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Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-0 Manchester City

Report cards for City's players after a goalless draw in the derby.

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Joe Hart (7.5): Hart came up with two massive saves in the second half to keep the home side off the board. He denied Juan Mata on a breakaway opportunity on 62 minutes before turning aside a close-range Chris Smalling shot on 88 minutes. The derby did not feature offensive fireworks, but Hart stepped up when he was called into action.

Bacary Sagna (7.0): The Frenchman was solid at right-back all game. However, City were not particularly attacking-minded even as the match waned on, so Sagna was not able to have his most dynamic outing in terms of moving forward and joining the attack.

Vincent Kompany (7.0): Kompany looked strong in his return to Premier League action. He looked comfortable and only slipped up when he received a booking after plowing into Anthony Martial along the touchline. Kompany and Otamendi comprise a strong tandem in central defense.

Nicolas Otamendi (8.0): Kompany's partner in crime was outstanding in dealing with a formidable United attack. Always willing to stick his boot into a challenge, Otamendi gave Martial and Wayne Rooney a hard time alongside Kompany. His passing range is excellent, and he wins aerial balls effortlessly. Otamendi never looked like relinquishing his starting role at any point in this match.

Aleksandar Kolarov (6.0): Kolarov's forward movement was restricted because of the nature of this game. Neither he nor Sagna was able to bomb down the wing, although Sagna looked more sturdy on defense than Kolarov. Antonio Valencia is pacey and presented Kolarov with some problems from the onset, as the wide areas were clearly on, especially compared to the congested area in the middle of the park. Kolarov would have fallen under a great deal of scrutiny had Jesse Lingard's effort found the back of the net instead of hitting the woodwork.

Fernando (6.5): He was relatively quiet in midfield but he did his job as far as maintaining defensive organization. The midfield just looks different without No. 21 roaming about in his center attacking midfield role, but Fernando turned in a good performance. The game never really opened up, which can at least in part be attributed to Fernando's discipline in his holding role.

Fernandinho (7.0): Like Kompany, Fernandinho received a yellow for chopping down Martial. His name was in Mark Clattenburg's book after just a quarter-hour, but he was far from reckless in midfield aside from that tackle. He and Fernando were as steady as their counterparts Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.

Yaya Toure (6.5): He found himself higher up the pitch, with the Brazilian duo playing in front of the back four. He looked a threat to score early on but did not take over the game in the second half, which could have turned the tide in City's favor. Toure lumbered around and looked like his usual beastly self, although his overall impact on the game was muted by United's center defensive mids who were also sitting in and looking awfully content with the draw.

Kevin De Bruyne (6.5): The hero from the Sevilla match was kept relatively quiet by an aggressive Marcos Rojo. It really did not matter which flank he played on, as the goals and the offensive flow were not there in this game.

Raheem Sterling (6.0): Sterling struggled due to the mundane 90 minutes that was the derby. Both Sterling and Toure were knocking on David de Gea's door in the first half, but there were just no goals to be scored in this game.

Wilfried Bony (6.5): Silva was a big miss in midfield. Aguero was a big miss up top. Got it. But Bony is more than capable of holding the ball up and moving intelligently off the ball, as he proved on Sunday. He even draws fouls when he drops deeper to collect. He is a valuable asset to this team, regardless of what the stat sheet says.


Jesus Navas (6.0): Navas replaced Sterling early in the second half. He always provides a nice spark and injects pace into the game, but again, this was a goalless draw that was not exactly replete with quality chances. Navas backtracks and creates, but City were not probing and asking many questions of the United defense after the break.

Martin Demichelis (5.0): He replaced Toure and spent some 15 minutes on the pitch as the scoreless fixture drew to a close.

Kelechi Iheanacho (5.0): It was a brief showing for the youngster, who was unable to produce late heroics after replacing Bony.