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Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-0 Watford

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Bruno and Martial stand out in a 3-0 win over Watford

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

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

Fred: 6/10

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.

Substitutes

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.

Manager

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?).