Manchester United's three worst players against Manchester City

Manchester United looked a million miles away from Manchester City and there was a stark difference in class between the two sides.

Pep Guardiola’s side strolled to a 2-0 win at Old Trafford, in what was yet another chastening afternoon for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

In the first match back at the Theatre of Dreams following the 5-0 drubbing against Liverpool, United received another reminder of how drastically far off the pace we are.

Here are United’s three worst players in what was another torrid performance against one of our fiercest rivals…

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

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United’s right-back hasn’t kicked on a great deal since being bought for big money from Crystal Palace.

But his performance against the reigning Premier League champions was appalling.

He was all over the show, he couldn’t get near Phil Foden and couldn’t live with the youngster’s movement.

There were times that Wan-Bissaka showed a clear lack of interest and didn’t have the desire to compete against one of our biggest rivals.

The 23-year-old looks too comfortable at United and he may need to be dropped to have his under par performances come under real scrutiny.

Victor Lindelof

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The Swede was deemed fit enough to come back into the Manchester United side to replace Raphael Varane.

But he looked well off the pace and couldn’t cope with the interchanging of Manchester City’s forward line.

There was a lack of intensity and aggression from United’s defence and City were able to run riot.

It was the worst game for the Sweden captain to come back in to, but he looked jittery in possession and was always reacting instead of taking the initiative.

Luke Shaw

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What was our left-back doing when he allowed Bernardo Silva to ghost in at the back post.

It was just the latest in a string of poor performances and errors from Shaw, who has struggled to rekindle his European Championship form.

Despite playing alongside one and other for club and country, Shaw and Maguire look like they have never played together before.

There seems to be no communication between the pair and it’s as if neither fully trusts the other, and they both know their struggling for form.

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