Phil Foden taps in from close range after being found by Haaland
Star Man/Player – Erling Haaland – 9/10
Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – 9.20
Erling Haaland continued his incredible story in the Premier League with a brace against Manchester United at Old Trafford. It was a sublime performance from the Norwegian, who could have easily had a hat-trick on another day if not for the brilliant performances from United goalkeeper Andre Onana.
The Premier League’s top scorer had five shots at goal and he was able to come up against an impressive Onana between the opposition sticks. One of the biggest positives of Haaland in this match was his movement, and United failed to keep track of the forward for most of the game. Even when United defenders were close, the striker was able to shrug them off.
Manchester United player ratings
Andre Onana 8/10 – A big reason behind Manchester United not losing by five or more goals
Diogo Dalot 6/10 – Constantly pegged back by Jack Grealish
Harry Maguire 6/10 – Dominated by Haaland throughout the game
Jonny Evans 5/10 – Haaland ran rings around him throughout the match
Victor Lindelof 6/10 – Struggled in the left back spots
Christian Eriksen 5/10 – Caught out defensively
Sofyan Amrabat 6/10 – Taken off at half-time following a disappointing display
Bruno Fernandes 6/10 – Unable to have a big influence with and without the ball
Scott McTominay 7/10 – Had United’s best shot at goal
Marcus Rashford 6/10 – Had one chance at goal but was anonymous throughout
Rasmus Hoejlund 5/10 – Anonymous throughout the game and conceded the penalty
Mason Mount 6/10 – Failed to make any impact even with the entire second half
Anthony Martial 5/10 – Very late substitute introduction
Antony 5/10 – Did not have any time for an impact. Booked.
Sergio Reguilon 5/10 – Little impact with the limited time
Alejandro Garnacho 6/10 – Lacked the end product
Manchester City player ratings
Ederson Moraes 7/10 – Decent saves to keep out Scott McTominay
Kyle Walker 8/10 – Kept Rashford quiet throughout the match
John Stones 7/10 – Calmness in the centre of the defence
Ruben Dias 7/10 – Excellent for the most part
Josko Gvardiol 7/10 – Strong second-half after an indifferent first
Rodri 8/10 – Did not put a foot wrong in the entire game
Phil Foden 7/10 – Scored a goal but could have done much better with his previous attempts
Julian Alvarez 7/10 – Unable to have a big impact
Bernardo Silva 8/10 – A starring role in the midfield with United struggling to keep track
Jack Grealish 7/10 – Decent long-range efforts that could not be built upon
Erling Haaland 9/10 – Star of the show with two excellent goals and an assist
Mateo Kovacic 6/10 – Only introduced as a late substitute
Jeremy Doku 6/10 – Offered very little time
Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City Player Ratings – The Final Word
Manchester United were second best to City in almost every facet of this match. United could have ended up losing by a bigger margin in this game. Manchester City’s only regret in the match will be not scoring more goals while Erling Haaland failed to pick up his hat-trick.
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