Player Ratings: Newcastle United 1 Manchester United 0

An abysmal night in the North East leaves United two points off the relegation zone but how….

10 October 2019

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An abysmal night in the North East leaves United two points off the relegation zone but how did each player fare?

David De Gea: Arguably should have done better for the goal, apart from that didn’t have much to do. – 5

Diogo Dalot: Did rather well at dealing with Saint-Maximin early on but never really looked comfortable in attack unlike last season. Disappointing to see him leave the pitch with another injury on the hour mark. – 5

Axel Tuanzebe: Comfortably United’s best player. In the space of a week he’s played LB, RB and CB and looked solid in each position. He’s surely now cemented his place as United’s second choice centre back. – 7.5

Harry Maguire: Mixed night for Harry. Should have scored a sitter on the stroke of half time and should have done better for Longstaff’s goal but other than that he looked comfortable again and could form a great partnership with Tuanzebe. – 6

Ashley Young: You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t groan when they see Young’s name in the starting 11 these days. Didn’t offer much going forward at all but didn’t look too awful in defence. Brandon Williams should be ahead of him in the pecking order. –
4.5

Fred: What did we see in Fred to make us spend £52million? Arguably United’s worst player in the North East. Sloppy in possession, didn’t pass forward and very rarely made a tackle. Outplayed by a 19-year-old making his Premier League debut. Disappointing. – 2

Scott McTominay: Alongside Tuanzebe, McTominay was United’s best player. Looked to drive forward every time he got the ball and looks more like a future United captain every game. – 6.5

Andreas Pereira: Registered United’s first shot on target with a tame effort at Dubravka but that was it. Should not be playing on the right wing. Not even really sure where his best position is these days. A chance to impress not taken. – 3

Juan Mata: Overpowered by Newcastle and seemed anonymous for most of the game due to his teammates not providing him any service. Angel Gomes will be wondering why he isn’t starting ahead of him. – 3

Daniel James: Tried his best to get involved but never really hit top gear. Yedlin kept him quiet for the most part. – 4

Marcus Rashford: Right from kick off, something looked wrong. Seemed completely off the pace and looked scared of the ball. Absolutely devoid of confidence. Could do with some time out of the starting 11. – 2

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Marcos Rojo: Replaced the injured Dalot. Nowhere to be seen for the goal. At least he didn’t get sent off as most United fans might have presumed. – 4

Mason Greenwood: Came on in the 65th minute but should have started. Made little impact in the time he had. – 4

Tahith Chong: Didn’t have enough time to do anything. – N/A

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