Manchester United go back to winning ways following Sunday’s derby defeat with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Here are how the players rated.
David de Gea – 8
Made more saves than he probably needed to, but saved everything to keep his 10th clean sheet.
Antonio Valencia – 6
Solid at the back, and offered some attacking threat, but overall, quiet
Chris Smalling – 7
Another good game from the England international. Dominant in the air.
Phil Jones – 8
Excellent on his return to the first team. Always looks a bit clumsy but put his body on the line once again to keep Bournemouth at bay.
Luke Shaw – 8
Looked a bit timid at first but got his confidence back with some excellent forward runs and crosses into the box. A final chance for redemption perhaps? Tired towards the end and was replaced by Ashley Young.
Juan Mata – 7
Good on the ball, and played in an excellent cross for Lukaku to open the scoring.
Scott McTominay – 7
A surprise selection but the youngster did well, especially in the second half, and certainly did himself no harm and could be in contention against West Brom on Sunday.
Nemanja Matic – 7
Doing what he does best, broke up play well and moved the ball in. It’s easy when you know how.
Anthony Martial – 6
A relatively quiet game for the Frenchman. Worked well but not much that he tried came off, especially they close range effort which he inexplicably blazed over
Jesse Lingard – 6
Full of energy, pressing the Bournemouth midfield and defence at every opportunity, but seemed to lose the ball quite often.
Romelu Lukaku – 6
Scored the only goal of the game with a great header, but just doesn’t seem like the player that started the season.
Rashford 6, Herrera 6, Young N/A
Asmir Begovic – 6
Not a lot to do for the former Chelsea ‘keeper.
Adam Smith – 6
Marshalled Anthony Martial well down the Bournemouth right.
Simon Francis – 7
Solid at the back against a Romelu Lukaku and the energetic Lingard
Nathan Ake – 7
Probably Bournemouth’s best player, but not by great deal. A very solid performance by the former Chelsea man
Charlie Daniels – 7
A good attacking threat for Bournemouth
Junior Stanislas – 5
A quiet game and kept losing the ball. Replaced by Benik Afobe
Harry Arter – 7
Booked for a pretty bad foul in the second half, but was excellent on the ball, completing 93% of his passes.
Dan Gosling – 6
Also booked for a hefty challenge. Was replaced by Lewis Cook late on.
Ryan Fraser – 6
Had a couple of efforts but a relatively quiet game.
Josh King – 6
Disposesed far too often and couldn’t really get the Cherries going against his former side
Callum Wilson – 5
Didn’t get a single shot off, and was replaced by Jermain Defoe
Defoe 7, Afobe 6, Cook N/A