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Player Ratings : Manchester United vs Burnley

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David De Gea: 6

The Manchester United keeper has been low on confidence recently, and this result won’t help improve that. However, he stood little chance with the two goals either side of half time which hopefully won’t affect him.

Defence

Aaron Wan Bissaka: 7

He was United’s best player in a very poor side. He could’ve and should’ve claimed two assists this game had the recipients put the chances away.

Phil Jones: 5

Jones played reasonably well by his recent standards, but unfortunately let the side down yet again when he needlessly conceded the free kick in which Burnley scored from. He continued to show his weakness by being too rash and reckless at the back for United.

Harry Maguire: 4

Seemed to switch off for both goals which seemed to be a continuation from the Liverpool game. These weren’t his finest moments in a United shirt, but his leadership qualities continued to shine through despite his poor form.

Brandon Williams: 6

Williams looked strong going forward for United in the first half and for me, alongside Wan Bissaka, looked like Uniteds only creative outputs. I was also amazed he was replaced in the second half when United were 2-0 down.

Midfield

Nemanja Matic: 5

This game again suited the Serbian as the pace was slower with Burnley sitting deep for the majority of the match. Although he was outjumped by Ben Mee for the first goal for the header that fell to Wood, he remained stable in United’s midfield. Not very impressive, but also not his worst performance.

Fred: 5

United supporters were hoping for another decent performance from Fred after his good showing at Anfield at the weekend, however he struggled to make little impact on the game. These are the types of games we need a player to grab by the scruff of the neck and drag United over the line, but he failed to boss the game form the center of the park.

Andreas Pereira: 5

Andreas started in the number 10 role for United which isn’t his strongest position at all but because of the lack of options Ole now has he was forced into it. He looked bright in possession, but his head seemed to drop when United conceded. He was ultimately brought off at half time.

Attack

Juan Mata: 6

Mata tends to play better against teams who sit deep as he can find the creative spark that tends to unlock United in times where others can’t. He squandered an excellent chance from Wan-Bissaka when the sides were level, but for the most he struggled to make a significant impact.

Daniel James: 4

A lot of people before kickoff debated James or Pereira starting over Greenwood, but perhaps Solskjaer again thought of the pace he brings to the side, which is about all United have left. He looked lost without Rashford in the front line to support him and again squandered a golden chance when the sides were level.

Anthony Martial: 4

The old Martial seemed to play in this game. He looked lazy, not bothered, and just overall fed up. He went down injured early on and you wonder if this affected his game, but similarly to James, it looked like he missed Rashford alongside him.

Subtitutes:

Mason Greenwood, Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw: 5 – all had little to no impact on the game and struggled to get a strong foothold in it.

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