Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City – Shocking from Fellaini

Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City – Shocking from Fellaini

David de Gea 5 – Couldn’t do a great deal about any of Manchester City’s three strikes. The Spaniard did make a great save to deny Dzeko early doors but his kicking was nervy throughout and uncharacteristically sloppy.

Rafael 5 – Relatively solid defensively, one slip aside. Made a particularly good tackle on David Silva at the start and provided a decent outlet down the right. Final ball let him down. Showed some bottle at least.

Rio Ferdinand 4 – A couple of shaky moments, particularly when he was dragged into wider areas by City’s free flowing forwards. Should have done more for Dzeko’s second.

Phil Jones 5 – Probably should have done more for Dzeko’s opener but looked reasonably solid otherwise and was relatively impressive in his reading of the game.

Patrice Evra 4 – Subdued offensively and most of City’s attacks came down our left. Often found himself two-on-one against Zabaleta and Navas. Poor in final third.

Tom Cleverley 4 – By no means impressive but was perhaps harshly hooked by Moyes as Fellaini had a stinker. Moyes claimed after the game that it was due to injury. Moved the ball OK and at least attempted to press on occasion.

Michael Carrick 5 – A few decent interceptions and a tidy pass completion rate gloss over a disappointing display from Carrick. Easily outclassed by Toure but lacked movement around him.

Marouane Fellaini 3 – A truly gutless performance from the £27 million Belgian. Won his fair share of headers but lacked any quality in possession, failed to make angles for his team-mates and ambled about like a man who didn’t care. Should have seen red too. Not fit to wear the shirt.

Juan Mata 5 – Once more, he was wasted out wide and was often sloppy in possession. Did show some glimpses of his undoubted quality on occasion and at least looked to get on the ball, unlike some of his team-mates.

Danny Welbeck 5 – Another who struggled to impact the game. Didn’t offer much in the way of protection to Evra but a tireless work ethic and direct style at least gave City’s defence something to think about. Came closest to scoring for United.

Wayne Rooney 5 – Often on the periphery and his touch often let him down. Seemed to lack sharpness and was isolated for large periods on a frustrating night.

Substitutes

Shinji Kagawa 5 – Replaced Cleverley after the break. A few fleeting moments of magic but drifted in and out of play and was sloppy at times.

Antonio Valencia 5 – Gave United some width and managed to create one or two chances via crosses. However, he would have liked to have seen more of the ball after replacing the dreadful Fellaini.

Javier Hernandez 5 – Lively cameo but had little in the way of clear cut chances. Linked play well and movement was decent.

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Tom is a lifelong red who regularly goes to Manchester United games and is a fan of everything at the club, right down to the Under 18s and below.