Linear proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller stands for the most widespread technique in industrial applications due to its simple structure and easy tuning rules. Recently, considering fractional orders and , there has been studied the fractional-order PID (FPID) controller to provide salient advantages in comparison to the conventional integer-order PID, such as, a more flexible structure and a preciser performance. In addition, proportional and derivative (PD) and PID error manifolds have been classically proposed; however, there remains the question on how FPID-like error manifolds perform for the control of nonlinear plants, such as robots. In this paper, this problem is addressed by proposing a PD-ID error manifold for novel vector saturated control. The stability analysis shows convergence into a small vicinity of the origin, wherein, such hybrid combination of integer- and fractional-order error manifolds provides further insights into the closed-loop response of the nonlinear plant. Simulations studies are carried out to illustrate the feasibility of the proposed scheme.