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Player Ratings: Southampton 2-3 Manchester United

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Ratings in after the comeback win on the south coast

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Starters

David de Gea: 6/10

Not much he could’ve done on the first goal. Second goal he maybe should have done better with, and got injured in the process of diving behind the goal line. Made a big save to keep it from being 0-3 while injured, then came off at half-time.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 6/10

Wan-Bissaka was okay today despite starting a bit sloppy. Provided some nice service from the right at times, but nothing special, and was useful in shutting down Southampton on his side of the pitch in the second half.

Victor Lindelöf: 6/10

Good organization except for the corner. Did well in possession under pressure a couple times.

Harry Maguire: 7/10

See Lindelof’s rating, but add his effort going forward. A good presence from the captain today. Maybe should have been better getting things organized/positioned to deal with the corner in the first half.

Alex Telles: 6/10

Not great, but good enough defensively. Came off late with a knock. Good delivery from the left side.

Fred: 6/10

Fred was a good worker in midfield again for United. Kept good stability alongside Matic, and got into dangerous positions going forward a couple times. Good in possession.

Nemanja Matić: 7/10

Brings a stability to midfield in possession that United need when breaking down teams. Another solid performance today.

Donny Van De Beek: 6/10

Started well, but faded as the game went on. Kept giving the ball away in midfield in the second half.

Bruno Fernandes: 7/10

Was poor for much of the game. Should have scored in the first half, and gave the ball away a few times, but kickstarted the comeback with a crucial goal. He’s developing good awareness in the box.

Marcus Rashford: 7/10

Didn’t have a great game today. Blanked on a good chance, but served up a good ball for Cavani to head home the winner in stoppage time. Good work rate and persistence despite messing up a couple times. At fault on the corner goal as well.

Mason Greenwood: 5/10

Good movement, very poor finishing. Should have scored twice in the first half. Replaced by Cavani at the break.

Substitutes

Dean Henderson: 7/10

Didn’t see much work after coming on for an injured De Gea at half-time, but had sure hands whenever he was tested.

Edinson Cavani: 9/10

El Matador played the role of hero today. He recovered from a couple early misses to score the second and third goals in United’s comeback win. An invaluable part of a potentially huge comeback win for team morale as they try to establish a run of good form.

Brandon Williams: N/A

Not on the pitch very long, but did help win the ball back late on a potential break away for Southampton at 2-2.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 9/10

Even in a dreadful first half, United’s game plan was working pretty well for them. The set piece concessions were bad, and something that you think will have been planned for, but both halves saw the side create very good goal scoring chances in possession, on breakaways, and on set pieces. And even when things didn’t go their way, Ole made the right adjustment at half-time to help get the win.