Man Utd 3-0 Sheffield Utd: Ighalo’s First Touch Spoils His Player Rating

Anthony Martial‘s hat-trick saw Manchester United win Sheffield United by 3-0 on Wednesday.

David De Gea – 6, Waited till the 83rd minute for his first shot to save. He managed it comfortably. Roy Keane will be pleased. EPA

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 8, A constant threat on the hosts’ right flank, and his cross set up the second goal

Harry Maguire – 7, Denied a goal against his hometown club for shoving at a corner. He was otherwise untested

Victor Lindelof – 7, Untroubled, but vigilant enough to head away a Blades attack in injury time with the game already well won.

Luke Shaw – 5, Booked and gave away a soft corner, as he made hard work of what was otherwise a stroll in the park for his team.

Nemanja Matic – 8, Restored to the starting XI, he was an assiduous water carrier for Fernandes and Pogba. Just what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have wanted

Paul Pogba – 7, Generally played the supporting role in his midfield double act with Fernandes, but did produce one delicious solo run..

Mason Greenwood – 7, Enjoyed his license to roam inside, and linked up with Wan-Bissaka well.

Bruno Fernandes – 8, They will face tougher tests than this, but his partnership with Pogba flourished.

Marcus Rashford – 8, A crisp assist and two glaring misses within the first 20 minutes, then another assist later on.
Dovetailed magnificently with Martial.EPA

Anthony Martial – 9, A first career hat-trick comprised two smart finishes to right wing crosses early on, then a deft finish in the second.

Andreas Pereira – NA, Like the other four players who came on with him in the 80th minute for the home side, chances to excel were minimal.

Scott McTominay – NA, Celebrated a new five-year contract by being among a five-player substitution by Solskjaer.

Daniel James – NA, Made way from the starting XI against Tottenham, but got 10 minutes to have a run at the end.

Odion Ighalo – NA, Only given 10 minutes to impress. Should have got himself an assist late in the second-half but his first touch robbed him of that feat.

Juan Mata – NA, Known to be charitable with his money, so he might be minded to give away all his appearance fee for his 10 minutes here.
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