Player ratings: Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa – great team performance

by Red Billy

Manchester United won a pulsating encounter with Aston Villa 2-1 at Old Trafford this evening. Here are our player ratings for the game:

(A score of 6 is around average.)

David de Gea 8 – Some excellent saves from De Gea and no errors for once.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 7 – A mixed performance from the right-back. Switched off badly in the second half allowing Grealish to get free and set up Villa’s equaliser. But got a good assist for United’s first goal and made an excellent last-ditch tackle toward the end of the game.

Eric Bailly 9 – Immense performance at the back. His injury time block was an absolutely classic Bailly moment. Let’s hope he stays fit, as he’s a monster on this form.

Harry Maguire 6 – Was beaten in the air a few times and caught ball-watching on a couple of occasions, but not too bad overall.

Luke Shaw 8 – Another excellent performance from Luke who seems to be rising to the challenge of having Alex Telles pushing for his place.

Scott McTominay 5 – A disappointing performance from Scott, who was rightly subbed. Some very sloppy passing and did not support the back four well enough. Matic was a huge upgrade when he came on.

Fred 7 – A typical Fred performance, full of energy, some dodgy passing but some incredible defending. He really is reinventing himself as a good holding midfielder.

Paul Pogba 8 – Started slowly but was back to his sublime best in the second half.

Bruno Fernandes 9 – Brilliant Bruno again. Works so hard and is so creative. The complete footballer?

Marcus Rashford 7 – Some excellent runs but not as clinical as he should have been.

Anthony Martial 7 – Played well in the first half and got his goal, but faded a little in the second.

Substitutes

Nemanja Matic 8 – Steadied the ship brilliantly

Dan James 6 – Did little.

Axel Tuanzebe 7 – Did some good work in those two minutes.

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