Player Ratings: Young Boys 0-3 Manchester United

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Manchester United ran clear winners in their Champions League group stage away encounter against Swiss team Young Boys.

Paul Pogba scored a brace and set up another to help United win the tie 3-0. Anthony Martial was the other scorer of the night.

Pogba found the top left corner from 18 yards for his first and then scored from the penalty spot. Martial then slotted home in the 2nd half to add gloss in the win.

Jose Mourinho’s side sits on top of Group H at the moment. Here is how the players fared in this crunch away game:

 

David de Gea: 8

The Spaniard made two crucial saves when the score read 0-0. Post that, he had a comfortable night.

Diogo Dalot: 8

The 20-year-old was superb in his United debut and made some daunting runs going forward. He showed intent and real zeal to take this opportunity. Needs a little work defensively though.

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Chris Smalling: 7

A matured performance from Smalling. He made a vital interception at 0-0 and was sound positionally throughout.

Victor Lindelof: 6

Was unsure on the ball and looked tensed in the first half. Gained confidence from there on, with Smalling showing his assurance beside.

Luke Shaw: 8

Didn’t set a foot wrong. Shaw earned United the 2nd goal, and prior to that, his pass to Rashford saw the striker hit the post.

Nemanja Matic: 6

His passing and final ball was poor and took a touch too heavy. Otherwise, a decent outing.

Fred: 5

He failed to show his quality for major parts of the game. Although he assisted Pogba for his goal and also played a hand for Martial’s strike, he was a let-down otherwise.

Paul Pogba: 8

A decisive show by the Frenchman. Struck a brilliant first goal with his left foot after creating a pocket of space with his right. He led by example and contributed to the victory.

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Marcus Rashford: 5

Disappointing night for the 20-year-old. He struggled on the right-hand flank.

Anthony Martial: 6

Besides the goal, Martial was wasteful of possession and played some wayward passes. Needs time to settle down.

Romelu Lukaku: 5

The Belgian lacked genuine service, and his decision-making at times were dismal. He put in a shift though running here and there.

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Marouane Fellaini: 7

He impressed with his simplicity and general play in nature. Provided cover for the backline.

Juan Mata: 4

Wasted a glorious chance to make it 4-0 for United.

Andreas Pereira: 6

The Brazilian looked energetic and put in a shift in the final few minutes.