Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City: Player ratings

Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City: Player ratings

David de Gea 6 – Once again largely a spectator as Jose Mourinho’s men camped themselves in Leicester’s half.

Antonio Valencia 6.5 – Kept Mark Albrighton at bay on the right hand side and surged forward with purpose but needs to improve his crossing.

Eric Bailly 7.5 – An absolute rock. Tackled with power and hardly gave Jamie Vardy an inch of space all afternoon. Solid in the air.

Phil Jones 7 – Didn’t receive much help from Daley Blind on the left hand side of defence and went the extra mile. Supporters will just hope he stays fit.

Daley Blind 5.5 – Failed to offer any attacking potency, struggled to deal with Rihad Mahrez, and couldn’t produce any dangerous crosses. Luke Shaw‘s return will make Manchester United stronger.

Nemanja Matic 7.5 – Another elegant, commanding performance at the base of midfield. Ensured that Wilfried Ndidi and Matty James had little influence.

Paul Pogba 7 – Placed himself at the heart of proceedings and duly ran the game with purpose. Occasionally caught cold on the ball and needs to improve his shooting from range.

Juan Mata 7 – Produced a subtle, positive performance on the right hand side, always looking to move play forward. Dropped in influence in the second half.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan 7 – Produced yet another assist from the corner spot, and it was exactly what he deserved. The Armenian was, once again, majestic on the ball.

Anthony Martial 7.5 – Confidence is running through his veins. Made life hell for Danny Simpson all afternoon and forced a penalty. Supporters will be glad to see that his mojo is well and truly back.

Romelu Lukaku 6.5 – Held up the ball brilliantly and battled hard against the formidable defensive pair of Harry Maguire and Wes Morgan, only to forget his shooting boots.

Substitutes

Marcus Rashford 7 – Came on and provided a crucial opening goal within minutes. Injected energy, purpose and a decisive moment.

Jesse Lingard 6.5 – Buzzed across the surface as soon as he came on and did brilliantly to sneak in behind the back four in the lead-up to United’s second goal.

Marouane Fellaini 7 – A brilliant player to introduce when defending a lead: powerful, disruptive and immensely hard to stop. Scored a goal by simply letting the ball hit him – and that, ladies and gentleman, is what you call genius.

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