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Player ratings: Man United 3-1 Newcastle United

by Red Billy

Manchester United overcame Newcastle United 3-1 in the Premier League at Old Trafford this evening. Here are our player ratings for the game:

(A score of 6 is around average.)

David de Gea 6 – First half typical De Gea. Two spectacular saves, but right above his head so made them look harder than they were. Terrible kick-out that was lucky not to be punished and could do nothing to prevent the goal.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 5 – Probably being overplayed at this point, was anonymous, wasn’t joining attacks, making overlapping runs, just invisible.

Victor Lindelof 5 – Just cut and paste from any of his last, what, 30 games?

Harry Maguire 4 – Dreadful header that led to Newcastle goal and all-round Division 2 performance.

Luke Shaw 7 – Has gone off the boil a little, although still United’s best defender and created more chances than anyone today.

Nemanja Matic 8 – Poor in first half but excellent in second and a little bit of individual skill that probably sealed the game for United. Our MOTM.

Fred 5 – Needs to get forward more. Always energetic, but achieving nothing.

Dan James 6 – Other than the goal, what did he contribute exactly?

Bruno Fernandes 7 – He cheered up when he got his pen but for much of the game he had his ‘at least I didn’t join Spurs’ face on.

Marcus Rashford 7 – United’s best player in the first half, the goal was a bit of a scuff but if you don’t buy a ticket, you can’t win the lottery.

Anthony Martial 5 – Invisible, although admittedly, he didn’t get much service.


Mason Greenwood 6 – Looked lively but no major contributions.

Shola Shoretire 6 – No chance to influence game, but welcome to the first team, Shola.

Juan Mata 6 – No chance to influence game, but welcome back to the first team, Juan.

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