Iheanacho started the derby in the place of Sergio Aguero who has a three-match suspension from Premier League games.
Iheanacho made history as the first Nigerian to score in the Manchester derby, netting City’s second goal in the first half which turned out to be the winner.
He started the derby in the place of Sergio Aguero who has a three-match suspension from Premier League games.
City coach Pep Guardiola has revealed that Iheanacho will make way for Aguero in the Champions League tie.
“Aguero can play – he was banned, not injured," Guardiola said in a press conference ahead of his first Champions League game in charge of City.
Guardiola earlier revealed his decision to start Iheanacho in the derby came down to sending a message to his players about his intentions at Old Trafford.
With Aguero suspended, Guardiola said he had other options – but opted for Iheanacho to show his players what he wanted.
"He was the only striker we had in that moment," the Spaniard said, via the Manchester Evening News. "I thought about many other options - but I thought in the beginning to show to my players that I came to win the game."
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring before Iheanacho doubled the lead, only for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to net for United before the break.