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Player Ratings: Burnley 0-2 Manchester United

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Player Ratings in after the 2-0 win at the Turf Moor

Burnley FC v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Starters

De Gea: 8/10

Stepped up big when called upon. Faced some scary moments late on, but in the end achieved a much needed clean sheet.

Ashley Young: 6/10

Solid display from the United captain. Not the defensive maestro that Wan-Bissaka is, but put in a serviceable performance and helped get the ball forward.

Victor Lindelof: 6/10

Being outmuscled is a problem time and again for Lindelof, but Barnes and Wood didn’t always take advantage of it.

Harry Maguire: 7/10

Good work defensively, continued to contribute in the passing game, and gave United much needed strength on the back line.

Brandon Williams: 7/10

Some really good grit and determination from Williams at left back. His physicality helped to effectively shut down any attempt to go forward by Burnley in the first half. He looks confident going forward as well, and should be in consideration to be the full-time starter.

Nemanja Matic: 5/10

Looked slow as usual, but didn’t make any major, costly mistakes. Was serviceable today, but would have been more of a liability against more talented opposition.

Fred: 7/10

Solid outing again from Fred despite the increased workload without McTominay. Could maybe work on his shooting a bit more.

Andreas Pereira: 6/10

Had some bad giveaways, as usual, but set up Anthony Martial’s goal by pressing the Burnley back line and threading a nice through ball into the path of the Frenchman.

Marcus Rashford: 7/10

Energetic performance from Rashford. Contributed well to the attack, linked up well with Martial, and sealed 3 points late on when Burnley were applying a lot off pressure.

Daniel James: 7/10

High work rate from James, who was rested by Solskjaer for this one. Maybe not as skilled or clinical in front of goal as his strike partners, but he’s always a threat on counterattacks with his speed and passing.

Anthony Martial: 8/10

Great work from Martial today. He was frustrated a few times from offside calls and physical defending, but continued to get into dangerous positions. Bagged United’s first goal, and probably should have had a second, if not for a foul call by Mike Dean.

Substitutes

Jesse Lingard: 4/10

Poor at passing, and didn’t contribute when United needed to keep the pressure off the back line

Luke Shaw: 5/10

Still looks like he’s struggling to get up to speed after a long time out with an injury. Maybe not the best defensive sub Ole could have made.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 7/10

The team did well preparing for Burnley’s thoroughly parked bus. Sean Dyche’s men are difficult to break down, and it took a mistake to get the breakthrough, but Ole’s side pressed and created chances throughout. Not very effective substitutes in the second half, but it was enough to hold on.