2016/17 Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-0 Watford

David de Gea – Made a great save from a Watford free-kick to preserve his clean sheet. 7/10

Antonio Valencia – Picked up an early booking, but buccaneered up and down that right-hand side all day. Top performance. 7/10

Chris Smalling – Did alright in the absence of Phil Jones. 6/10

Eric Bailly – What a player. He’s a front-foot defender and doesn’t give the opposing forwards a sniff. Has to play every week. 7/10

Daley Blind – He’s just not a left-back. The Dutchman doesn’t have the pace for it, but his all-round game was alright.

Ander Herrera – The Spaniard was in his usual mode as he displayed real energy from first minute to last. 6/10

Paul Pogba – Quiet but effective. He kept it simple today, and it certainly benefitted the team as a whole. He suits a midfield two much more than playing in a 3. 6/10

Juan Mata – He just makes us tick. Opened the scoring, and his cutting-edge passing really helped us create opportunities. 7/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Our Armenian was buzzing about the pitch all day, but the final ball never really came off for him. 5/10

Anthony Martial – Got his chance and took it. Finished with one assist and one goal, and was brilliant from first minute to last. 8/10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Had a quiet afternoon, to be honest. Held the ball up well, but his passing and finishing was off. 4/10


Marouane Fellaini – Brought some physicality to the table. Helped United see out of the win.

Marcus Rashford – Came on in place of Martial, shown that turn of pace that we’ve become accustomed to.

Jesse Lingard – Not enough time to mark.

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