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Player Ratings: Manchester United 5-2 Bournemouth

Player ratings in after a thrilling 5-2 win at Old Trafford

Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images


David De Gea: 6/10

Didn’t get a whole lot of help from his defenders on the goals, but again beaten at his near post. Still made a couple really nice saves at a moment when the game was balanced. Bournemouth had quite a few opportunities today, and the results from De Gea are mixed.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 8/10

Very comfortable going forward, and some good crosses into the box. Not at fault for the costly defensive mistakes, and in fact his enterprising play going forward put on display just how important his recovery ability is when the opposition begin to break.

Victor Lindelöf: 6/10

Came off with a nagging injury, according to Ole, and looked to be scrambling a couple times in 1-on-1 scenarios, which he usually excels at. May have a problem with his back, which brought on Bailly for major defensive mistake no. 2 in this match.

Harry Maguire: 7/10

Strong overall, but a couple of questionable decisions again. Was done by Junior Stanislas early for Bournemouth’s opener, and turned around again on a disallowed goal. .

Luke Shaw: 8/10

Not a lot for him to deal with on the left defensively, but he made an impact going forward as well. Good overlapping and link up with Rashford. Had a decent chance on goal too.

Nemanja Matić: 8/10

Had a very scary start to the match, but recovered well, as did the rest of the team. Speed is lacking in defensive recovery.

Paul Pogba: 9/10

Shining in a deeper role at the moment. He clearly wanted to get in on the scoring at the end, but has been vital to the midfield operations alongside Bruno. Brilliant player, so glad he’s finally #Pogback.

Bruno Fernandes: 9/10

Again, £70m bargain. Continues to prove himself, and becomes more and more endeared to the United faithful each match. Assisted Greenwood’s goal cored a brilliant free kick today.

Marcus Rashford: 9/10

Finally got in on the scoring with a calmly converted penalty, which is his 20th of the season. Nearly had a brace, but was rightfully called offside for his effort in the second half.

Mason Greenwood: 10/10

Greenwood has been exceptional these last two games. Bagged a brace today, and now has 15 goals in all competitions in his first season. The freedom he’s taken recently to move across the front line, and even drop into midfield at times, has showcased his remarkable abilities beyond his finishing. Another special player in the making.

Anthony Martial: 8/10

Good display from the no. 9. Got in on the scoring in a 5-goal thriller, and continued developing chemistry with what looks like United’s best attack since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson. 20 goal milestone alongside Rashford makes them the first duo to do so since Chicharito and Berbatov in 2010/11.


Eric Bailly: 3/10

What was he doing on that handball? Remarkably stupid moment, otherwise not much of a liability.

Odion Ighalo: 6/10

Got in some nice positions, but his Premier League goal drought continues.

Juan Mata: 5/10

Made an effort to get involved, no real impact on an already decided game.

Daniel James: 5/10

Got into good positions to try and score, but came up short.

Fred: 6/10

Hit a dangerous shot that nearly turned into a 6th goal, but brought a good save from the Bournemouth GK.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 9/10

The game started off poorly for United, but after the first water break they looked a different side. Ole put out his strongest XI, and they quickly gathered themselves after going behind to lay claim on the match. Good performances all around on the attacking end, need some work on defensive recovery. Overall, another strong attacking display from a new-look United.