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Player Ratings: Southampton vs Manchester United

Southampton vs Manchester United 2-3 | Premier League | Player Ratings

David De Gea: 5

De Gea only managed a single half of football after coming off at the break due to injury. The Spaniard was looking to have a problem-free game as United started well and on the front foot. Two set pieces later, we were 2-0 down and De Gea clattered into the upright trying to prevent James Ward-Prowse’s freekick. The collision led to his substitution.

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Defence

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 6

Wan-Bissaka didn’t do anything extraordinary. Moussa Djenepo did stick it on him a couple of times with great trickery. Going forward his highlight was putting a great cross that Cavani got on the end of but just missed the goal.

Victor Lindelof: 6

Solid showing from form the Swede. His recovery speed was impressive as a couple times our defensive line was broken, he stepped in and calmed proceedings.

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Harry Maguire: 6

A similar solid performance to Victor Lindelof. Maguire didn’t allow Che Adams, a man in form, a single sniff.

Alex Telles: 6

Alex Telles started his second consecutive Premier League game after making his debut last week. The way he played he would’ve thought he’d been playing at left back for United for years. Going forward his crosses were great, another steady game.

Midfield

Nemanja Matic: 5

Despite making the most ball recoveries and most interceptions, anyone watching the game could see that Matic wasn’t fantastic today. He slowed down the play a lot and got over run a few times. His form is a concern but we can put it down to match sharpness.

Fred: 6

Similar to Matic, Fred slowed down the play for large parts when we were chasing the game. However, at 2-2, he stepped up the intensity and was integral in the winner.

Donny van de Beek: 7

Van de Beek started for the first time in the Premier League and played the full 90 minutes. His play was incisive and he has this knack of keeping the ball ticking. A great football brain. On top of that he also got wrapped into the graft of Premier league football, getting stuck into tackles.

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Bruno Fernandes: 7

He’s done it again! Not a great all round performance, wasteful at times. But once again he gets the first goal to get us back into the game and then assisted the equaliser. No doubts about his importance to Solskjaer and United.

Attack

Marcus Rashford: 6

Marcus Rashford was in and out of the game for large parts. When he did get in the game his touch and passing was off. He did manage to assist Edinson Cavani’s winner.

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Mason Greenwood: 4

Greenwood has the golden opportunity at nil-nil to put Manchester United ahead in the first 10 minutes. He ran onto a loose ball towards Jannik Vestergaard and took it around the keeper only to hit the side netting. The worrying thing is I feel like last season he’d score the chances he missed. Hopefully he finds his form soon.

Substitutes
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Edinson Cavani: 9

That is what you call an out and out centre forward. From his movement, pressing tenacity and finishing Cavani proved he has aged like a fine wine. Both finishes were beautifully taken, and his assist for Bruno Fernandes’ goal was sublime. When we needed him he stepped up and showed his quality. Top performance.

Dean Henderson: 6

Brandon Williams: 6

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