David De Gea: 8/10
Tested a couple times, but kept a clean sheet. Had an excellent save on a very good hit by Doucoure.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 7/10
Solid defensively, as usual, and looking more comfortable on the ball as well.
Victor Lindelof: 6/10
Looked a bit uneasy to start the match, but settled in and aided in keeping a clean sheet. Overcommitted on a corner that led to an ultimately disallowed Watford goal.
Harry Maguire: 7/10
Continues to be a strong presence for United, even if he doesn’t have the best defensive performance. Nearly caught failing to clear the line on a Watford equalizer, but was saved (again) by VAR.
Luke Shaw: 7/10
Good game again from Shaw. He’s recovered after a pretty ugly run of performances
Overall solid performance. Had a poor giveaway leading to a chance in the first half, but for the most part held the line.
Nemanja Matic: 6/10
Even Matic did pretty well today, taking control in a holding role and allowing Fred and Bruno Fernandes security to be more creative. Truly an inspiration for past-it midfielders everywhere.
Bruno Fernandes: 8/10
Man of the match performance from Bruno. He won and confidently converted a penalty in the first half, made several key runs and passes, and was involved in both the Martial and Greenwood goals. The new signing is settling in nicely, and providing a much needed creative spark.
Mason Greenwood: 7/10
Eventually settled into the game, and bagged a really nice goal, off of a counter attack that he initiated, to ice the game late.
Daniel James: 6/10
A good outing after struggling for form. Looked confident on the ball and contributed more as a passer than we’ve seen in recent games.
Anthony Martial: 7/10
Despite some lapses in judgement and iffy passes, Martial was able to come out and have a very good second half. He linked up nicely with Bruno Fernandes, and scored a really cheeky goal after saving a potentially lost play.
Scott McTominay: 5/10
Job done by the time he came on, but looked strong returning from an extended injury absence.
Tahith Chong: 5/10
Didn’t have many opportunities to get involved, but made an active cameo appearance regardless.
Odion Ighalo: 6/10
Had a really nice take on and shot that beat Foster, only to be denied by a defender from a tough angle.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 7/10
Took a while for United to get going, but whatever was said at half-time worked. Bruno Fernandes was a key performer for Ole today, and looks like he could be the no. 10 that the gaffer’s system has lacked all season. Solskjaer was criticized by some for putting out a weakened starting 11 at Brugge on Thursday, but the time-managed players (Bruno, James, Wan-Bissaka, and Fred) made a difference today. Good win and 3 important points going into a tough run of fixtures as United battle for top 4 (5?).