Man United 0 Man City 0: Player ratings from Old Trafford

Player ratings as Manchester United play out a goalless draw with Manchester City at Old Trafford

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles

Manchester United

David De Gea A quiet afternoon for the United number one with Aguero and Silva sidelined. 6/10

Antonio Valencia Battled on despite a first-half knock. He looked like he could keep Darmian out of the United side but a late injury should hand the Italian a reprieve. 8

Phil Jones A lack of communication with De Gea resulted in the concession of a first-half corner, which City couldn’t capitalise on. He looks to be the best option to partner Smalling. 7

Chris Smalling The United centre-half was inches away from giving the Red Devils a lead thanks to his header from a second-half corner. He was denied a 88th minute winner by Hart’s reflexes. 7

Marcos Rojo (Man of the match) He kept close tabs on De Bruyne and limited the influence of the big-money summer signing. Plenty of encouragement for Van Gaal amid an injury crisis at full-back. 8

Morgan Schneiderlin A solid performance from the France international. He completed 60 passes to keep the home side ticking over. He was booked for a late tackle on De Bruyne. 7

Bastian Schweinsteiger The Germany international lasted 29 minutes longer than he did in Moscow mid-week. He kept United ticking over with a 85 per cent pass completion. 6

Juan Mata His only notable first-half contribution was a “good foul” on Fernandinho, with the Brazilian breaking. The Spaniard looked to be clean through on goal but Hart managed to smother the ball. 6

Ander Herrera He couldn’t find the power to beat Kolarov or Hart with an early second-half effort. Otherwise, he didn’t have a noticeable impact on the derby. 6

Anthony Martial Didn’t appear to be fazed by the prospect of his first Manchester derby. Drifted past opponents with a series of mazy runs. The teenager looked the most likely United player to create a winner. 8

Wayne Rooney Picked up a nasty head wound in the first half but was otherwise quiet. He was denied a derby win for his 30th birthday present. 6

Substitutes

Jesse Lingard He almost scored a late winner with a deft attempt which required a fingertip save from Hart. 7

Marouane Fellaini N/A

Matteo Darmian N/A

Manchester City

Joe Hart The England No1 did well to race off his line and clear a loose ball with Mata bearing down on his goal. He produced a series of late saves to deny Lingard and Smalling. 8

Bacary Sagna The former Arsenal full-back was favoured ahead of Zabaleta. He did well against Martial. 7

Vincent Kompany The City captain was booked for clattering danger-man Martial. With lingering doubts over his fitness, Komapny can be happy with a clean sheet after a solid performance. 7

Nicolas Otamendi The mobile centre-half marshalled Rooney, well. Often leaving his post to follow Rooney’s runs in-field. Late chance but nudged off the ball by Rooney. He showed exceptional composure in his first derby. 8

Aleksandar Kolarov Good block to take the sting out of Herrera’s early second-half effort. His dead-ball delivery proved a danger to United’s clean sheet. 7

Fernando A solid if unflashy performance in the heart of City’s midfield. 6

Fernandinho The City midfielder was booked for cynical foul on Martial. However, he was lively going forward. 6

Kevin De Bruyne After an impressive start to the season, the £55m summer signing lacked the sharpness of his previous games. Did pick out Toure with a glorious ball before half-time but the midfielder couldn’t finish. 6

Yaya Toure The rangy Ivorian got forward well with a couple of deft exchanges with team-mates. He was guilty of wasting City’s best two chances of first half: his header form a corner drifted wide before he miscued with the goal at his mercy. 7

Raheem Sterling He threatened to expose United at the back with his pace but often the final pass was lacking. Such was ineffectiveness that Sterling was replaced within 10 minutes of the second half. 6

Wilfried Bony The City striker had a subdued first half, with the United defence suffocating Bony. Aguero won’t be worried about losing his first-team place to the Ivorian. 5

Substitutes

Jesus Navas Didn’t really have an impact from the bench. 5

Martin Demichelis N/A

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