David de Gea 6 – Dealt comfortably with a series of long-range drives but wasn’t called into making any big saves.
Antonio Valencia 6 – Did brilliantly when it came to dealing with the threat of Leroy Sane but failed to provide his usual impetus going forward.
Eric Bailly 7 – A true warrior from start to finish, throwing himself at everything and spearheading Manchester United’s physical approach at the back.
Daley Blind 6 – Occasionally struggled with the pace of the game but positioned himself wonderfully to avoid too many awkward one-on-one situations with Sergio Aguero.
Matteo Darmian 5 – Failed to quieten Raheem Sterling and consequently opened up Man United’s otherwise rock solid defensive structure.
Michael Carrick 6 – Clearly didn’t enjoy trying to keep tabs on Kevin de Bruyne or Yaya Toure but did manage to produce his usual poise and assurance whenever he got the ball.
Ander Herrera 7 – A rampaging, passionate and often scrappy – in the best possible way – performance from the Spaniard. Ensured that, with the hosts dominating possession, Man United maintained their urgency in midfield.
Marouane Fellaini 5 – Put in a disciplined, committed display in midfield but couldn’t provide that final ball through to the likes of Rashford and Martial. A performance symbolic, in many ways, of how important Paul Pogba is to Jose Mourinho. Simply reckless getting himself sent off just seconds after picking up a booking.
Anthony Martial 6 – Forced to double up as a second left back as Sterling continuously found gaps in and around Darmian. Another dedicated display but one that lacked much attacking potency.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 5 – Struggled to wade past the likes of Fernandinho and Toure to find space. Barely saw the ball in the second half.
Marcus Rashford 7 – Without doubt United’s central attacking threat: bombarded the likes of Nicolas Otamendi and Aleksandar Kolarov in the first half with his raw speed and worked hard throughout.