Man Utd player ratings vs Young Boys: Anthony Martial poor but David de Gea superb – Manchester Evening News

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David de Gea

Pretty much a spectator in the first-half but then defied belief again with a magnificent save to foil Kevin Mbabu. 8

Antonio Valencia

An assured return in his first appearance for nearly two months. Did not do enough in the final third to offset Jesse Lingard’s infield running. 5

Chris Smalling

Produced two forward passes that drew applause from Phil Jones. A secure performance against admittedly tame opposition. 7

Phil Jones

Made his presence known with some committed challenges in what was his first outing in two months. 7

Luke Shaw

Energetic enough but never got going with Anthony Martial down the left and might not be put on any more corners. 6

Nemanja Matic

Improved – how could he not after Palace? Got booked and at times was far too slow on the ball to instigate United attacks. 5

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Marouane Fellaini

Cumbersome and clumsy. Flagged offside so often he could have been Filippo Inzaghi in disguise and did not supplement the attack well. Then salvaged his night. 7

Fred

Initially improved the midfield and the attack with his urgency and one or two-touch football. Faded as anxiety crept in. 5

Jesse Lingard

Reiterated that he should be used in a central role. His movement and telepathy with Marcus Rashford threatened regularly. Substituted. 5

Anthony Martial

Looked curiously out of sorts since the international break. Made some puerile decisions in the final third and was too predictable. 3

Marcus Rashford

His movement was an upgrade on Romelu Lukaku and he was urgent. But his decision-making was awry and he just is not clinical enough. 5

Subs

Romelu Lukaku

Assisted Fellaini. 7

Paul Pogba

Long ball led to goal. 6

Juan Mata

Steady. 5

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