Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-0 Watford

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic.

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Manchester United were in a form to be reckoned with against Watford, carrying great momentum into the tough Premier League fixtures ahead.

The Red Devils left no avenue unexplored in their 3-0 victory despite starting on a shaky footing, with Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood getting on the scoresheet in a convincing manner. Troy Deeney’s would-be equalizer was ruled out by VAR due to a handball.

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

David De Gea – 7.6

The Spaniard had little to do due to Watford finding only 2 shots on target. An early stop he made was quite impactful, however.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7.1

Springy and hard-to-get-around as usual, his forward runs were incredible.

Victor Lindelof – 6.9

Positive showing but was poor during the corner that Troy Deeney scored from. Was lucky that a hand-ball was involved in the build-up and that the VAR spotted it.

Harry Maguire – 7.5

Solid showing from the captain who surprisingly completed the most number of passes during the game with 68 to his name. Could have scored from a promising header.

Luke Shaw – 7.8

Back on the flank and his time as a centre-back was clearly helpful given the central role he tended to play on and off during the game.

Fred – 6.8

Was repeatedly targeted in the first-half and ought to have scored during the same period.

Nemanja Matic – 8.0

Usual silent engineer and is beginning to partner really well alongside Fred. He also created numerous chances during the game.

Mason Greenwood – 8.5

Scored a brilliant goal in his usual clinical fashion. Also had 100% shot accuracy. More of the same.

Bruno Fernandes – 9.1

Clear Man of the Match. Created Greenwood’s goal and was also impactful in a plethora of areas. Incredible numbers.

Daniel James – 6.7

Was lacking in his erstwhile brilliance. Could have done a whole lot more and kept losing possession, the most of any player on the pitch.

Anthony Martial – 7.9

That goal was nothing short of the spectacular. Was arguably also his biggest and perhaps only impact on the game given how he botched a potential goal-creating pass to Fernandes and was also sloppy elsewhere.


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Odion Ighalo – 6.1

Two appearances made from the bench, twice came inches close to scoring. That debut goal is on his way.

Scott McTominay – 6.3

Back from injury at last. Simply put, these few minutes are merely the warmup for the next games.

Tahith Chong – 5.8

Wasn’t all too impressive during his short period on the pitch.