Norwich v Man Utd player ratings

Manchester United gave a great performance in the match against Norwich and I rated all the players that played an integral part in the match.

Marcus Rashford 9/10: The England striker was very mobile and was dangerous with his runs down the left-flank, and gave the Norwich defense difficulties in dealing with his pace. Although he missed a penalty, he ran at the homeside’s defense every opportunity he had. Rashford linked up well with Anthony Martial. He scored a well-taken goal and showed poise in front of goal.

Anthony Martial 9/10: The Frenchman’s passing and movement was very good just like his partner Rashford. He missed a penalty also, but scored a beautiful goal that was the gem of the three goals. He was engaged and focused in the game. Usually he drifts in and out of games and goes missing for long periods, but he looked more lively and showed more assertiveness in putting pressure on the opposing defenders. He also provided the assist to Martial for United’s third goal.

Scott McTominay 9/10: Scott McTominay was the Man of the Match for me because he was involved directly or indirectly in the build-up in attacks or our counter-attacks. He was intercepting balls and tackling hard to win balls or win them back. He was running box to box at times, and was full of energy. He was our dynamic midfielder in the center of the field.

Daniel James 8/10: The Welsh winger was energetic and was full of running and created problems for Norwich’s defense with his direct running towards the penalty box. He assisted on the second goal when he floated in that long-range cross-field pass from from the right-side of the field to Rashford. It was a peach of a ball that was not only accurate, but the pass had the right flight on the ball and had the ideal pace too. His overall game was excellent.

David De Gea 7/10: He had a good game, but didn’t have to make any saves unless he was required to. He produced a few good saves, however he had a mostly quiet game. The Spaniard had a solid game, but nothing spectacular.

Harry Maguire 8/10: He did a great job in being assertive and his positioning and judgement was mostly good and was a rock defensively. He did basically all the things that a centre-back is supposed to do. He was good in the air also.

Victor Lindelof 8/10: The Swede was solid alongside Maguire and their partnership will only get better with time. He did a good job of closing down opposing players. He was physical with players that came up against him. Lindelof won a few headers in the box.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 8/10: Wan-Bissaka was outstanding again and was aggressive in his tackling and closing down opposing players. He was confident and reliable whenever he was called upon to take care of business. He was a constant nuisance to players that approached him every time.

Ashley Young 7/10 : Everyone played well and that included Young who did little wrong. There were a few times where an attacking player gave him problems with their pace of went past him a few times. But he was solid overall and was always involved in the game and he cleared the ball at times. He did a some tackling too.

Andreas Pereira 8/10 : Did a fine job to help build and advance our attacks and counter-attacks. He was quick to get the ball to his teammates and joined the attacks. He did a lot of running and showed enthusiasm and was energetic. He had a strong work ethic just like he exhibited in the Liverpool game.

Fred 8/10 : The Brazilian was mobile and his passing and movement on and off the ball was superb and wasn’t afraid to run at Norwich’s defence. He also linked up well with his fellow players. He showed that he can play at this level.

Jesse Lingard N/R : He took one shot that sailed over the bar after coming on for Daniel James. He looked okay in his general play. Didn’t play enough minutes for me to give him a rating.

Mason Greenwood 6/10 : He replaced Anthony Martial in the 75 minute. He looked lively and forced a good low save from keeper Tim Krul. He was quick in passing the ball forward whenever he had it.

James Garner N/R : Garner looked quite solid and didn’t really make any mistakes. He looked pretty good replacing Andreas Pereira.

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