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Player Ratings: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United

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Rashford and Martial continue to give United control of its destiny.

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Starters

David De Gea: 10/10

Denied Wilf Zaha a number of times as well as stopping a guaranteed goal from a Luka Milivojević free kick to keep the clean sheet. Excellent performance from the embattled Spaniard.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 6/10

Another decent shift. Understandably, AWB had a couple squeaky-bum moments against Zaha. Ultimately didn’t have an issue playing his first game back at Selhurst Park since joining United in summer 2019.

Victor Lindelöf: 5/10

He existed today and was a part of a clean sheet. So good on him.

Harry Maguire: 5/10

Got his head on the end of a couple corner kicks but couldn’t convert them into goals. Definitely deserves some blame for Jordan Ayew’s almost goal.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah: 4/10

Really tough to make your first start opposite Ayew after battling injuries for the entire season. Unfortunately he was nowhere to be found as Ayew put a Wilf Zaha cross into the back of the net on the backside. Thank the maker, Ayew’s toenail was offside.

Scott McTominay: 6/10

Unassuming performance in his opportunity to start with Pogba and Bruno. Subbed off in favor of the better number 6, Nemanja Matić.

Paul Pogba: 7/10

Didn’t need to string together a world-beating performance to earn the win. Solid in his positioning and his passing, never going to get tired of watching an engaged Pogba on the pitch.

Bruno Fernandes: 7/10

Had an open net dead to rights in the 75th minute and clanged his shot off the post instead of bagging the insurance goal. Made up for the overpowered shot with the hockey assist as he and Rashford combined to set up Martial.

Marcus Rashford: 9/10

Very active all game and a real problem for Crystal Palace’s defense. Rashford’s goal was a thing of beauty. The 5-star skiller on FIFA embarrassed grown men in the penalty area as he juked his way to an easy opening goal. Added an assist to his tally as he combined with Bruno to set up a perfect scoring opportunity for Martial.

Mason Greenwood: 6/10

Was able to get into dangerous areas, but his shots didn’t do their trademark thing of hitting the back of the net. Still, you got to love the presence he’s bringing to the right side.

Anthony Martial: 9/10

Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing Tony Martial bag a goal in the same match that Rashford does. One of the most lethal combos blossoming in the world, the pair combined for an excellent second goal and Martial’s finish was lethal.

VAR: 11/10

Mint. Easily the man of the match.

Substitutes

Jesse Lingard: 6/10

Not necessarily the most utilized player on the ball, however the embattled forward was effective at providing pressure and finding space.

Nemanja Matić: 6/10

Solid at the six and didn’t have to put too much mileage on his legs in anticipation of the FA Cup semifinal on Sunday against Chelsea.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 7/10

Solskjaer was in a difficult spot filling his left-back position while also needing to provide a semblance of rest to his midfield. However, the changes he made to the starting XI were not detrimental against a Crystal Palace side that was content on staying organized and making the game ugly for the Reds. Solskjaer’s two subs were both positives and kept the pressure on the hosts. United still controls its own destiny in the top four race and Solskjaer deserves a lot of credit for that.