Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City player ratings as hosts win first derby at home in four years

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Manchester United completely outclassed Manchester City to win their first home derby in fours years with goals from Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling.

An early goal from Sergio Aguero threatened to derail the hosts, but after Man United upped their tempo, Man City couldn’t cope.

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Here is how Man United rated in their emphatic derby win.

GK) David de Gea – 6

Could do very little about Man City’s goals, but nearly stopped Aguero’s second with a strong right hand.

RB) Antonio Valencia – 7

As a full-back, you want to dominate your opponent and Valencia won his duel against David Silva – it wasn’t even a contest.

CB) Chris Smalling – 7

His goal was the icing on the cake in an impressive, dominant performance. Was caught out for Aguero’s consolation goal.

CB) Phil Jones – 7

Showed his qualities in one-on-one situations and continues to impress in his unorthodox style of defending.

LB) Daley Blind – 7

It is no surprise to see his move to left-back coincide with Man United’s steady back four performances.

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