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Player Ratings: Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester United

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Player ratings in after another big win for United

Aston Villa v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Starters

David De Gea: 8/10

Had to make a couple simple saves, otherwise not really tested.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 7/10

Missed a chance that he really should have scored. Looked a bit off of his normal, confident form today.

Victor Lindelöf: 7/10

Looked fine after leaving the match against Bournemouth with a knock. Some scary moments, but helped keep a clean sheet.

Harry Maguire: 7/10

Strong performance, kept a clean sheet. Villa put on some pressure early, and Maguire might have done better dealing with some aerial balls, but Villa didn’t get anyone on the end of them either.

Luke Shaw: 6/10

Careless with the ball at times today. Rashford provided some decent overlap opportunities with Shaw, but the left back was slow to keep up at times. Sent some flat crosses into Villa’s defenders too.

Nemanja Matić: 7/10

A bit lacking at times, but overall another strong performance. Spent a lot of time in the back 3 role. Good winning back and keeping possession.

Paul Pogba: 9/10

Looked great on the ball for United. Was good in possession throughout despite some shaky performances and giveaways from his teammates. Got his first goal of the season as well.

Bruno Fernandes: 8/10

Won and converted a penalty, which was questionable at best, to open the scoring for United. Calm conversion and presence to help settle a jittery United in the first half, and helped to kickstart some counter attacks too. Another influential performance from United’s new no. 10.

Marcus Rashford: 7/10

Looked shaky for much of the first half, and wasn’t really helped out by Shaw down the left. Settled in a bit though, and might have scored a goal if not for Pogba venturing well offside into Pepe Reina’s path.

Mason Greenwood: 9/10

Greenwood continued his exceptional run of form with yet another goal. Brilliant and decisive movement to open up space and slot a shot into the bottom right of Reina’s net. He’s quickly turning into one of United’s best players.

Anthony Martial: 7/10

Not super involved, but made an effort to contribute to possession and create space for teammates. He nearly scored, but was denied by the woodwork.

Substitutes

Brandon Williams: 6/10

Reliable defensive substitution.

Odion Ighalo: 5/10

Not enough time to make an impact.

Scott McTominay: 5/10

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

Daniel James: 6/10

Got into good positions, and won a free kick in a dangerous area.

Fred: 6/10

Not on long enough to make an impact. Game decided already.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 8/10

Shaky start to the game for United, but Ole took advantage of the cooling break. Looked more organized offensively, and quickly won a penalty. Solskjaer has found his starting XI, but we saw today that perhaps he should consider shaking things up a bit more game by game. Still, he’s able to trust his men each week, and they continue to deliver. 1 point off the top 4 now.