Burnley 0-2 Manchester United: Player Ratings

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Before the Manchester Derby coming up midweek, which will be a crucial clash for the top 4 spots as the season comes to a close, Mourinho and his men travelled to Burnley earlier today with an aim to close the gap on their city rivals, hoping to get a win over Sean Dyche’s team and managed doing exactly that.

The away side were 2-0 winners in the contest, and here are the player ratings from a routine match which was dominated and controlled by the side expected to do so:


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Tom Heaton – 8

Although the rating might appear to be high for a keeper conceding two, it was his saves and reffects that kept United from running away with the game.

M. Lowton – 6

On the back foot against Martial and Rooney throughout the night and no quality when given the chance going forward.

M. Keane – 6

Not his strongest performance, didn’t turn up for the game.

B. Mee – 6

Another member of the home side’s defence who was not upto the task today. Helpless against the attacks of United.

S.Ward – 6

Like fellow defenders, had limited chances going forward and continuously had his back up against the wall.

G. Boyd – 5

The midfielder was poor with his delivery, in possession and created no real chances in the attacking third.

J. Barton – 7

Surprisingly, one of the brightest for the home team today. Good passes, nice control and strength in midfield, which eventually wasn’t enough to get any points for his side.

J. Hendrick – 6

A couple of chances going forward, nothing major but.

R. Brady – 6

Was unable to use his left foot to put in good crosses or create defence splitting passes. Set piece dek overuse were poor too.

A. Gray – 7

Put in a great effort by running all around and finding openings but was unable to bring De Gea into action.

A. Barnes – 6

Had nothing to offer today, almost a passenger throughout the match.

Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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David De Gea – 8

One of the easiest days in the office with no real saves to make. Tied on golden glove now on top spot with 13, alongside Courtois.

Ashley Young – 7

Kept up his good run in the team, filled Valencia’s gap perfectly.

Eric Bailly – 9

A majestic display of rock solid defence. Bossed the opposition attack without any mercy whatsoever.

Daley Blind – 7

Seemed out of position a couple times, but did well enough to ensure no slip ups led to the loss of a clean sheet.

Matteo Darmian – 7

Stuck to his task and like Italians usually are, was solid at the back throughout.

Ander Herrera – 8

His usual brilliant display of a perfectly balanced attacking and defensive performance. Popped up with an assist to his name too which led to the first goal.

Paul Pogba – 9

One of his finest performances so far. Brilliant on the ball and strong off it. Slowly justifying his price tag one could say.

Jesse Lingard – 6

Nothing major from the young lad today. Good in possession and kept the game moving at a good speed.

Anthony Martial – 9

Ran his socks off as he got a chance to prove to his manager the talent he possesses and a goal at the end of a blistering counter attack surely helped his cause.

Wayne Rooney – 8

The leader United needed today and with a goal to his name after a long time out, a perfect return for the club legend and skipper taking him to 251 matches.


Substitutes not rated.


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