Player Ratings: Magnificent Marouane Fellaini & sub-par Martial as United win 3-0

David de Gea – Largely untested, but made a cracking save in the second half to preserve his clean sheet. 6/10

Ashley Young – Put in a cracking cross for Fellaini’s opener and was solid defensively. Nice to have him back as it gives Jose another option. 7/10

Chris Smalling – Shaky. Made some poor tackles and even worse clearances. I’d hoped for better. 4/10

Victor Lindelof – A mixed bag. At times, he looked cool, calm and composed, but on the other hand, he struggled on occasion. 5/10

Daley Blind – Did alright. His ball into Lukaku for United’s second goal was inch-perfect. I’d still like more from him in attack though. 6/10

Nemanja Matic – Cleaned up absolutely everything and got United moving in the right direction. He was excellent. 6/10

Paul Pogba – Handed the captains armband, but unfortunately, he was hauled off in the first-half with what looked like a hamstring injury. 5/10

Juan Mata – Drifted in and out of the game and showed some nice touches and movement. 5/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Not his best display. He was willing to try and create chances, but more often than not they didn’t work. 4/10

Anthony Martial – Average. The Frenchman didn’t take his chance against Basel, so don’t be surprised to see him on the bench at the weekend. 4/10

Romelu Lukaku – Nice to see him net on his European debut for Manchester United. His all-round game and work rate was impressive. 7/10

Subs:

Marouane Fellaini – What a display. Scored the goal, won tackles galore and picked up an assist. He bossed the game as soon as he came on and deserves all the credit that is being aimed in his direction.

Jesse Lingard – Brought some extra pace to the table with fresh legs.

Marcus Rashford – Scored on yet another debut (Champions League). This kid just gets better and better.

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