Neil Etheridge

Heads off to play for the Philippines in the Asia Cup pretty soon and City will miss him. Only likely to miss a couple of matches. Decent display against United, but might have done better with Rashford’s goal from a free-kick 5

Bruno Manga

There are moments when Manga looks a class act, even out of position at right-back. But he was made to struggle against the power, pace and movement of Martial 5

Sean Morrison (capt)

Tough evening for the skipper and his team. Tried to organise things, but City were pulled apart time and again by a rampant United team. Rashford’s pace will give him nightmares 5

Sol Bamba

Big, strong and tough as usual, but conceded a penalty by fouling Lingard and found life difficult against steady pressure from the visitors 5

Greg Cunningham

Stepped in for the injured Joe Bennett and did a decent job. Consistent and probably the best of City’s back four 6

Aron Gunnarsson

Confronted United players at every opportunity and put them under pressure. It was, though, a tough ask with Pogba pulling the strings in midfield 5

Harry Arter

Played with his usual enthusiasm and energy, but United were by far the better team through midfield. Battled throughout, but was too busy trying to stop the visitors and had little time to create anything 5

Man of the Match – Victor Camarasa

A player who looked at ease against United’s class. Slotted home from a penalty, a composed finish, and there are signs he can be a real force 7

Junior Hoilett

Many Cardiff players were forced to spend time trying to stop United and there were limited opportunities to go forward. Hoilett was among them. City need more consistency from the playmaker 5

Josh Murphy

Gave defender Young a few scary moments with his timing and pace. Cardiff need to get the ball to his feet more often. He has the quality to unsettle the opposition 6

Callum Paterson

Gave United’s central defenders a difficult time with his willingness to challenge for anything. He is not the answer in attack, but certainly give his all. Zohore went on to play at centre-forward and Paterson dropped into midfield 5


Kenneth Zohore (for Arter 61)

Kadeem Harris (for Hoilett 74)

Joe Ralls (for Gunnarsson 83)

Not used: Lee Peltier, Alex Smithies (gk), Bobby Decordova-Reid, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.