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Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United: Player Ratings

The vibes, they’re good...

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David De Gea: 7/10

Not much to do for much of the match. Had a couple easy saves, and one very good save, in the first half. Ayling’s goal left him a bit helpless.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 7/10

Had a lapse up 5-1, but otherwise was alert and decisive shutting down the right hand side. Not a huge threat going forward, but did well keeping possession and passing.

Victor Lindelof: 8/10

Good work defensively, and a brilliant long ball for Bruno Fernandes to complete his hat trick.

Harry Maguire: 7/10

Good defensive organization, and a strong presence controlling the area. Leeds had some opportunities to trouble United on set pieces but weren’t allowed to capitalize.

Luke Shaw: 7/10

Looked lively, and maybe could have had a goal and/or assist today, but it didn’t quite fall his way.

Scott McTominay: 7/10

Excellent out of the gate, but settled down a bit as the match went on. Nearly opened the scoring against Leeds again.

Fred: 8/10

He and Pogba should have done better to close down on Ayling’s goal, but otherwise a good presence in midfield alongside McTominay, and bagged a goal as well to cap off a brilliant win.

Paul Pogba: 10/10

Magnifique. Pogba would have been MOTM on any other day with his four assists, but the man on the end of two of those took it instead because...

Bruno Fernandes: 10/10

Hat. Trick. Hero. Bruno Fernandes showed us once again why he is the essential focal point of Manchester United’s attack. Brilliant work in front of goal today. Had a lot to do despite the quality of his assisters, and never faltered.

Daniel James: 6/10

Ran a lot and tried to make things happen. Had a couple good opportunities to shoot but didn’t capitalize. Better decision making, still poor end product, no major/costly mistakes. Overall average performance.

Mason Greenwood: 9/10

A bit of a low key performance because of Bruno’s hat trick, but Greenwood did really well today leading the line. Got United back in front to start the flurry of second half goals.

Substitutes

Nemanja Matic: 7/10

Came on with the game done at 5-1, sured up the midfield defensively and didn’t let Leeds in.

Anthony Martial: 6/10

Looked fresh making his first competitive appearance in some time, but the game was settled by the time of his arrival.

Jadon Sancho: 7/10

Came on alongside Martial with not much to do, but was clever on the ball when given the opportunity. Nearly played Aaron Wan-Bissaka through on goal but just over hit it.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 10/10

The season is off and running in style. This was a match that could very well have been overthought by Solskjaer and his squad, but everyone knew what they had to do and never let up. Early chances didn’t go their way, and Leeds had a stunning equalizer to start the second half, but neither frustrated this side or disrupted the game plan. Great performance to get all of the vibes and points in the season opener.