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Man Utd beat Leicester 1-0 in the Premier League fixture at Old Trafford thanks to a Marcus Rashford penalty early on. The Red Devils looked competent and composed throughout the game and while Leicester had the majority of the ball, they barely threatened. Here are the ratings for this game:
David de Gea: 7
Made some super saves like the De Gea he truly is. Glad to see him back.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 7
Fresh from a back injury, he kept James Maddison and Ben Chilwell quiet.
Victor Lindelof: 7
Almost made an error with James Maddison but was solid at the defence together with Harry.
Harry Maguire: 8
Defended well and kept Jamie Vady quiet. Behemoth winning all but one of his aerial duels.
Ashley Young: 7
Played decent for a 34 year old. Kept the blue side on his flank quiet and played a few good long balls to Dan James. Decent at set-pieces too.
Scott McTominay: 7
It’s a pleasure to have a player with such passion play for us. Covered up for Paul Pogba pretty well.
Nemanja Matic: 5
You need to be a serious football analyst to get even a glimpse of what Matic brings into the team. Looks finished.
Andreas Pereira: 6
Average to say the least. Was good at tactically stopping play and his off ball movement was good. Involved in the build-up for the penalty and almost scored very early on with a good freekick.
Juan Mata: 5
Played in the 10 role and disappointed. Rarely touched the ball.
Daniel James: 6
Played his preferred role but was often over shadowed by the Leicester defenders. Had a few chances to score but failed to hit the target
Marcus Rashford: 7
Scored the penalty intelligently. Brilliant with his free kicks finally and truly unlucky not to score.
Brought mobility into the midfield. Much better option than Matic so should start against Astana.
Tahith Chong: 6
Energetic and skillful.
Axel Tuanzebe N/A
Was not on the pitch for long but offered more stability to last the rest of the game.
MAN OF THE MATCH: HARRY MAGUIRE