Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-0 Swansea City

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Manchester United beat Swansea City 2-0 at Old Trafford to get a grip on the second place in the Premier League table. Alexis Sanchez scored one and set up another for Romelu Lukaku, as the Red Devils enjoyed a productive night with a show of positivity.

Here are the player ratings, as Jose Mourinho’s men ran out clear winners over Swansea:

David de Gea: 7

Wasn’t troubled much in the game in the first half before two trademark saves in the second. A deserved clean sheet.

Antonio Valencia: 6

Had a shape in his game, and covered his place well.

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Victor Lindelof: 8

One of his best United performances. Showed determination and made good interventions.

Chris Smalling: 6

Another decent performance by Smalling. He looked ensured alongside Lindelof.

Ashley Young: 7

Was a lot busier down the left in defence as well as attack. Looked convincing, and a shoutout to England manager for a reserved berth in the World Cup.


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Nemanja Matic: 7

Looked composed in midfield and passed the ball well.

Paul Pogba: 7

Had one of his better games in the United shirt. Looked fresh and got into good spaces.

Juan Mata: 8

Was influential in getting into good pockets and influencing the attack. Unlucky not to score.

Jesse Lingard: 8

Set up Alexis Sanchez’s goal and linked up very well with his fellow forward players.

Alexis Sanchez: 9

A real solid performance from the Chilean. Set up Lukaku brilliantly before latching on to Lingard’s through ball to score one himself.


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Romelu Lukaku: 9

Was the best player on the pitch. Scored an important goal besides being very confident on the ball.


Marcus Rashford: 6

Looked lively after coming on as usual. Burst into space and created problems for Swansea.

Ander Herrera: 5

A return after injury for Herrera. He did fine in the midfield, and kept the shape.

Scott McTominay: N/A

Did not have any major impact after coming on right at the 91st minute.


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