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Player Ratings: Manchester United vs AC Milan

Manchester United took on the Italian giants in the final game of the International Champions Cup.

Solskjaer named a strong starting eleven walk the talk in the clubs final pre-season game before gearing up to face Frank Lampard’s Chelsea next Sunday. Paul Pogba was a clear absentee after he suffered a back spasm in the final preparations.

The points were shared in Cardiff and the teams could only be separated through a penalty shootout where Solskjaer’s men were victorious.

David de Gea – 6
Risky pass for Milans first-half equalizer. Saved the decisive penalty.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6.5
Another good defensive performance from Wan-Bissaka. Subbed after 64 minutes.

Victor Lindelöf – 6
Injury scare early in the first half but looked to be fine. Indifferent performance from the Sweden international. Milan’s second goal deflected off the back of Lindelöf.

Marcos Rojo – 4.5
Surprise inclusion, looked sluggish and unfit. Hard to see a role for Rojo in this United team. Subbed after 64 minutes.

Luke Shaw – 6
Fantastic recovery tackle to deny Piatek at the hour mark – the Italian side did however score from the resulting corner. Came close with a volley in the second half.

Nemanja Matic – 5.5
Assisted Rashford’s 14th minute opener but later lost the ball for Suso’s curler. Typically sluggish performance from the Serbian. Subbed after 64 minutes.

Scott McTominay – 6.5
Could McTominay in for a starting role at United this season? With Paul Pogba’s future still uncertain and Ander Herrera leaving a big hole in United midfield he will be hoping to make one of the midfield spots his own. Good performance again from the young midfielder.

Andreas Pereira – 5
Not the best performance from Andreas this evening. Subbed after 64 minutes.

Juan Mata – 5
The kind of performance we’ve become used to see from Juan Mata. Doesn’t add a lot to the team. Subbed after 64 minutes.

Marcus Rashford – 6
Opened the scoring in the first half with a great solo effort. Subbed after 82 minutes.

Anthony Martial – 6
Rather quiet evening for Martial this evening. Started the game as a number nine but interchanged a lot with Marcus Rashford. Assisted Lingard’s equalizer. Subbed after 82 minutes.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Daniel James – 6
Came on to a warm welcome in his native Wales. Put in a good shift. Won a free-kick just outside the penalty area in the final minute of the game. Scored the decisive penalty.

Jesse Lingard – 6.5
Came on for Pereira in the second half and equalized swiftly afterwards with a great left-footed finish. Great solo effort in the final seconds of the game but failed to get any power on the shot. Took his penalty well.

Axel Tuanzebe – 7
Fantastic recovery to deny Piatek a clear goalscoring opportunity. Great cameo.

Ashley Young – 5
On for Wan-Bissaka, a substitution that won’t be very frequent in the Premier League. Scored a great penalty.

Mason Greenwood 82′
Left-footed player but takes penalties with his right. Great composure from the youngster to send Reina the wrong way.

Angel Gomes 82′
Scored a great penalty.

Fred 64′
Quiet evening for the Brazilian.

Sergio Romero
Lee Grant
Tahith Chong
Chris Smalling
Phil Jones

The competitive season kicks off with a big one at Old Trafford next Sunday – if pre-season is anything to go by there is reason to be excited for the United faithful.

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