Manchester United 4-0 Wigan Athletic: Player ratings

by Leo Nieboer


Sergio Romero 6 – Another clean sheet for the Argentine, who made a number of routine saves before Wigan were put to bed in the second half.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah 7 – A powerful, steady performance at right back from the Dutchman. Provided plenty of attacking impetus and defensive solidity all afternoon. Limped off with injury after 65 minutes.

Chris Smalling 6 – Displayed further signs of shakiness during the opening stages, making a stray passes as Wigan looked to press the home side. Managed to grow into the game and powered home Manchester United’s second of the afternoon.

Marcos Rojo 6 – Looked notably more comfortable at centre back in comparison to his shaky display at left-back against Hull City.

Luke Shaw 5 – Made his first start since late November and failed to convey much assurance at left-back, seemingly unsure over whether he should burst forward on the overlap or stay back and defend.

Bastian Schweinsteiger 7 – Quickly began to assert himself at the base of midfield after a rusty first ten minutes. Supplied a simply sensational cross for Man United’s opener and dictated proceedings all afternoon with his superb range of passing. Fully deserved his first goal of the season after 81 minutes.

Marouane Fellaini 7 – A powerful, reliable and ultimately decisive influence against Warren Joyce’s men: complimented a wonderfully assured display with a bullet header to give United the lead.

Juan Mata 6 – Kept play flowing with a series of smart touches and neat passes but ultimately failed to impose himself on the game throughout.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan 7 – Capped off an effervescent display with a well taken goal in the second half. Played with a real sense of innovation and freedom all afternoon.

Wayne Rooney 6 – Held the ball well at No.10, always looking to keep play moving. Lacked any discernible final product.

Anthony Martial 7 – Jose Mourinho made it clear that this was a game where Martial could prove himself and the Frenchman duly delivered with an energetic, powerful display at No.9

Substitutes

Axel Tuanzebe 

Ander Herrera

Joel Pereira 

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