Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-0 Watford

by Ben Topliss

David de Gea 8 Made a pair of crucial saves to stop Odion Ighalo from scoring just before half time

Guillermo Varela 6 Struggled in the first half as Watford put the pressure on

Daley Blind 5 Lucky to get away with some woeful passing

Timothy Fosu-Mensah 8 Seemed nervous at times and was reckless on occasion but some tackles were superbly timed and he was the only player interested in defending

Marcos Rojo 5 Barely coped on the left

Morgan Schneiderlin 6 His volley almost gave United the lead

Ander Herrera 6 Didn’t take control of the midfield like he should have

Anthony Martial 6 Subdued display thanks to an organised Watford defence

Juan Mata 8 Bagged a wonderful and crucial winner

Memphis Depay 7 Eager to run at his man but moment of quality was lacking

Marcus Rashford 7 Cleared off the line from a Watford corner and used the ball well when he did get it in the second half

Substitutes

Rojo

Matteo Darmian 6 Performed well enough after coming on

Jesse Lingard 6 Helped United see the game out

Paddy McNair N/A

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