Manchester United vs. Manchester City - Player Ratings

Fred offers very little and could even be considered a worse signing than Alexis Sanchez
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first Manchester Derby didn't go as planned, as City scored two second half goals to beat United 2-0 at Old Trafford.

Here are United's player ratings:

David De Gea (4/10):
DaveSaves has been on quite the cold streak as of late, looking more mortal than ever in the past three games. Another error from the great David de Gea in this one, giving up the goal that took United out of the game. He just doesn't look himself out there lately, and with each error, he seems to get more and more nervous. Us as United fans need to rally behind our great goalkeeper in his time of struggle, because lord knows where United would be without him these past ten years.

Matteo Darmian (6/10):
One of the few bright spots in the game, Matteo Darmian impressed in his first start in the Premier League since Jose Mourinho's final game. Some sloppy positioning is what keeps the Italian defender from a higher rating.

Chris Smalling (5/10):
Nothing spectacular, but very calm defending (except for the near own-goal); kept Aguero fairly silent all night. Sloppy positioning, much like every United defender.

Victor Lindelof (6/10):
Continues to be a force at the back for United, lacking any nervousness with the ball, and as a fan, I am beginning to have no worries when Lindelof has the ball at his feet, unlike with players such as Young or Smalling. However, even the Iceman was out of position when Sane scored the second goal for City.

Ashley Young (4/10):
Same story, different day. Had good energy at the beginning, but when team got tired, the cracks began to show. Although he had a few bright spots, Young still was caught out of position a few times, and when Sane scored his goal, it was down Young's side.

Luke Shaw (5/10):
Much like the rest of the squad, Shaw had wonderful energy in the beginning, looking good in attack on the left side, but eventually tired out and even picked up a yellow. Bernardo Silva proved too quick for the English defender and used Shaw as a human shield so De Gea could not prevent City's first goal.

Fred (4/10):
Another player who just lost stamina throughout the game. Fred made City's midfield look nervous at times, but after tiring out, was not the same player and committed too many errors.

Andreas Pereira (5/10):
Showed good energy throughout the game, not phased by the experienced David Silva. Created a few chances with his attacking play, but never amounted to anything. I would personally like to see McTominay play alongside Pereira more often. Between the two young midfielders, their work rate alone will tire out opposing midfields.

Paul Pogba (5/10):
More aggressive this game than in recent games. Imposed his will on the ball a few times, even creating a beautiful pass to Jesse Lingard who missed the volley. More aggressive, but still gave the ball away too many times. Not a world-class performance from someone who we know can be world-class when he wants to. An embarrassing moment for the Frenchman though, was when he lost an aerial duel with Sterling!

Jesse Lingard (3/10):
Good high pressing at the start, brought a lot of pressure to City's defenders in the beginning. Again, another player who just tired himself out. Was running on fumes before we subbed him. Missed a golden opportunity to make it 1-0 in the beginning of the match after a wonderful pass from Pogba.

Marcus Rashford (5/10):
The 21-year-old came out on fire and had no signs of slowing down -- putting pressure on City's defence, especially Vincent Kompany. Then he collided with Ederson. After that, Rashford looked like he lost a little step. Maybe was trying to shake off the injury, but after that collision the entire United team lost energy.

Subs:
Romelu Lukaku (5/10): 
Looked nervous at times, still not the type of striker this United team needs.

Alexis Sanchez (N/A):
Had no impact - only one touch in 12 minutes.

Anthony Martial (N/A):
Had no impact.

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