Man Utd's best players in huge FA Cup final win over Man City

  • Man Utd beat Man City 2-1 in the 2023/24 FA Cup final
  • Garnacho & Mainoo scored in the first half to seal the win
  • Huge performances at the back from United's defence
Man Utd saw off Man City
Man Utd saw off Man City / BEN STANSALL/GettyImages

Manchester United ended their season on a high with a huge victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo netted in the first half to steer United to a famous 2-1 victory, sealing a spot in the Europa League for the Red Devils after a disappointing campaign threatened to end in disaster.

Here are United's top performers from the game according to 90min's player ratings.

Man Utd's best player vs Man City

Kobbie Mainoo - 9/10

Kobbie Mainoo
Mainoo earned his celebrations / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

This kid is not human.

The 19-year-old flashed his typical composure to fire United into a two-goal lead in the first half, but that wasn't even the most impressive thing about Mainoo's performance. He went toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names on the planet and comfortably came out on top.

Honourable mentions

Raphael Varane - 9/10

Kyle Walker, Raphael Varane
Varane was everywhere / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Varane bows out with arguably the best performance of his entire United career.

Imperious at the back, the Frenchman flung himself at absolutely everything that came his way, repelling City's attempts to get Erling Haaland into the game. This was the Real Madrid version of Varane.

Alejandro Garnacho - 8/10

Alejandro Garnacho
Garnacho netted a comical opener / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

There was more than a slice of good fortunate about Garnacho's opening goal - Josko Gvardiol and Stefan Ortega did him a real favour - but the young winger absolutely deserved all the luck that came his way.

A relentless force down the right wing, Garnacho danced around City's back line time and time again and was even involved in the build-up for Mainoo's second.

Lisandro Martinez - 8/10

Lisandro Martinez
Martinez's return was huge / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

If anybody needed a reminder of just how good Lisandro Martinez can be, they can just watch this game for all the evidence in the world.

Haaland didn't get a sniff against Martinez and Varane. This was just a sensational defensive showing.