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Player Ratings: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Manchester United

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Bruno Fernandes hits a brace, and Mason Greenwood has his best performance yet

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Starters

David De Gea: 8/10

Didn’t see too much action today, but was up for it when called into action. Made a couple of really nice saves in the second half, at a time when Brighton were looking threatening too.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 9/10

Excellent today. Confident on the ball, took players on, and forced things to happen on the left-hand side of Brighton’s defense. Not too much to do defensively, but was up for that as well (as always).

Victor Lindelöf: 8/10

Strong performance, and dealt with 1-on-1 situations well. Good understanding with Maguire when tracking Brighton’s forwards.

Harry Maguire: 7/10

Strong overall, but a couple of questionable decisions before the game was settled in United’s favor.

Luke Shaw: 8/10

Very good game defensively, made an impact going forward as well. Good overlapping play, link up with Rashford, and key in the movement that led to Bruno’s first goal.

Nemanja Matić: 9/10

Good energetic performance anchoring United’s midfield. Fantastic defensive screen for most of the game, and key to the passing game as well. Sent Greenwood running with a brilliant pass to lead to the third goal.

Paul Pogba: 8/10

Didn’t have to play too much of a distributor role today with Bruno and Greenwood in good form, but still an ever present and stable force in midfield. Assisted Bruno’s first goal, in a moment that fulfilled the collective dreams of all United fans for 6 months.

Bruno Fernandes: 10/10

Bruno was at his absolute best today. Concerns about starting him after he played every minute of United’s first 3 matches post-restart, but he was lively from the start and scored 2 fantastic goals. £70m bargain.

Marcus Rashford: 7/10

Looks good still, but lacking sharpness in the goal area. Good movement on the left wing, linked up well with Shaw. Took a poor shot in a position we’ve seen him score from before.

Mason Greenwood: 9/10

Phenomenal work from the youngster today. Took the opening goal brilliantly, and supplied Bruno’s second with a blistering run and perfectly placed cross off the counter attack.

Anthony Martial: 6/10

Made some decent runs, but didn’t get on the end of any big chances.

Substitutes

Andreas Pereira: 4/10

Not very good despite playing a weak and beaten opposition, didn’t make an impact.

Odion Ighalo: 5/10

Didn’t make much of an impact, got in good positions though.

Brandon Williams: 7/10

Good energy. Nearly scored a header. Displayed good defensive awareness too.

Daniel James: 6/10

Got into good positions to provide, and had a go himself at one point.

Scott McTominay: 6/10

Hit a dangerous shot that nearly turned into United’s 4th.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 9/10

Turned out to be the right call playing all of his first choice attackers. Some worry about fatigue setting in for players who played most or all of the first 3 games (particularly in the Busby Babe group chat), but Bruno Fernandes proved all of us wrong, and earned himself a nice rest after scoring twice. Greenwood put in an inspired performance as well, given more freedom to move across the front line and drop into the passing game. Great overall performance, job done early, and no need to keep on the starters.