Manchester United vs Inter Milan Player Ratings

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Going into the game United were 2 from 2 this summer after a routine 2-0 victory over Perth Glory and a 4-0 dismantling of Championship play-off contenders, Leeds United. Moving on to the Asian leg of the World Tour, United looked set to face stiffer opposition as they came up against a strong Inter side in this International Champions Cup game at the Singapore National Stadium. In the build up, the media focus was still on the prospective ins, outs and transfer wheelings and dealings, however Ole and co did a good job of not allowing speculation  to overshadow the occasion.

De Gea made a welcome return to first team action, Pogba started his third consecutive game and new boys James and Wan-Bissaka also kept their places in the starting 11. One notable absentee was Romelu Lukaku, which fuelled speculation that United and Inter are edging closer to a deal to take the prolific Belgian to the San Siro before Serie A kicks off again on 24th August.

Player Ratings:

De Gea 7 
Dealt well with everything he was required to do.
Wan-Bissaka 9 
Excellent in defence and great going forward. It’s early days but the £50 million price tag is looking more and more like a bargain with each appearance.
Lindelof 8
Solid at the back and showed promise further up the field supporting United’s attacking play.

Tuanzebe 7
Made a nervous start but settled well once the game got going. 

Shaw 6
The form of Wan-Bissaka on the other flank highlighted Shaw’s shortcomings.
Pogba 8
For a player who supposedly wants out he’s still prepared to put in a shift. 
Matic 5
A bad day at the office, or a symptom of his decline? The jury is still out – for now.
James 5
After a couple of impressive performances he looked slighly out of his depth in this game. Don’t panic, he’s still learning his trade.
Lingard 7
Grew into the game after a quiet start and was unlucky not to score.
Martial 6
Not his best game in a United shirt but still looked lively.
Rashford 6
Bright in spells but couldn’t reach the level we’ve come to expect.


Jones 7
Didn’t put a foot wrong.
Romero 6
Little to do, but did it well enough.
Dalot 6
Alert and willing.
Smalling 6
Had very little to do but did what he had to do well.
Fred 6
Showed positivity.
Pereira 7
Passed the ball effectively.
Chong 8
Looked dangerous and kept the Inter defence on their toes.
Greenwood 8
A revelation when he came on, Inter couldn’t live with his pace and trickery. Topped off an impressive performance with a well deserved, and brilliantly taken, goal.
Bailly 7
Showing signs that he’s getting back to his best.
Young 7
Proved that there’s still a few good games left in him. 
Mata 6
Solid and reliable in attack, as always.
Gomes 5
Not on long enough to make an impact.
McTominay 6
Each time he takes the field he seems to grow in stature. Another mature cameo from the young Scot.
Despite the status of the oppostion it must be remembered that the game was only a friendly so we shouldn’t read too much into the result, however there were enough plus points to restore a certain level of expectation after the disappointing end to last season. In the cold light of day end product is all fans really want, and a 1-0 victory over a European heavyweight is definitely a step in the right direction.

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