Matic and Pogba Impress: Manchester United players rated in their win over Leicester City

Manchester United maintained their push for the Champions League places after securing a narrow 1-0 win over Leicester City.

Marcus Rashford’s early goal turned out to be the only difference between the two sides at the end and here are the United players rated in their win over the Foxes.

David de Gea (7/10):  Clear-cut chances came few and far between for Leicester City, despite amassing a series of shots on goal. As a result, the Spaniard had very little to do other than a few routine saves. But he did pull off an extraordinary save to deny Rachid Ghezzal scoring the equalizer from a direct freekick.

Ashley Young (7/10): Deserves a lot of credit for making so much ground on the right-flank while also keeping tabs on Harvey Barnes. Marauded forward whenever he had the opportunity in order to provide additional support in the attack.

Eric Bailly (7/10): The Ivorian was solid enough to help United register a clean sheet against Leicester this afternoon. His commitment is what stood out the most but has to do more to keep Chris Smalling out of the team.

Victor Lindelof (8/10): Coped with the threat of Jamie Vardy really well. Keeps impressing under the new manager.

Luke Shaw (8/10): An excellent performance from the former Southampton star, who made a host of runs into the final third while also helping out in defence. His block to deny James Maddison turned out to be crucial at the end, although he did make one or two rash tackles in the second half.

Nemanja Matic (8/10): Recycled possession and distributed the ball with ease as the Serbian international continues his good form under Solskjaer. The former Chelsea star also produced some delightful forward passes and was a calming influence at the base of United’s 4-3-3.

Ander Herrera (7.5/10): Often dropped deep to link up the play and help out his side in the build-up from the back. His ability to carry the ball allowed him to aid United’s transition play while his excellent intuition helped him make a couple of important interceptions.

Paul Pogba (8/10): A delightful pass to set-up Marcus Rashford for United’s opener. The Frenchman was United’s main creative outlet and continued his good form under Ole. However, a few sloppy misplaced passes took a bit of sheen off another dominating display.

Alexis Sanchez (5.5/10): Struggled to cause any harm to the Leicester backline and looked quite uncomfortable with the ball at his feet. Schooled by Ricardo Pereira for the most part of the game before making way for Anthony Martial in the second half.

Marcus Rashford (7.5/10): An excellent finish to score the opener inside ten minutes but missed a couple of glaring opportunities before that. His explosive pace caused a host of problems for the Leicester defence, especially in the first half.

Jesse Lingard (6.5/10): Much like Sanchez, Lingard struggled to make any notable impact on proceedings. However, his dynamic movement made him much more of a threat to the Leicester defence compared to the Chilean.


Anthony Martial (7/10): Replaced Sanchez in the 67th minute and played his part in probing the opposition. Nothing to write home about, though.

Romelu Lukaku (NA): Came on for Rashford with just 12 minutes left on the clock. Very little time to make any difference.

Phil Jones (NA): A last-minute substitute for Lingard.

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