Southampton 2-2 Manchester United: Player Ratings

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Despite mounting a brilliant comeback in the first half, Manchester United were unable to go all the way, as they were held to a 2-2 draw at the Saint Mary’s.

Southampton started the game quick, and looked set to run away with their 2-goal lead, but it ultimately wasn’t to be.

Here’s how Jose Mourinho’s men fared during the Premier League encounter:

David De Gea: 6
Couldn’t do much about the goals conceded. Deserves a better defence in front of him.

Ashley Young: 5
Offered width on the offense, but his delivery remained inconsistent. Picked up a yellow card, and therefore suspended for United’s upcoming league clash against Arsenal.

Phil Jones: 6
Decent display, considering he barely received much help from his fellow teammates in central defence.

Scott McTominay: 3
His performance proved why he shouldn’t have been fielded in central defence to begin with.

Luke Shaw: 6
Showcased passion and drive on the left flank. Subbed off early post an injury scare.

Nemanja Matic: 3
Yet another abysmal display. Mourinho must really love the Serb.

Ander Herrera: 7
Looked confused at the start of the game, but eventually found his feet, and scored the crucial equalizer through his smart flick.

Marouane Fellaini: 4
As good as wasted in his deep midfield role.

Paul Pogba: 3
Ineffective. Wasteful. Lost possession several times. Definitely not the talisman his team could rely on.

Marcus Rashford: 8
Instrumental in the first-half comeback, as he played a major role in both the goals. Showed the heart Mourinho demanded the previous week.

Romelu Lukaku: 6
Finally ended his 982-minute goal drought for the Mancunians by bagging the side’s first goal. Also provided some more footage for his first-touch blooper reel in the second half, as he literally slid off the ball before getting subbed off.

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Diogo Dalot: 6
Slotted in comfortably on the right, and made some good initial touches.

Anthony Martial: 5 
Managed to win a free-kick in a dangerous position thanks to his quick feet late in the game, which was wasted by Young’s poor delivery.

Jesse Lingard: 4
Hardly had time to get involved.