Manchester United vs Man City result: Player ratings as defending champions win Carabao Cup semi-final

Bruno Fernandes – 6: Tested Steffen well from range in the first half but wasn’t at his best creatively.

Anthony Martial – 6: Linked up well with Rashford, but was somewhat in his fellow forward’s shadow – as has been the case a fair few times this season.

Marcus Rashford – 7: Was a livewire and dangerous throughout.

Substitutes: Greenwood – 6; Van de Beek – N/A.

Manchester City

Zack Steffen – 7: Saved well from Fernandes and (an offside) Rashford in the opening 10 minutes.

Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6: Was better with the ball than without it.

John Stones – 8: Was spared an unfortunate own goal by the offside flag, but found the right net after the break. Largely composed.

Ruben Dias – 8: Sprinted across to make a tremendous block to deny Rashford in the first half. Impressed throughout.

Joao Cancelo – 8: Provided a fantastic set-piece delivery for Stones to open the scoring, and his crosses elsewhere were crisp and dangerous.

Fernandinho – 7: A strong presence in the middle of the pitch for the visitors. Struck a fine, low volley to double City’s lead.

Ilkay Gundogan – 7: Netted early on but was just offside. Was not as influential as in City’s victory over Chelsea last time out, but grew into the game.

Phil Foden – 7: Crossed neatly for Gundogan’s offside goal, then saw his own tidy finish ruled offside. Fine margins prevented this from being a maestro’s performance.

Raheem Sterling – 6: An incomplete performance from the winger, but not for a lack of trying.

Riyad Mahrez – 6: No lack of effort on the winger’s part, though he did lack some incision. Forced a tremendous save out of Henderson.

Kevin De Bruyne – 7: Slammed a shot against the post from outside the United box in the first half. Was constantly looking to create.

Substitutes: Rodri – 6.

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