Manchester Derby: Player Ratings

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As ever, the Manchester Derby failed to disappoint, providing that ever-present mix of brilliance, tenacity and nerves, which ensures that this fixture is always the first one which people look for when dates are released. Manchester City eventually came out 1-0 winners in the end, although this scoreline doesn’t accurately reflect the number of chances City had, nor the disadvantage Manchester United were put at when Chris Smalling was sent off.

Click next to see my player ratings for this match, starting with last season’s Champions and today’s winners, Manchester City.