Manchester United 4-1 Leicester City: Player ratings

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea 7.5 – A bystander for the overwhelming majority of the game.

Daley Blind 9 – Did brilliantly well at left-back and his corners were spot on. Assists galore. Never give Wayne Rooney another corner kick. My man of the match.

Eric Bailly 7.5 – Looked very sharp from the start. He reads the game so well doesn’t he?

Chris Smalling 8 – Captain on the day and that was a captain’s performance. Great goal to get it started for United and looked very strong alongside Bailly.

Antonio Valencia 7 – Still really needs to work on his crosses but with United smashing Leicester I’m feeling generous.

Ander Herrera 8 – Excellent and disciplined from Herrera. Maybe he can be our defensive midfielder this season?

Paul Pogba 9 – What’s that deafening silence? Ah yes it is Pogba’s critics. He bossed that midfield today and got his first goal. That’s the Pogba we’ve been waiting for.

Jesse Lingard 7.5 – I think he played a vital role today with his intense pressure on Leicester when they had the ball. We needed that sort of energy, good stuff from Jesse.

Juan Mata 8.5 – What a performance from Juan in the ‘Wayne Rooney‘ role. Thrived, inspired and led us to a wonderful win.

Marcus Rashford 8 – Another game and another goal for our kid. Can see he loves playing fast and flowing football and I love him. Love is all around.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 7.5 – A very accomplished performance. I’d have lost my shit if he scored with that chest, turn and volley from Pogba’s flick in the first half.

Substitutes

Michael Carrick 6 – Came on to sure it up in midfield and see the game out.

Wayne Rooney N/A – Not on long enough to be given a fair rating but the fact we were so much better without him on the pitch says it all.

Ashley Young N/A

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