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MANCHESTER UNITED came from behind to claim a 2-1 win over bitter rivals Manchester City on Saturday.

After a solid first-half display, the Red Devils found themselves at a disadvantage when Jack Grealish gave City the lead following a fantastic cross from Kevin De Bruyne.


But, Bruno Fernandes levelled the score with a controversial finish just minutes before Marcus Rashford fired home the winner.

The sensational result sees Man Utd move just one point behind their rivals.

Here's how SunSport's Emillia Hawkins rated the performance.

David De Gea – 6

The Spaniard didn’t have too much to do throughout the game thanks to the defensive line in front of him, but when he was called upon he reacted well.

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There wasn’t much he could’ve done to prevent Grealish’s goal in the second half, with De Bruyne picking out the England international with a clever pass.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7

Wan-Bissaka did well both defensively and when carrying the ball out from the back.

He played a key, yet understated role in United’s back four. 

Raphael Varane – 7

The Frenchman did an exceptional job to keep Man City target man Erling Haaland quiet throughout.

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Luke Shaw – 7

For a natural left-back, Shaw certainly did not look out of place alongside Varane in the middle of United’s defence.

The England international put on a solid performance to stop City’s flow going forward.

Tyrell Malacia – 7

Malacia put on a strong defensive display, limiting the creativity of Riyad Mahrez on the wing.

Casemiro – 8

United’s £70million summer signing certainly justified his price tag with another solid performance in midfield.

Alongside fellow Brazilian Fred, Casemiro was able to shut De Bruyne and Rodri out of the game which limited City’s creativity.

Fred – 8

A stand-out performance from the Brazilian. He did an excellent job to keep De Bruyne quiet throughout the first half while also providing an attacking threat going forward.

But, City began to take control of the game in the early stages of the second half, making it much harder for Fred to keep the Belgian at bay.

Christian Eriksen – 6

Eriksen was able to unlock the Man City defence with a few outstanding passes during the first half, but he struggled to make as much of an impact after the break and was substituted with 20 minutes to go.

Bruno Fernandes – 7

Far from his best performance, Fernandes struggled to offer much of an attacking threat on the right wing.

He was also lucky to escape a booking for a number of rash challenges.

Nevertheless, he was the man to level the score, albeit in controversial fashion, late in the game.

Anthony Martial – 6

We didn’t see too much of the Frenchman as he was bizarrely hauled off at half time, but he did pose a threat to City’s defence when he was on the pitch.

The Red Devils appeared to lose their spark when Martial made way for Antony at the break.

Marcus Rashford – 8

Rashford struggled to make the most of his chances throughout the first half and his game was almost cut dramatically short when he went to ground with a suspected hip injury in the 40th minute.

But, he came out for the second half all guns blazing and secured all three points for his team with a composed finish in the final 10 minutes.

Substitutes

Antony (For Martial, 54) – 6

He didn't offer too much up front after replacing Martial at the break.

Alejandro Garnacho (For Eriksen, 71) – 7

The young star looked to cause problems as soon as he was introduced in the second half.

He posed a threat to City's defence while on the ball going forward and claimed the assist for Rashford's winner.

Harry Maguire (For Rashford, 90+2)

No time to make an impact after being introduced.

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Scott McTominay (For Casemiro, 90+2)

No time to make an impact after being introduced.

Lisandro Martinez (For Malacia, 90+3)

No time to make an impact after being introduced.

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