Mkhitaryan Stars, Reds Maintain 100% Record — Man United 2-0 Leicester City: Ratings

Manchester United clinched their third successive win of the Premier League campaign after they brushed aside Leicester City by a 2-0 scoreline. Goals from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini in the second period assured the win whilst preserving United’s 100 percent record. Not to forget, that’s three clean sheets to start the season. Here are our ratings for the game:

David de Gea  – The Spaniard was largely a spectator during the game as United maintained the pressure in the Leicester half – 6.5

Antonio Valencia – The skipper kept Mark Albrighton at bay. Showed more purpose surging forward, but may have to improve on his crosses – 6.5

Eric Bailly  – Another solid performance at the back. Did not give Jamie Vardy the space to manoeuvre forward which ultimately saw the striker subbed – 7.5

Phil Jones  – Had to put some extra yards in due to Daley Blind’s evident struggles against Mahrez. Another top performance alongside Bailly – 7

Daley Blind – Probably the only weak link in the lineup. Provided nothing in the attack sense and was often pegged back by Mahrez. Luke Shaw’s return could bring an improvement in the position – 5

Paul Pogba  – Tried to run the game with his forward play, but lacked the accuracy from his long-range efforts – 7

Nemanja Matic  – The Serbian put in another commanding performance at the heart of the midfield. Controlled the game in his usual fashion whilst reducing the influence of Wilfried Ndidi – 7.5

Juan Mata  – Another calm, and collective performance on the right side of the attack. The Spaniard was substituted in the second period for Marcus Rashford – 6.5

Anthony Martial  – The Frenchman proved troublesome for Danny Simpson for large periods of the game. Earned a penalty for his efforts which Lukaku could not convert – 7

Henrikh Mkhitaryan  – Provided another valuable assist from a corner. The Armenian has now bagged five assists from three outings, which is a new league record – 7.5

Romelu Lukaku  – Failed to score for the first time in a United shirt. Battled hard against the Foxes backline, but made a poor effort on the penalty – 6


Marcus Rashford – Turned the game in just under five minutes on the pitch. Provided the opening goal from a corner which pretty much sealed the victory – 7.5

Jesse Lingard – Similarly to Rashford, Lingard injected the additional pace on the left wing and provided the assist for United’s second goal – 6.5

Marouane Fellaini  – The Belgium international has turned out to be a huge influence from the bench. Put the game beyond doubt with the second goal which resulted from the ball hitting his body – 7

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