Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City – Shaw steals the show

David de Gea – Back to his usual self after an average World Cup. Made some key saves to help United to all three points. 7/10

Matteo Darmian – Had a good pre-season, but struggled. He just doesn’t get anywhere near high enough up the field when United are on the attack. He has to be replaced. 4/10

Eric Bailly – Played like a monster. Threw his body in front of everything, won headers, and led from the back. Stunning display. 8/10

Victor Lindelof – Once he settled in, the Swede was superb. Strong in the tackle, positionally solid and very calm. 7/10

Luke Shaw – His best performance in a United shirt. Even Mourinho was impressed! Took his goal wonderfully well, now it’s time for him to kick on from here. 9/10

Andreas Pereira – Didn’t look out of place #6 role. His range of passing, desire and drive spurred United on. A strong start. 7/10

Fred – Adjusted to the Premier League pace well. Threw his weight around, went in with some hefty challenges, got forward, played some nice passes. Bright start, but there is more to come. 6/10

Paul Pogba – Captain Pogba scored the all-important penalty to start things off. He controlled the midfield wonderfully well and was head and shoulders above everyone else in the middle of the park. 8/10

Alexis Sanchez – Won the early penalty. Fizzled out majorly after that. Disappointing, particularly after a great pre-season. 5/10

Juan Mata – He was ok. For me, Mata shouldn’t be played as a right-winger as he just doesn’t have the pace. There was an obvious lack of threat down his and Darmian’s side, for the most part. 5/10

Marcus Rashford – It wasn’t his finest performance. Everything seemed to bounce off him, while looking rather sloppy in the process. We know what he can do, though, the performances will come. 5/10

Subs:

Scott McTominay – Tightened up the midfield as the legs were starting to go…

Romelu Lukaku – Had a chance to kill the game, but looked lively.

Marouane Fellaini – Did alright. Was brought on to ensure the three points were safe.


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