Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-2 Norwich City

Manchester United hosted Norwich City at Old Trafford after failing to win any of their last three games in all competitions. The last time United played was an abysmal 1-0 loss against Everton at the Goodison last weekend.

However, they did manage to make amends after picking up a well-fought 3-2 win against the Canaries in a must-win game that helps keep the Red Devils’ top four hopes alive.

Goalkeeper

David De Gea – 7/10

Was way more aggressive off the line, making crucial saves including one from Rashica.

Defenders

Diogo Dalot – 6/10

Made a few important interceptions and tackles at the back but was at fault for the first goal. Was ineffective going forward.

Harry Maguire – 6/10

Allowed a few runs inside of Pukki and Rashica. However, he was pretty much apart from that.

Victor Lindelof – 5/10

Was dragged out of his position quite a few times and felt pretty helpless at the back.

Alex Telles – 6/10

Was very effective from the corners, assisiting United’s second. However, could’ve done better at the back and allowed the Norwich attack to get into dangerous positions.

Midfielders

Paul Pogba – 5/10

Not a good option as a defensive midfielder and it showed in his performance tonight. Was dragged out of his positions quite a few times and lost possession in crucial areas.

Bruno Fernandes – 5/10

Very similarly to Pogba, he was also not played in his best position today. Was very sloppy and gave away possession in serious areas of the pitch.

Jesse Lingard – 6/10

Worked very hard upfront. Tried to be the perfect Rangnick-esque player. He didn’t do much wrong, but many things also didn’t seem to go his way.

Forwards

Anthony Elanga – 7/10

Had a good work rate defensively and also pressed well to gain back possession for assisting United’s first goal of the game.

Jadon Sancho – 6/10

Was able to trouble the Norwich defence quite a few times but struggled to make a major impact going forward.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 10/10

Was by far one of his best games (arguably the best) in his second stint as a United player. Scored a perfect hattrick consisting of a well-worked tap-in, a bullet header and a thunderous free kick. Was without a doubt, the best player on the pitch today.

Substitutes

Nemanja Matic – 6/10

Provided the needed defensively stability that United needed to get over the line.

Marcus Rashford – 5/10

Did not provide anything major to the game and hence gets a base rating of 5.

Juan Mata – 6/10

Was very energetic throughout the 16 minutes he played. Fought back well to gain back the possession, created a chance for himself and helped United keep the possession for the final few minutes.

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