Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa

by Ben Topliss

David de Gea 6 Wasn’t troubled too much save for the nervy period late on

Antonio Valencia 7 His ball into the box was finished off by Rashford

Chris Smalling 6 Relatively comfortable as Villa rarely threatened

Daley Blind 6 Kept United ticking over by passing out from the back

Marcos Rojo 6 Got himself up and down the left hand side of the pitch

Morgan Schneiderlin 6 Kept things simple in the middle of the park

Marouane Fellaini 6 Energetic and physical

Juan Mata 6 Made a nuisance of himself but his finishing was off

Wayne Rooney 7 Back from injury, United’s captain moved comfortably about the pitch and his pass started the move for Rashford’s opener

Memphis Depay 6 Quiet first half but found his feet in the second

Marcus Rashford 8 Bagged another goal – his seventh in 12 games

Substitutes

Jesse Lingard 6 Helped United see out the win

Anthony Martial 6
Looked lively during a brief cameo

Timothy Fosu-Mensah N/A

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