Player Ratings

Player ratings: Manchester United 3 Sheffield United 0

Many will argue that today’s 3-0 victory over Sheffield United was the most comprehensive and deserved Premier League win under Solskjær.

Manchester United looked like the better team from the get-go and the Sheffield United which caused Solskjær so many issues in November were swept aside with ease.

Three goals from Martial ensured United’s first victory after the coronavirus lockdown but it could’ve been many more.

David de Gea: 6
Completely unbothered throughout the game and only had one save to make in the second half.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 9
Flawless performance from the ever improving full-back. His third assist of the season ensured United went into the break two goals up.

Victor Lindelöf: 8
A very strong performance from Lindelöf who was a possible doubt after picking up a knock on his calf against Tottenham. Looked comfortable.

Harry Maguire: 8
Seemed like he won every header and was very calm on the ball. Good outing from the skipper.

Luke Shaw: 8
A bit of a shaky start but ended the game with good credentials. Put in Ighalo towards the end with a great ball.

Nemanja Matic: 9
An always calming presence on the pitch and didn’t put a foot wrong in his first full game since the restart.

Paul Pogba: 9
What a difference Pogba has made in the short time he’s been on the pitch for United. His first start since September was left no one disappointed as he played a part in most of United’s attacking prowess. This game has showed United fans that there is a lot more to come.

Mason Greenwood: 7
Probably United’s weakest player in the first half but his switch to a more central role after the break meant that he could influence the game much more. A positive performance.

Bruno Fernandes: 8
Once again, he seems like the player that makes everything tick for United. Passes are made to look easy with his intricate style and his ability to bring other players into an attacking sequence is something United have missed for too long.

Marcus Rashford: 8
He’ll be wondering how he didn’t score at least one goal in the first half after two brilliant chances but ultimately it was a good performance from Rashford. Two assists either side of half-time will help him in his quest to regain his goalscoring form.

Anthony Martial: 10
A first career hat-trick for Martial and United’s first since 2013 won all three points for United and also meant that the Frenchman drew level with Rashford as United’s joint-top goalscorer in the league.

He nearly forgot the matchball at the end but his impact won’t be forgotten quickly and Solskjær will be hoping that he keeps this up for the rest of the season as they hunt a Champions League spot.

Subs: Juan Mata, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Daniel James, Odion Ighalo
Only brought on with ten minutes to play and had little time to have any effect on a game which United had already put to bed.

Sergio Romero
Brandon Williams
Eric Bailly

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