Manchester United returned to winning ways following a hard-earned win over Leicester City at home leaving fans relieved.
While Manchester United didn’t flatter themselves or covered themselves in glory, the win over Brendan Rodgers’ side was a crucial one for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
The Red Devils hadn’t won a game in the league since the opening day thrashing of Chelsea and needed a result here. And thanks to a Marcus Rashford penalty, Manchester United earned what was a long-awaited win.
However, the game wasn’t a really exciting one given how predictable both sides were and equally struggled in the final third.
David De Gea (7)
The Spaniard is pretty much guaranteed to extend his stay at Manchester United and had the look of a man who was completely focused on the task at hand. There was a great save early on in the game when Maddison tested De Gea but the Spain international stayed composed.
Harry Maguire (7)
The world’s most expensive defender played his first game against his former club and never looked shaky at all. Calming down Jamie Vardy isn’t an easy task but Maguire was a cool and calm operator throughout the 90 minutes. While this wasn’t the greatest performances, it was needed and Manchester United have finally found a centre back who can actually marshal the defense.
Victor Lindelof (6)
The Swede’s struggles continued at Manchester United after he almost gifted Maddison a chance to open the scoring. Thankfully he was bailed out by De Gea. However, the rest of the evening was spent negating potentially dangerous situations.
Ashley Young (6)
While he only started because of an injury to Luke Shaw, Young held his and ensured that there were no moments of horror from his side. Age is definitely catching up to him and Manchester United might need another younger option down the left side of defense.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (6)
Definitelty one of the best tacklers in the game, the young Manchester United full back was solid in defense and never once looked out of place. While his attacking displays do need some work on, with time Wan-Bissaka will become the sort of full-back the club has been needing for several years.
Nemanja Matic (6)
The Serbian’s return to the starting XI added a lot of calm in the midfield and even when they were not in possession, Manchester United stayed in shape.
Andreas Pereira (6.5)
The young Brazilian was in good form out there and distributed the ball well throughout the game.
Scott McTominay (7)
This was a very good display by the young squad who was energetic and full of guile throughout the 90 minutes.
Daniel James (7)
The youngster was in great form once again and showcased the best aspects of a modern winger. Full of energy and intent, the Welshman was a man to watch every time he had the ball.
Juan Mata (6)
Started well but eventually faded away as the game wore on.
Marcus Rashford (6)
The Englishman converted from the spot and could have had another one had the frame of the goal not intervened.