Manchester United player ratings from 2-1 win against Luton Town

Luton Town v Manchester United - Premier League
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Manchester United made it 4 Premier League wins on the bounce after a nervy but entertaining 2-1 win against Luton Town.

Rasmus Højlund grabbed a quick fire double in the opening few minutes of the game, but a leveller by Carlton Morris encouraged Luton to press on for much of the game to no avail.

Ten Hag’s side are still in 6th place, but edge closer to fifth place as they are now just 3 points behind Spurs for a place that is likely to be enough to secure a Champions League spot at the end of the season.

Here are the player ratings for Manchester United:

André Onana (6/10):

Ball distribution remains one of his best assets (he passed well to Dalot for a chance on goal), but shot stopping or positioning certainly is not at the moment. He should have commanded the situation better for the goal and was left looking like a caricature on a freeze frame when United conceded the goal.

Diogo Dalot (7/10):

Dalot has been on a purple patch as of 2024, and he delivered another good performance. Should have done better on the pass from Onana that saw him through on goal but it was a fantastic cross-switch to make the run in the first place.

Raphael Varane (7/10):

Despite a clownish performance from his starting counterpart, the Frenchman did well to stay cool and composed throughout this game, which was made easier when Evans was next to him in the second half.

Harry Maguire (4/10):

The former captain struggled in this game. Sent a sloppy free kick deep inside United’s half straight to a Luton player and was lucky to not be punished for it. Cautioned in the first 45, which ended up being his only 45 minutes in this game as he was taken off at half-time. Easily costing his side at least one mistake a game currently.

Luke Shaw (5/10):

It’s sounding like a broken record, but there is not much use in a big role for a player who is so good yet so unavailable as Shaw is. Injured once again and came off before he could finish the first half.

Casemiro (4/10):

Very lucky to not have been double cautioned in the first half. The erratic nature of this could have cost United big if he was sent off, given how tight the score line was. Struggled during the time he was on the pitch for.

Kobbie Mainoo (7/10):

When the chips are down or the tides are turning, Mainoo is always there. He is consistently managing performances that make him look like the most experienced player on the pitch despite in reality, being the rookie of the side. It was another fantastic performance from the young man.

Marcus Rashford (5/10):

Garnacho can be forgiven, but a senior player like Rashford should be held accountable for the inconsistent performance he puts in. It was a very sub-par performance in the second half from the England international. In a game after the quick-fire double where blistering pace could have devastated Luton, he was not as effective as a player of his talent should be.

Bruno Fernandes (4/10):

It was quite frankly an awful performance from the captain. The Portuguese offered little to nothing in the line of penetrating the Luton defence, was poor on the ball and delivered poor game management by giving the ball away in the closing stages of the game.

Alejandro Garnacho (4/10):

One of the main problems with Garnacho at the moment is the inconsistency that is coming with his gametime. One week he is scoring a brace, and the next he is putting on a stinker like this performance. There was a lot of indecisiveness going on, especially in the second half where he rounded the keeper off and should have tucked it away. Instead, he twisted and turned to no effect.

Rasmus Højlund (8/10):

Two excellent goals was enough to ultimately kill Luton Town off in the end. The first, albeit a gift from the defender was taken on and rounded the keeper well - something every other United player failed to do given the chance. He’s on a roll and is a different Højlund when playing with confidence. Man of the Match.


Jonny Evans (7/10):

A performance like this just makes you think why Louis Van Gaal ever let Evans go. It was a class performance by Evans, who came on for Maguire at half-time and led the line alongside Varane well.

Scott McTominay (6/10):

Very much unlike his heroics the last few times from the bench, the Scotsman couldn’t affect the game much in his half of football. However, he did not need to as a step up from Casemiro’s performance was enough to see the game through with 3 points.

Victor Lindelöf (6/10):

A performance that was not anywhere near as disastrous as the one against Aston Villa.

Sofyan Amrabat: N/A