Player Ratings: Brighton 3-2 Manchester United – Bailly woeful, Pogba shocking

David de Gea – Couldn’t do anything about the goals, got a tad unlucky with the penalty. Putting that crazy 15 minutes aside, he literally had nothing to do. 4/10

Ashley Young – Struggled to get into the game, particularly in an offensive capacity. 4/10

Eric Bailly – The phrase ‘headless chicken’ springs to mind. It was probably the worst, most shaky performance I’ve ever seen from him. Decision-making, positioning, tackling, everything. A real shocking afternoon. 1/10

Victor Lindelof – Slightly better than his partner. Got caught in no mans land for the Brighton opener. 2/10

Luke Shaw – Very average. Vacated the full-back slot far too often. 3/10

Andreas Pereira – I barely heard his name mentioned in the first 45. Subbed off at half-time. 3/10

Fred – Poor. Faffed around when in possession, gave it away far too cheaply, tried to be too fancy and it didn’t work. 2/10

Paul Pogba – Awful from the get-go. His passing was terrible, why he was even attempting those Hollywood balls at 3-1 down is beyond me. Not a captain’s performance. 2/10

Juan Mata – Just not a right-winger. I think even Mourinho knows that as he hooked him at the half. 3/10

Anthony Martial – Didn’t get into it. Whether that’s down to having no real pre-season I’m not sure. 3/10

Romelu Lukaku – Scored, but that’s about it. Should have had another in the early going. 4/10

Subs:

Jesse Lingard – Looked bright, but with no end product.

Marcus Rashford – Did a lot of running without much reward.

Marouane Fellaini – Held the ball up well.


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