Manchester United winger Ashley Young hailed teammate Marouane Fellaini as "unplayable" on his day - and believes Yaya Toure struggled to cope with the in-form Belgium international during Sunday's 4-2 win over Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Young scored the equaliser before setting up Fellaini for United's second goal of the match - and the England international heaped the plaudits on his previously much-maligned teammate after the final whistle.
"Felli has been brilliant," Young told MUTV. "Everyone will say the same. Since he’s come into the team, he’s been fantastic. I’ve said before that very few people can handle him. On his day, he’s unplayable. I don’t think Yaya Toure wanted to be tracking back, he wanted to be at the other end of the pitch but he had that job to do on Felli.
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"When Felli is in the box and you can find him, you’ve definitely got a chance of scoring. I saw him at the back post and hoped he’d get on the end of it and score and, thankfully, he managed to do that."
Fellaini took his tally to six goals for the season against Manchester City, as third-placed United extended the gap between themselves and their local rivals to four points.
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Louis van Gaal's side now find themselves eight points behind league-leaders Chelsea with six matches left to play - Jose Mourinho's side, though, have a game in hand - and it seems United are firmly on course to secure Champions League qualification following a one-season absence from the European competition.
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Gary Neville warns United over De Gea sale
Also speaking after United's comprehensive Manchester derby victory was the club's former captain Gary Neville, who believes the Red Devils must sign a Real Madrid player in return if David de Gea ends up moving in the opposite direction this summer.
"United need to try and keep him," he told Sky Sports, according to the Mirror. "If they’re not going to keep him, there’s only one club you can think of that is going to come in for him. United have got to take someone off them."
United have been linked with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in recent months, but the chances of Real Madrid selling either player at the end of the current campaign appear slim.
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Van Gaal celebrates with Manchester City ladies
And finally, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal celebrated his side's victory with a trip to Chinese restaurant Wings, where he had a few photos taken with members of the Manchester City ladies team.
Toni Duggan and Isobel Christiansen both got pics with the veteran Dutch coach as they put rivalry to one side for one night only.
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