Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Player ratings

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea 7 – Was there to make saves whenever we needed him.  

Antonio Valencia 7 – Another Valencia performance from our November player of the season. Powerful and controlled.

Phil Jones 8 – Say it quietly but Phil Jones is starting to show the sort of consistency and quality which brought him to Old Trafford in the first place.

Marcos Rojo 7 – I’m not sure he gets enough credit for being decent at centre-back and that’s coming from me, somebody who is still scared by his name in the starting XI.

Matteo Darmian 4 – Gave Spurs too much space down the left in the first half and Sissoko had him on toast when he came on. Poor performance.

Michael Carrick 6.5 – With him in the team we’re so much more controlled in midfield.  

Ander Herrera 9 – He plays like he’s just accidentally let his dog out of the house and he’s chasing to catch it – and I love it. My man of the match for today.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan 9 – Another wonderful goal from a player who is bang in form and is now starting regularly. Superb performance.

Paul Pogba 7 – Still think he holds onto the ball a little bit too long sometimes but Lloris was on fire and the post robbed him of a wonderful free-kick.

Anthony Martial 6 – Really looked like the Martial of last season in that first half. Very direct. Polar opposite in the second, his work rate dropped a lot.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 7 – Excellent hold-up play from him in a game where he was very isolated.

Substitutes

Marcus Rashford 5 – Brought on to help Darmian who was getting rinsed by Sissoko. Not his natural position but at least he learned from the Arsenal mistake.

Eric Bailly 6 – First contribution was to fly into an aerial duel to win the header. I love Bailly. We’re a different force defensively with him in the team.

 

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