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.
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.