Man Utd and Man Metropolis performed out a goalless draw within the Manchester derby at Previous Trafford, however how did every participant carry out?
David de Gea – 7
Pre-match questions after one other mistake in midweek, however a superb block together with his ft prevented Riyad Mahrez from opening the scoring earlier than the break. Largely untroubled all through.
Victor Lindelof – 8
Good near-post flick-on to create an early opening for Scott McTominay, earlier than going shut himself with one other near-post header 5 minutes earlier than the interval.
Defensively sound all through.
Harry Maguire – 7
Very important first-half block to forestall Raheem Sterling’s goalbound effort from testing De Gea, earlier than heading Luke Shaw’s nook simply over on the half-hour mark.
Luke Shaw – 6
Largely stored the difficult Mahrez quiet all through, resulting in the Algerian’s substitution, earlier than seemingly pulling up with an damage.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5
Misplaced Gabriel Jesus halfway via the primary half when the Metropolis striker ought to have executed higher because the right-back struggled at instances defensively.
Paul Pogba – 7
Given a beginning berth after coming off the bench to attain at RB Leipzig on Tuesday and produced an at instances wonderful show, together with some customary beautiful long-range passes, nearly as if the France midfielder had some extent to show?
Fred – 7
Introduced in to stiffen up midfield instead of Nemanja Matic, solely to nearly be subbed early on after an innocuous-looking problem with Kevin De Bruyne. Made a miraculous restoration, nonetheless, to show in an achieved show in the course of the park.
Bruno Fernandes – 6
Clearly upset when his first-half free-kick was deflected behind for a nook and comparatively talking, this was one of many Portugal worldwide’s quieter showings of the marketing campaign.
Scott McTominay – 8
Inches away from giving United an early lead on the far submit and grew into the sport because it wore on, particularly within the second half when the blond-haired Scot was maybe his group’s greatest participant.
Marcus Rashford – 5
No first-half touches within the Metropolis field, coupled with the fewest touches of any participant earlier than the break, summed up an nameless first-half show.
Chopped down by Kyle Walker to earn his aspect an early second-half penalty that was subsequently overturned by the VAR for a good offside in opposition to the United ahead, earlier than mis-controlling Bruno Fernandes’ via ball in a second that characterised his typically lacklustre efficiency.
Mason Greenwood – 5
Quiet first half, other than the occasional pretty contact and one goalbound effort that was blocked on the sting of the field, earlier than being hooked with 1 / 4 of an hour to go.
Anthony Martial – 6
Launched with 16 minutes to go instead of the ineffective Greenwood.
Ederson – 6
Uncharacteristically sloppy together with his passing on a few events within the first half and lucky to not be punished when he gifted possession to Fernandes deep in Metropolis’s half. Hardly ever examined in any other case.
Kyle Walker – 6
Saved by a VAR offside test after he clumsily introduced down Rashford for a United penalty early within the second half. Had few issues aside from that however did not supply as a lot going ahead as regular.
Ruben Dias – 6
Made an necessary block from Greenwood shortly earlier than half-time however crushed too simply within the air from United set items on different events.
John Stones – 8
⭐️ Man of the Match, @ManCity’s John Stones
Accomplished 84/87 passes
10 x possession gained
Received 2/3 duels
Man Metropolis haven’t conceded in his final 7 apps (5 begins) in all competitions pic.twitter.com/DFGewEY51u
— Sky Sports activities Statto (@SkySportsStatto) December 12, 2020
A 3rd consecutive Premier League begin for Stones, who has lastly labored his method again into Pep Guardiola’s group. Regarded assured defensively all through and distributed the ball together with his regular effectivity, finishing 84 of his 87 passes.
Joao Cancelo – 7
A stable show from Metropolis’s right-footed left-back – if somewhat unadventurous. Regarded snug up in opposition to Rashford and Greenwood and had some brilliant moments on the ball.
Rodri – 6
An at-times uncomfortable night for the Spaniard, whose disappointing distribution was summed up by a wildly over-hit diagonal move for Walker early within the second half.
Fernandinho – 6
Like Rodri, his central midfield associate, his passing lacked incisiveness, though he did assist to maintain Fernandes quiet. Picked up a reserving late on for a trademark tactical foul on Anthony Martial.
Kevin De Bruyne – 7
Not helped by an absence of service behind him and poor motion forward of him, however a menace nonetheless. Created Metropolis’s greatest likelihood together with his first-time move to launch Mahrez within the first half and produced various different eye-catching moments over the course of the sport.
Riyad Mahrez – 6
Created a gap for Gabriel Jesus with a high-quality, diagonal move within the first half however wasted Metropolis’s greatest alternative himself when he shot straight at De Gea from De Bruyne’s ball not lengthy after that. Changed by Ferran Torres halfway via the second interval.
Raheem Sterling – 6
A free contact prevented him from operating via on purpose at one level early on. He then directed a low shot straight at Maguire when effectively positioned to check De Gea. Had some harmful moments however failed to really check Wan-Bissaka, who appeared susceptible within the first half.
Gabriel Jesus – 5
One other hard-working defensive efficiency but in addition a sixth consecutive sport with out scoring for the Brazilian. Slashed huge from Mahrez’s ball excessive within the first half and did not handle one other shot all night. De Bruyne appeared pissed off by his lack of motion.
Ferran Torres – 6
Thrown on for Mahrez as Guardiola’s solely change. Supplied some zip and vitality however couldn’t get the higher of Shaw and made little impression on the sport.