Player Ratings: Norwich City vs Manchester United

Ralf Rangnick‘s second game in charge of Manchester United saw the Red Devils travel to Carrow Road and pick up a 1-0 win. The game’s only goal came from a 75th minute penalty which was slotted home by Cristiano Ronaldo after he was fouled inside the box by Max Aarons.

This game saw United not only pick up a clean sheet but also three points as they continued their quest for top four.

Goalkeeper

David de Gea – 8/10

David de Gea has certainly regained his season. His performances have been nothing short of top notch and he has quite-literally single-handedly saved United from dropping more points. He made quite a few excellent saves this game and is definitely a contender for a Man of the Match award to his name.

Defenders

Diogo Dalot – 6.5/10

Dalot was fairly decent today. His performance was pretty average but he didn’t put a foot wrong tonight and was decent when it came to his defensive and offensive outputs. He made quite a few blocks inside United’s box and also made a good few interceptions.

Victor Lindelof – 6.5/10

Norwich were proving to be a pretty difficult task for Lindelof tonight. He was constantly kept on his feet by the Canaries’ front three and was asked to do a lot as Maguire ventured ahead to provide United with an extra man up front. He was a bit sloppy at times but all-in-all, he was fairly decent.

Harry Maguire – 6/10

Harry Maguire’s performance was actually quite a bit similar to Victor Lindelof’s tonight. He was excellent aerially but a few sloppy passes and being dribbled past twice prove to be the differential factors in their ratings.

Alex Telles – 6/10

Telles was also pretty average tonight. He was way better when attacking in comparison to his defensive awareness but had little impact on the game.

Midfielders

Fred – 7.5/10

Fred was once again pretty solid. From what we have seen, Rangnick has seemed to have had a pretty good and influential impact on Fred’s game since his arrival and that has seen Fred contributing well both offensively and defensively.

Scott McTominay – 8/10

The Scot was by far the best United player on the pitch alongside de Gea tonight. He executed everything he was asked to do perfectly be it making short and/or long passes, making ball recoveries, making runs etc. This was arguably his best performance this season.

Jadon Sancho – 6.5/10

This game saw nothing special from Jadon Sancho but he was actually pretty good. He created 2 chances and was also pretty good when linking up with the likes of Rashford, Fred, McTominay, Telles etc.

Bruno Fernandes – 5.5/10

It was quite an unsatisfactory performance from Bruno tonight. Apart from the Arsenal game, his form has seen quite a dip recently and one can only hope this doesn’t continue for long.

Bruno’s passing and linkup tonight was completely different from what we’ve seen from him over the course of his Manchester United career. His chance creation was also a bit out-of-tune and he took most of his decisions a bit hastily.

Forwards

Cristiano Ronaldo – 6.5/10

It was not the kind of performance tonight that one would generally expect from him. Ronaldo did manage to score a penalty that he had won in the 75th minute. However, he also missed a sitter from 7 yards that would’ve increased United’s lead late in the second half and also made decisions poorly.

He also lost the ball in quite a few key areas and it was definitely not something that you see from him everyday.

Marcus Rashford – 5.5/10

This was arguably one of the worst performances put out by Rashford since making his senior debut for the Red Devils back in 2016. Rashford’s game tonight was pretty much as bad as Bruno’s and he only made a few decisions that could be counted as something close to the right ones.

Substitutes

Mason Greenwood – 6/10

It was a bang average game for Mason and he didn’t do anything in the game that would affect his rating in a positive or negative way.

Eric Bailly – 6/10

It was a typical Eric Bailly performance tonight even though he just came on for the final 16 minutes. Bailly did make an error late in the second half which led to a Norwich chance but immediately rectified it after blocking a late Billy Gilmour effort deep inside United’s box.

Donny Van de Beek – N/A

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