Player ratings: Southampton 2-3 Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea 9 Made an exceptional save with the score at 2-1 as well as a crucial injury time stop from Sadio Mane

Marcos Rojo 5  Struggled to replicate the endeavours of Luke Shaw and couldn’t find his passing rhythm for most of the game

Daley Blind 6 Recovered well after failing to deal with Graziano Pelle in the early exchanges

Chris Smalling 7 Another quality display from Manchester United’s best defender this season

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Matteo Darmian 5 Couldn’t improve on his mediocre display against PSV Eindhoven in midweek but didn’t deserve to be taken off at half-time

Morgan Schneiderlin 7 Another assured, no-nonsense performance from the Frenchman on his return to St Mary’s

Michael Carrick 7 A typical Carrick performance; went about his business in a quiet and efficient manner

Memphis Depay 5 Once again struggled to make an impact on a Premier League game – his wait for a league goal continues

Wayne Rooney 4 Completely anonymous for most of the game; never looked settled in the No.10 role

Juan Mata 7 Took his goal wonderfully and linked up well with his teammates on a regular basis

Anthony Martial 9 The most composed and collected player on the pitch by a country mile. Took his two goals brilliantly. Magnifique.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger 8 Once again produced a footballing masterclass from the bench; single handedly took the game away from Southampton

Antonio Valencia 7 Much to the surprise of everyone, the Ecuadorian was a resolute, unflappable alternative to Darmian in the second half

Paddy McNair 5 Was largely at fault for Southampton’s second goal; never really eased into the game after replacing Rojo

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