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Player Ratings: Manchester United 9-0 Southampton

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Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Starters

David De Gea: N/A

Saved a Ward-Prowse free kick and punched away a corner, other than that he had to do about as much as us. Should have given him a lawn chair.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 9/10

Two attacking full-backs, imagine that. Sharp from the kick off, and was a big presence in the attacking third, including providing opening goal. Pulled up limping after an awesome last-ditch tackle late, but little to do after that.

Victor Lindelöf: 7/10

Little to do, but when there was he was there. Good passing, and good reading of potentially dangerous long balls.

Harry Maguire: 7/10

Spent most of the game attacking, and was decent on the ball when doing so. Little else to do.

Luke Shaw: 10/10

Luke Maldini? Luke Shawdini? Paoluke Shawdini? I don’t know, but he was elite. Again. Tore Southampton apart down the left.

Scott McTominay: 8/10

Scored a really good goal and kept the ball moving as United piled on the pressure. Victim of the early red card tackle by Jankewitz, but recovered to put in an excellent 90 minutes in midfield.

Fred: 7/10

Good midfield play in the first half, but was taken out of the game a bit in the second half by being moved left to cover for the substituted Luke Evra. Still a decent outing, and far fewer mistakes today than Saturday.

Bruno Fernandes: 9/10

Bruno was the Christopher Plummer squadron leader in today’s “there’s no fighter escort” cherry picking attacking display. Ran the show as United went after a helpless Southampton. Got a handful of assists and a penalty conversion to end his “goals involvement” drought in the Premier League.

Marcus Rashford: 9/10

Was a big problem for Southampton with his movement across the front line. Atoned for an early miss with a goal, and was subbed off after an hour.

Edinson Cavani: 8/10

Scored a really good striker’s goal and earned himself a break for the second half. He goes again Saturday.

Mason Greenwood: 7/10

Good assist on the Rashford goal, and played the full 90, but couldn’t get in on the scoring action.

Substitutes

Anthony Martial: 9/10

Bagged a much needed brace after coming on at half time. Both excellent goals taken down and smashed past the keeper in tight situations.

Donny Van De Beek: 7/10

Might not have made a direct contribution, but he looked keen on getting involved after coming on at half time. Had some excellent movement in the final third, and clever exchanges, but just couldn’t get a good chance in front of goal.

Daniel James: 8/10

Good, energetic cameo from the winger after a difficult season where minutes have been hard to come by. Bagged the ninth goal too.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 10/10

Handed some good fortune early with a bone-headed tackle by one of a few Southampton youngsters forced into the depleted squad. Still, his team were ruthless and put in a much needed offensive masterclass display. Ole made great substitutions as well to rest key players with vulnerable bodies and get valuable attacking minutes for three players low on confidence. Well-managed, though a bit lucky, from start to finish.