Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham

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Manchester United ensured that Jose Mourinho wouldn’t gloat upon his return to Old Trafford as they secured a 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Marcus Rashford netted both of United’s goals, the second one coming from a well-taken penalty whereas Spurs’ consolation came from in-form Dele Alli.

Here’s how the Red Devils fared on the night:

David De Gea – 8.2

One of those games where his efforts were just enough to keep the barrage of the opposition out from the net.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 8.0

This appeared to be the first game where Wan-Bissaka was truly back to his pre-injury mojo.

Harry Maguire – 7.9

Will be gutted to have conceded the goal but was decisive in the backline.

Victor Lindelof – 8.1

Significantly better from the Swede who showed great match awareness.

Ashley Young – 8.0

Exceptional in his play and showed the precise sort of composure that an experienced wingback ought to bring to the pitch.

Scott McTominay – 7.8

Will require a game or two before returning to his pre-injury brilliance but was scrappy and that’s what matters.

Fred – 8.3

One of his best games in a United shirt, even though his most capable defensive interception may have been an unaware one.

Daniel James – 8.0

Quiet for much of the game but his attempts in the second-half reminded Old Trafford of his scoring potential.

Jesse Lingard- 7.7

Not as bad as he has been critiqued to be as of recent, but often looked to be the weak link in the attack.

Marcus Rashford – 9.4

Best player on the pitch, two brilliant goals and was denied further accolades only due to the Spurs keeper’s saves. A hattrick was all he needed to make this the perfect game.


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Mason Greenwood – 7.7

Muted impact due to Rashford’s offensive showing, but the youngster was a crucial cog nevertheless.


Andreas Pereira – 6.6

Wasn’t convincing during his time on the pitch and could have been much better.

Luke Shaw – Brought on too late to make a solid impact.