Leeds 2-4 Manchester United: Player Ratings

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates scoring their second goal with Jadon Sancho.

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Manchester United got the job done in a chaotic clash against their fierce rivals Leeds United.

The Red Devils’ first half performance led many to believe it was going to be a rare comfortable win under Ralf Rangnick. But that was not the case in a hostile Leeds atmosphere. Marcelo Bielsa’s men scored two goals in less than two minutes just after the break to make it 2-2.

Rangnick responded by making two quick changes. Substitutes Fred and Anthony Elanga both got on the scoresheet and killed off any hope of a Leeds comeback.

Here’s how the players in red fared in a waterlogged pitch.

David de Gea – 5.5

Was beaten easily by Rodrigo’s goal-bound cross.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5.0

Did well in the first half, but disappointing defending against Daniel James, who assisted Leeds’ equaliser.

Victor Lindelof – 7.0

Excellent on the ball, and his stride forward led to United’s second goal.

Harry Maguire – 7.5

Marked his return to Yorkshire with a goal and solid defensive performance.

Luke Shaw – 5.5

Switched off defensively multiple times. His defending on the back post wasn’t good, allowing Raphinha to meet James’ cross.


Scott McTominay – 6.5

Made many mistimed challenges and was lucky to be on the pitch. But his physicality in the middle of the park was crucial for United.

Paul Pogba – 7.5

Glided past Leeds players for fun in the first half, but was subbed off following two goals from Leeds.

Bruno Fernandes – 8.0

Enjoyed the chaotic nature of the game, and managed a goal and an assist.


Jesse Lingard – 5.0

Started his first Premier League game for United since January 2020, and is unlikely to get another start anytime soon after a quiet outing.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 5.5

Couldn’t convert a tap-in right in front of the goal in the early minutes and his touches were off.

Jadon Sancho – 8.5

Getting better and better with every United appearance. Got himself two beautiful assists.



Fred – 8.0

Came on for Pogba and made an instant impact to restore his side’s lead.

Anthony Elanga – 7.0

Silenced the crowd with his goal.

Raphael Varane – N/A