Manchester United vs Leicester City – Player Ratings

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Manchester United continued their winning start to the season with 2-0 win over Leicester City. The home side dominated proceedings but how did the players rate individually?

 

Manchester United

De Gea 6 

Another quiet afternoon for the Spanish stopper but was alert in stoppage time to deny King and earn a third consecutive clean sheet.

Valencia 6 

Didn’t have a lot to do defensively and bombed forward throughout but his deliveries left something to be desired and too often failed to beat the first man.

Bailly 7 

Quickly establishing himself as the heir to Nemanja Vidic’s throne, solid in the tackle and composed on the ball.

Jones 7 

Another solid display from Jones, if he can maintain fitness this form should see him as the first choice centre back alongside Bailly. Made a superb challenge on Mahrez in the box that exemplified his improving performances.

Blind 6 

Worked well down the left flank and always provided an option. Like Valencia could have done better with his deliveries.

Pogba 8

Went close with a number of long range efforts and seemed desperate for a goal but his movement and passing kept United moving and made sure they never let Leicester out of their half.

Matic 7 

Composed, classy, understated.

Mata 7

Had a goal chalked off for his laces being marginally offside and was denied again by a great save from Schmeichel.

Mkhitaryan 8 

Another superb performance from the Armenian, notched his fifth assist of the campaign and even his booking was smart, stopping as it did a rare Leicester break.

Martial 7

Looked dangerous on his first start of the season and his direct running and skill put Leicester on the back foot. Won the penalty.

Lukaku 5 

A difficult evening for the Belgian, was kept quiet by Leicester’s defence and missed the spot kick.

Substitutes:

Rashford 8 

Broke the deadlock with an instinctive finish to keep the pressure on Martial and stake his claim to a place in the middle.

Fellaini 7 

Say what you like about Fellaini, he has his uses. Killed the game with the second goal of the game.

Lingard 7 

Provided the assist for Fellaini’s goal.

 

Leicester:

Schmeichel 7 

Deserves a 7 for saving a penalty and was generally solid but might have done better for Rashford’s opener.

Simpson 6 

Had a lot to contend with down his side and coped fairly well, handled for the penalty.

Morgan 6.5

Solid as always.

Maguire 7.5

Leicester’s best player. Had Lukaku in his pocket and was composed on the ball. Looked to start moves from the back when so many of his team mates seemed happy to give the ball directly back to Manchester United.

Fuchs 6.5

Like Simpson had a lot to deal with down his flank with Mata, Valencia and sometimes Mkhitaryan causing all kinds of problems. Managed that job fairly well but offered nothing going forward.

Ndidi 6 

Worked very hard in the middle but lost Rashford for the opener.

James 6

Just signed a four year deal with the club and you can see why the club rate him so highly. Worked really hard against tough opponents.

Mahrez 7 

Continued his impressive start to the season with a quality second half performance despite limited time on the ball.

Okazaki 6

Again worked hard with limited chances, often isolated but saw one good shot go just wide

Albrighton 5.5

Had a tough game with United enjoying so much of the ball and failed to do anything to change that.

Vardy 5.5

Failed to make much of an impact but laid the ball off nicely for Okazaki’s first half chance.

Substitutes:

King 6

Almost grabbed a late consolation but saw his effort well saved by De Gea

Gray 5

Failed to influence the game.

Slimani 5 

Failed to influence the game.

 


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