Manchester United
David de Gea Zero chance with the first goal, made fine saves from Jesus, Cancelo, De Bruyne and his own teammate Lindelöf, but a howler allowed Silva to strike, much to his own fury. 6

Victor Lindelöf Made a fine block from a stabbed Gündogan attempt and was composed but, as a member of a bombarded rearguard, needed more protection from absent midfield. 5

Harry Maguire Wanted to be firm in tackle, the captain was a threat at a solitary set piece but lacks a true presence to fire his team up. 5

Eric Bailly Should be bitterly disappointed with intervention that beat David de Gea to give City a dream beginning. Replaced at the break on a day to forget. 3

Aaron Wan-Bissaka Awful. Up against Foden, he shirked tackles and disappointed when asked to defend, make a pass or join the attack. Confidence is particularly low. 3

Fred Not good enough. Lacks the silk and craft of City’s midfielders. 3

Scott McTominay Was unable to dictate play as a Manchester United central operator has to. Contest waved at him on the way past. 4

Bruno Fernandes Radar awry initially but fought his way into the match and was the sole United man to try to make City think. 5

Luke Shaw Yet to take off this season, he allowed Silva to steal in for City’s second. Head blow forced him off. 4

Mason Greenwood Partnering Ronaldo for the first time, floated off the front in quasi-No 10 mode and applied classy touches whenever fed which was alarmingly rare. 5

Cristiano Ronaldo In his first Manchester derby since 2009, he was spied helping out in defence before a graceful left-foot volley. Starved of supply so was peripheral. 5

Jadon Sancho Came on at half-time for Bailly but did close to nothing. 5

Marcus Rashford Ineffective, though hardly his fault. 5

Alex Telles Came on as a concussion replacement for Shaw. 5

Donny van de Beek 5 Came on to delight of crowd but too late

Manchester City
Ederson Nothing to do until saving a Ronaldo volley which the consistently rock-solid No 1 repelled. Will have enjoyed his view of teammates dominance. 8

Kyle Walker A killer cross led, eventually, to Bailly’s own goal. The right-back is in prime form and was as accomplished in defence as when roving forward. 8

Rúben Dias Was told off by Guardiola for choosing wrong passing option but this was as stressful as the captain’s outing became due to United’s woeful insipidness. 7

John Stones As with partner Dias, little to do regarding the ball coming at him. The centre-back was keen to make an extra midfielder, as Guardiola likes him to. 7

João Cancelo Sweet cross created City’s first, tested De Gea with a 20-yard bullet, and orchestrated Silva’s finish. Being booked costs him a mark. 7

Rodri Always ready to link defence to attack, the elegant Spaniard frequently used the extra second he seems to always carry with him. 7

Kevin De Bruyne The Belgian was the visitors’ chief prompter but continued recent uneven contributions by appearing menacing then off pace. Snatched at second-half chance. 6

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Ilkay Gündogan Snapped into challenges, the German constantly reminded Fernandes he was about in a feisty turn that showed up what his opposite midfield number lacked. 7

Bernardo Silva Spooned early shot but was impressively alert with close-range goal on stroke of half-time. The Portuguese impressed all day and is currently undroppable. 7

Gabriel Jesus Preferred to Riyad Mahrez, the Brazilian was tidy but hardly inspiring – though he did not need to be, and continued to burst forward until end. 6

Phil Foden Positioned on left, he danced away from defenders when turning on the high gear. The youngster pared it back a little – as his whole team did – in second half. 7