Manchester United secured a win against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Wednesday night thanks to an impressive brace from Scott McTominay.
The Red Devils bounced back from the weekend’s 1-0 loss against Newcastle United with a good display against a wasteful Chelsea side, who another night could have secured the win if they were more clinical at Old Trafford.
United were really good in comparison to the loss at the weekend. The resilience, performance and result was a reaction to that uninspiring display. McTominay’s double secured the win despite Cole Palmer’s equaliser before the halftime break.
Here are the player ratings from the game:
André Onana (6/10):
The Cameroonian did well to put his body on the line to stop Jackson from scoring after a break involving Raheem Sterling. He did not have much more to do after that in the game.
Diogo Dalot (5/10):
Started the game brightly as United’s attack was mainly initiated from the right side on the opening 20 or so minutes. He was caught out a few times but provided an attacking threat despite having no end product. Survived a lucky scare when he lost the header against Broja that hit the post late on.
Harry Maguire (7/10):
The England international had another good display overall and played a pivotal part in McTominay’s goal as he brought the ball forward with him into the opposition’s box. His lack of pace was not keeping up with Chelsea’s counter attacks, however. This often left him short.
Victor Lindelöf (4/10):
Similarly like Maguire, his lack of pace was a concern against Chelsea’s counter in the first half. He was at fault for not closing down Cole Palmer for the goal, instead just ball watching. Subbed off at halftime for Reguilon.
Luke Shaw (6/10):
A other good performance after his comeback. Moved into centre back once Reguilon came on and did not look unnatural as is his norm. Closed out the game with a high level of stability to the backline.
Sofyan Amrabat (6/10):
Started off a bit slow off the ground and formed the part of the defensive triangle that was getting caught out with Chelsea’s pace in the first half. Grew stronger into the game and probably ended up being his best performance in a United shirt thus far.
Scott McTominay (8/10):
Hero of the night thanks to his double. Took the first goal on really well and the second was probably even better. He should have had a hat-trick when he missed an easy header and rebound straight at Sanchez when United were 1-0 up. His midfield contribution is still questionable at best.
The Brazilian had one of his better games for United. He had three good chances in the opening 15 minutes but could not convert. A bit of showboating helped him nutmeg Thiago Silva and was a nuisance for most of the night. Confidence is growing for the winger.
Bruno Fernandes (6/10):
His first half penalty was very poorly taken but provided a commanding presence for the team tonight.
Alejandro Garnacho (7/10):
He had a solid display tonight and capped his performance off with a 69ty minute assist for the winner.
Rasmus Højlund (5/10):
The most frustrating part of his Premier League goal drought is that he is getting in all the right positions and his general play is good. Provided the team with some good energy but should have done better on the rebound after Bruno’s penalty miss.
Sergio Reguilon (7/10):
Here is another player that had one of his better performances in a United shirt so far. Did really well after coming on at halftime, capped off by an excellent tackle on Cole Palmer.
Marcus Rashford & Jonny Evans (N/A):