Player Ratings – Manchester United

Jack Butland – 8

Quality performance from England’s number one, a couple good saves mainly with his legs but a point saving save right at the end from Zouma stood out the most, couldn’t fault him for either goal, what a man!

Mame Diouf – 7.5

Looks more comfortable in a wing back role now. Made good progress down the right and did well to create Moting’s first, much improved defensively.

Geoff Cameron – 6

His inclusion over Indi confused a lot of us and nearly cost us with an early slip up, nobody will ever have an easy game against Lukaku but he coped well enough after his mistake before being took off at half time.

Kevin Wimmer – 7

Thrown into the deep end on his debut against a superb Manchester United attack. Coped very well and looked very solid, looking forward to seeing more of the £18 million man.

Kurt Zouma – 8

Isn’t a game that goes by that I don’t wonder what Chelsea were thinking when they loaned him out. Quite possibly the best defender we’ve had in recent memory, despite nearly losing us the game with an own goal, he showed his pace, power and strength once again.

Erik Pieters – 6

Poor with the ball at his feet and looked the weakest of the defensive five. Went forward well but again, not good enough at the back.

Joe Allen – 6

He always works hard off the ball but when he is on the ball he is simply not good enough, too sloppy and lost the ball moments before United’s second.

Darren Fletcher – 8

Was such a good leader on the day, so calm on the ball and read the game so well, can pick out any player from any position. What a player.

Xherdan Shaqiri – 7.5

Superb display of his skill and trickery and had a couple of shots but they didn’t ask too much for De Gea.

Jese Rodriguez – 7

His runs caused United’s defence so issues and somehow didn’t score after a magnificent save from De Gea. Good link up play with those around.

Maxim Choupo Moting – 8.5

Great performance, took both goals so well and looked a big threat throughout. Also gets a rating boost for his celebration, can’t wait to see what else he can do now he is off the mark.

Bruno Martins Indi – 7

Not an easy game to get substituted into the centre of a defence but coped very well. Solid performance from Indi and must start over Cameron.

Saido Berahino – N/A

Came on for the final fifteen minutes, ran around but didn’t do anything significant.

By Glenn Urwin


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