David De Gea: 6/10
The Manchester United no. 1 wasn’t tested too often. Maybe could have dealt with Harvey Barnes’ shot, but it was well-struck from a position you’d expect your outfielders to press higher. Did nearly gift Leicester an opening goal. Looked like he was either playing through an injury or showing injury to justify mistakes. Either way, not great.
Victor Lindelöf: 6/10
Never under too much pressure starting unusually in a right back role, but didn’t offer much either. Not a costly experiment, but not a very productive one either. Leicester City maybe could have done better to take advantage.
Eric Bailly: 7/10
Despite the chaotic appearance, Bailly’s display was actually quite good today. Got ahead of Leicester forwards on a couple of key clearances, and was comfortable in possession. Late Vardy goal came at the expense of Bailly and Tuanzebe’s respective positioning, but was a well-driven shot that could’ve been prevented with better defending in positions higher up the pitch.
Harry Maguire: 6/10
Good defensive organization for much of the match. Could have scored on a set-piece in the second half, but joined Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford in sending a header off target.
Luke Shaw: 8/10
Shaw looked very sharp again today. He dealt well with both Albrighton and Justin, and got forward well too. Provided a nice delivery on a free kick that Bruno sent wide. Telles’ arrival seems to have lit a fire under him.
Scott McTominay: 5/10
Not a great performance from McTominay. Backed off of Harvey Barnes on the first goal, dispossessed a couple of times, and never played forward very meaningfully.
Fred was the much better half of an at times hotly pressed midfield pair. Did well under pressure and progressed the ball well. Crucially dealt with an early De Gea giveaway in the area if the goal.
Bruno Fernandes: 9/10
His one big mistake today was costly, as it turned into a goal for Harvey Barnes, but otherwise was brilliant. Set up an early chance that Marcus Rashford should’ve scored, assisted Rashford’s goal, and scored late to put United ahead. Driving force behind nearly every meaningful offensive push today.
Daniel James: 5/10
Non-factor for much of his time on the pitch, but was important in the set up for Rashford’s goal. Poor decision making on a break early in the second half gave the ball away in a potential scoring opportunity, and likely finalized Ole’s decision to pull the winger in favor of Pogba.
Anthony Martial: 4/10
No real impact from the Frenchman. Subbed off for Cavani in the second half.
Marcus Rashford: 7/10
Should have scored in the first minute, made up for it with the opening goal a bit later on. Good chance in the second half too, but saved by Schmeichel.
Edinson Cavani: 8/10
Immediate impact off the bench. Great movement and energy, and created Bruno’s go-ahead goal.
Paul Pogba: 5/10
Not as sharp as he has been off the bench this season, or as he was in a good start against Everton in midweek. No real impact.
Axel Tuanzebe: 6/10
Failed to get in front of Vardy properly on the late equalizer, but was otherwise comfortable at right back. Perhaps was better suited for the role than Lindelof.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 7/10
The two points dropped won’t be too much on Ole today, but he should consider starting the good players instead of bringing them on in the second half. Pogba or Van De Beek in midfield over McTominay could’ve helped with ball progression in the first half, and Lindelof at right back seemed unnecessary with more dynamic options available to fill in for Wan-Bissaka. Still, Solskjaer made good substitutions, and his team created plenty of opportunities for themselves. Should probably drill his forwards on finishing in their next training session.