Player Ranking: Manchester United 3-0 Sheffield United


David De Gea: 7/10

Comfortable game for Spanish. Most of the action was probably yelling at his defenders for allowing a shot from range.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 09/10

Very effective today on both ends. Lockdown defended, and played a great role on the right in attack. Assist for Anthony Martial’s second goal.

Victor Lindelöf: 10/10

Strong performance, and handled situations 1 to 1 very well. He and Maguire worked well dealing with long balls, which bothered them a lot against the Spurs.

Harry Maguire: 7/10

A strong departure from the captain after a costly mistake against the Spurs last Friday. He could have had a goal, but he was called up to push Sheffield United’s defenders a couple of times.

Luke Shaw: 6/10

Stuck out of position a few times, but never led to anything for the Blades. You need to be aware of your man and not drift too far towards the center when the ball is on the other side of the field.

Nemanja Matić: 7/10

It didn’t necessarily make its mark in the game, but it provided a lot of stability in possession for United. I got on well, very involved in the construction game.

Paul Pogba: 8/10

It is not the most influential performance, but a constant and stable presence in the midfield. He had an exciting run beyond some defenders in the second half, but Martial took the shot from him.

Bruno Fernandes: 7.5 / 10

Linked well in attack. It failed a few times, but overall a solid creative display. I still have some issues with decision making, but Pogba’s presence helped ease the pressure on him in the build.

Mason Greenwood: 7/10

I could say that I wanted a real goal, very bad today. He made the wrong decision to shoot when he had help, but I can’t blame him too much for trying. Decent overall.

Marcus Rashford: 8/10

He should have dialed, and was clearly frustrated that he hadn’t, but he still made a good change. Two assists for Marcial and excellent movement in the last third to help open a very good defensive side.

Anthony Martial: 10/10

Martial’s brilliant performance today. Everything smiles after getting a hat-trick, the first United in the Premier League since RVP against Aston Villa who sealed the title in 2013. He had an excellent touch on each of his goals and related very well to the supporting cast. Certainly his best overall performance on a United jersey in some time.


Andreas Pereira: N / A

No impact. It had a rotation, as always.

Odion Ighalo: N / A

I put myself in good positions, but I couldn’t finish a move.

Daniel James: N / A

Not in a long time, there is no real impact.

Juan Mata: N / A

It didn’t have a real impact, but it stretched out its legs in a competitive match after a few months away.

Scott McTominay: N / A

I got a few minutes, will probably feature more over the weekend.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 8/10

Great team setup. Pogba and Bruno are developing a good understanding, and the three forwards had good opportunities. A bit odd they didn’t get more of the match, but no complaints after a 3-0 win over decent opposition. He was supposed to rotate the five-headed attack late, but maybe he could have rotated some players a little earlier with a great game over the weekend.