Manchester United vs Leicester City Player Ratings

Manchester United vs Leicester City Player Ratings
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Well, it wasn't the prettiest of wins but three points on the table and a home victory for Manchester United as they beat Leicester City 2-1 on Friday night. An early penalty from the skipper, Paul Pogba and a late goal from Luke Shaw seemed to seal the game before Jamie Vardy's odd goal halved the deficit for a nervy few minutes at Old Trafford. It was an even game as although Leicester had the ball a lot more than United, they did not really threaten De Gea's net apart from a few guilt-edged misses and a great save to deny Maddison. A win to build from and hopefully a team built around Paul Pogba who looks the buisness and could be the man who leads United to no.21. 

DAVID DE GEA 7.5/10
A brilliant save to deny James Maddison and was calm and composed for the majority of the game. A few scares towards the end and not much he could have done about the goal. Back to his best following the Spanish nightmare in Russia and hopefully aiming for his second league title. 

MATTEO DARMIAN 6.5/10
A poor first half in which he was overrun by Chilwell and Demarai Gray but was solid in the second half and made up for the first half and came into the game more as an attacking fullback when needed. 

ERIC BAILLY 7.5/10
Solid and composed for the majority of the game. He needs to stay fit for a whole season as he is the best defender at the club and is vital for a title challenge. 

VICTOR LINDELOF 8/10
While United didn't get the centre-back they wanted, Lindelof looked sharp, pacy and strong in the tackle and does look like he could play the whole season alongside Bailly. 

LUKE SHAW 9/10
Defensively solid bar one mistake and offered width with pace and strength. He earned his first ever senior goal and will aim to be England's no.1 left back for this generation with Rose's inconsistencies and Young unlikely to feature at another tournament being 33 years of age. Hopefully all the fitness issues are behind him and this could be his season to shine. 

ANDREAS PEREIRA 7.5/10
Controlled the game as a deep midfielder and in Matic's abscence, he impressed. Could be a pivotal part of United's midfield three. 

FRED 7.5/10
A good performance overall. Some very good passing and crucial energy in the heart of the midfield. 
Not sure why he was booked but it was an unfortunate way to mark a debut that the fans enjoyed. 

PAUL POGBA 8/10
Despite only training since Monday, he's been very impressive and a true captain's performance. 

JUAN MATA 6.5/10
Did not track back well and allowed Chilwell to race forward at any opportunity but a glorious cross for Luke Shaw's goal but will hope to improve on last season's tally of three goals. 

ALEXIS SANCHEZ 6/10
Earned the penalty but was stifled at times and his passing was inconsistent. Hopefully he is sharper in the second game and gets off the mark early.

MARCUS RASHFORD 6.5/10
He was also stifled but has a lot to offer with his pace and trickery. 

SUBS
SCOTT MCTOMINAY 7/10
Composed and crisp in his passing and a good squad player. Unlikely to start many games but is a useful player to have when a midfielder is on a yellow card. 

ROMELU LUKAKU 6/10
Ought to have scored the chance that was gifted to him but a big save denied Lukaku his opportunity. He should score in the next game and will be a contender for the Golden Boot this season.

MAROUANE FELLAINI (n/a)
Solid but did nothing of note.

MAN OF THE MATCH: LUKE SHAW
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