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Player Ratings: Watford 2-0 Manchester United

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Ratings in after a woeful performance

Watford FC v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Starters

De Gea: 4/10

Worrying display from De Gea. Made a couple saves, but let the first goal through his hands, something that has happened on more than one occasion in 2019.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 4/10

Looked out of it in the first half, and gave away a penalty in the second. Settled down after, but it was telling of the squad mindset that even AWB wasn’t focused at the start of this one.

Victor Lindelof: 4/10

Not the worst player on the pitch, but some scary defending at times, and more struggles dealing with balls into the box.

Harry Maguire: 4/10

See above for defensive analysis. Made an effort to improve the possession game, but ineffective.

Luke Shaw: 5/10

Shaw Looked a bit shaky again today, but did well getting forward at times.

Scott McTominay: 3/10

Shockingly bad performances all around today, but McTominay’s shaky passing and poor vision today was really disappointing. The opposite of what we’ve come to expect from him this season.

Fred: 4/10

Fred struggles in matches where United have the most possession, which is a potential red flag for a midfielder.

Jesse Lingard: 1/10

Awful performance. Gave it away, wasted attacking opportunities, and chipped the best chance of the game over the bar while 1-on-1 with Ben Foster.

Marcus Rashford: 4/10

Rashford was largely ineffective until late in the game. The team needed much more from him today, but

Daniel James: 3/10

Struggled to get involved. Somehow was taken off before Lingard early in the second half.

Anthony Martial: 4/10

Decent in build up play, lacking in taking chances. Promising play with Pogba back in the side though.

Substitutes

Mason Greenwood: 3/10

Made little impact, wasted a great chance late.

Paul Pogba: 6.5/10

Instant impact coming in at no. 10. His vision and creativity created several chances late, but his teammates let him down on most of them. The only positive takeaway today was his return.

Juan Mata: N/A

Missed a free kick in stoppage time, rarely got involved meaningfully other than that.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 2/10

This team was not ready to play today. United looked out of it from the opening whistle, and there’s only one person responsible for getting the team motivated and focused. He brought on Pogba, who did exactly what he was supposed to and livened up the attack, but it was too little too late for a side that looked defeated before they’d conceded.