Here are my player ratings from today’s frustrating derby defeat to United:
🇪🇸 21. David Silva ~ 5.8 ~ Really unusually poor today, nothing he did came off, lost possession countless times and he didn’t seem to be fighting for possession like a captain should. I said it before, he shouldn’t play more than once a week, let alone 3 times.
🇪🇸 12. Angelino ~ 5.9 ~ Got caught out on multiple occasions by Daniel James, lost possession many times and his crosses were generally ineffective.
🇩🇪 8. Ilkay Gundogan ~ 6.0 ~ Did alright off the bench but didn’t really have enough time to make an impact. 🇧🇷 9. Gabriel Jesus ~ 6.0 ~ Really quiet, barely had a sniff, a couple of chances but he missed them and he barely touched the ball.
🏴 5. John Stones ~ 6.2 ~ Came off injured, wasn’t bad, kept the ball well enough but couldn’t help prevent two goals.
🇧🇷 25. Fernandinho ~ 6.3 ~ He had the highest pass accuracy on the pitch but neither he nor Stones had much to do defensively, but likewise, he still couldn’t help prevent the goals.
🇩🇿 26. Riyad Mahrez ~ 6.6 ~ Got a really nice assist from the corner off the bench and had a decent attempt well saved, looked good off the bench but should’ve been on sooner.
🏴 2. Kyle Walker ~ 6.6 ~ Defensively all over the place, Rashford and Martial had him on strings, but going forward he was fairly positive, putting some dangerous balls into the box and keeping the play moving well.
🇦🇷 30. Nicolas Otamendi ~ 6.8 ~ Scored the goal that gave us hope off the bench with the bullet header and was solid defensively, needs to start more, maybe alongside an actual defender.
🇪🇸 16. Rodri ~ 6.8 ~ Probably one of our most positive players going forward, as he completed the most dribbles on the pitch, he was quite a danger but his lack of pace meant a lack of cover for the defenders, which is how United got all their joy.
🇧🇷 31. Ederson ~ 6.9 ~ Made numerous saves but couldn’t have done much about either of the goals.