Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United: Player ratings

Manchester United secured a 2-0 victory in a strong performance away at Selhurst Park yesterday evening.  

The win means United move level on points with Leicester, and one behind Chelsea in 3rd. United couldn’t afford to drop points on the night, and they did well to secure all three.

Ole’s men are now 19 unbeaten in all competitions, keeping 13 clean sheets, and scoring 50 goals in the process.

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were enough to see off the Eagles.

Here are the player ratings from the victory.

Starters

David De Gea 8.5/10

A solid game between the sticks for the Spanish international. Pulled off some brilliant saves when called upon and kept the hosts at bay on multiple occasions.

Aaron Wan Bissaka 7/10

A strong game from the young full-back defensively, but struggled to impose himself going forward on United’s right flank.

Victor Lindelof, Manchester United
Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof (left) and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha duel for the ball during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE INDEPENDENT.

Victor Lindelof 8.5/10

A brilliant performance from the Swede. Won all his duels and had the most ball recoveries of any Manchester United player. Looked very assured on the ball as well.

Harry Maguire 7/10

Looked suspect on some occasions. Brought the ball out of the back well showed some good distribution. Failed to make the most of three good chances to score.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah 7/10

A decent outing from the Dutch international. Played out of position and not played in over a year, but put in a good performance.

Scott Mctominay 6/10

Didn’t deputize well in Nemanja Matic’s absence and will need to improve significantly if he wants to nail a spot in United’s starting XI.

Paul Pogba 7/10

A decent performance from the Frenchman in midfield. Passed well and showed some good touches in tight areas.

Bruno Fernandes 7/10

Assisted the opening goal but misplaced a lot of passes trying to create chances and was unlucky not to score, denied by the width of the post. Still yet to lose a Premier League match.

Mason Greenwood 6.5/10

An uneventful outing for the exciting youngster. Seemed off the pace and might have been better off rested after the injury scare.

Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Manchester United
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 16: Anthony Martial celebrates with Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE EVENING STANDARD

Marcus Rashford 9/10

A clinical performance from the newly named Dr. Rashford. His patient finish on the stroke of halftime gave United the lead and he set up Anthony Martial to wrap up the points.

Anthony Martial 8/10

Another fruitful outing from the Frenchman. His work rate was excellent and he scored a goal with a difficult but impressive finish to secure the points after Rashford played him in. The two of them seem to drive each other at the moment. When one scores, the other tends to follow suit.

Subs

Jesse Lingard 6.5/10 – Looked bright when he came on.

Nemanja Matic 7/10 – Immediately settled the team down and United looked more assured with him on the pitch.

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