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Man Utd 1-0 Bournemouth – Player Ratings

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.

Manchester United

David de Gea – 8

Made more saves than he probably needed to, but saved everything to keep his 10th clean sheet.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Subs

Rashford 6, Herrera 6, Young N/A

 

Bournemouth

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

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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.

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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

Subs

Defoe 7, Afobe 6, Cook N/A

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