Hardworking Rashford, poor McTominay – The best and the worst-rated Manchester United stars vs Southampton


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Manchester United player ratings vs Southampton

Manchester United played out a disappointing 2-2 draw against Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

Southampton took the lead just 13 minutes into the game through Stuart Armstrong before Cedric Soares lit up the scenes with a wonderful free-kick to find the top corner of De Gea’s net.

Jose Mourinho’s men tried to claw their way back into the game and they found a response soon after as Romelu Lukaku latched on to Marcus Rashford’s pass to give the visitor’s some hope.

Rashford was at the top of his game and once again drove his way past the defenders to set up Ander Herrera for the equaliser in the 39th-minute with an accurate cut-back into the box.

Both the teams pushed for a winner in the second half but neither of them showed that quality in front of goal to claim all three points.

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Manchester United player ratings

1. David De Gea (6/10)

Hardly at fault for either of the goals; didn’t have much to do after that.

2. Ashley Young (5/10)

Showed purpose, worked hard and drove forward with pace but was very wasteful with his crosses into the box.

3. Phil Jones (6.5/10)

The Englishman put in another solid shift at the back and used his strength to good effect to keep the opposition at bay as Southampton tried to hit on the counter.

4. Scott McTominay (4/10)

Another poor display from the youngster in the heart of the defence. Showed once again that he is a liability at the back and perhaps Mourinho should try him in central midfield.

5. Luke Shaw (6/10)

He was pretty decent all game; solid at the back but did not do enough going forward.

6. Nemanja Matic (4/10)

Statuesque. He looked way off the pace once again and struggled to keep out the attacks in the midfield. Very slow with his reactions and poor with his positioning as he found himself too deep at times.

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7. Marouane Fellaini (4.5/10)

Struggled in an attacking role in the Champions League and didn’t do much in a deeper role against Southampton either. Looked clumsy and failed to cut out the attacks.

8. Paul Pogba (4/10)

Had little impact on the game. Anonymous for large quarters and gave the ball away way too easily.

9. Ander Herrera (6.5/10)

Played a few passes but wasn’t really involved in the game. Turned a disappointing night on its head by scoring the equaliser, showing good awareness to time his run to perfection.

10. Marcus Rashford (8/10)

Deserves all the credit for creating those two goals. Used his pace to good effect and combined his awareness with his skills to wreak havoc in the opposition’s half.

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11. Romelu Lukaku (6.5/10)

Had a decent game and should be relieved after ending a two-month-long goal drought for the Red Devils.

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Jesse Lingard (5/10)

Showed some purpose but never really threatened.

Diogo Dalot (5/10)

Made his EPL debut.

Anthony Martial (5/10)

Struggled to get into the game and disappointing once again.

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