Player Ratings: Manchester United 5-2 Galatasaray SK

David de Gea – Didn’t really have an awful lot to do, aside from picking the ball out of his net twice… 6/10

Antonio Valencia – Had an absolute blinder. Bagged three brilliant assists and did his defensive duties diligently. 8/10

Eric Bailly – He looks so calm and composed on the ball. Brilliant to see. 6/10

Daley Blind – Doesn’t have the physical presence of a standard Premier League defender, but his reading of the game is excellent. 6/10

Luke Shaw – Bucaneered up and down the left-hand flank all game which was good to see. 6/10

Morgan Schneiderlin – Had a mixed afternoon. He simply has to do the defensive duties better going forward, though. 5/10

Ander Herrera – Looked lively, but that’s about it. His positioning was wayward, and he can be so rash at times. 4/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – A quiet 45 minutes for the Armenian, but hopefully we’ll see him get involved more. 6/10

Wayne Rooney – Had an appalling first half but more than made up for it with two goals in the second. 6/10

Anthony Martial – His pace was blistering, and he showed real trickery in possession. Superb. 7/10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – It took him just three minutes to find the back of the net in United red. What a goal it was too, a special scissor kick. 7/10


Sergio Romero – Didn’t have an awful lot to do.

Phil Jones – Looked strong in defence. Could well start the Premier League opener alongside Eric Bailly due to Smalling’s ban.

Marouane Fellaini – Scored a brilliant looping header.

Michael Carrick – Brought calmness and composure to the table. Still an excellent squad player at 35.

Juan Mata – His vision, passing and intelligence was a joy to watch.

Ashley Young – Plenty of pace but very little end product.

Jesse Lingard – Looked menacing. Has a real role to play this season.

Marcus Rashford – What a threat. His pace was blistering and the Galatasaray defenders looked truly scared of him.

Matteo Darmian – Came on at left-back and did a good job.

Memphis Depay – His trickery was great to see. Hopefully he has a lift in confidence and he could be brilliant this term.

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