Three things we learnt from Manchester City's victory over Manchester United

The first Manchester derby of the season has been the main talking point all week and it was City who prevailed at lunch-time on Saturday. Pep Guardiola continued his impressive record against Jose Mourinho and his side moved to the top of the Premier League, maintaining their 100% record this season. Here are the three things we learned from the match at Old Trafford:

Marcus Rashford needs to start

There was a lot of talk that the teenager was in line to start this weekend and Mourinho will regret the decision to leave him on the bench. United were laboured during the first half and were second best in every department. Jesse Lingard was a huge disappointment on the left wing and looked out of his depth whenever the ball was given to him. At half-time, the Manchester United manager opted to bring Rashford on and he had a noticeable impact.

 

He was full of confidence and caused the City defence problems every time he was on the ball. The 18-year-old was arguably the best attacking player on the pitch in the second half and almost scored the equaliser. His driven finish from the edge of the area was disallowed for offside, after the ball ricocheted off Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was in an illegal position. It was unlucky, but displayed the threat that the young striker carries. During the second half, Rashford had two shots and played one key pass. Manchester United look much more dangerous with him on the pitch and he needs to be given a starting role over the coming weeks.

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