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West Brom 1-2 Man Utd – Player Ratings

Manchester United survived a late West Brom fightback to grab three points at the Hawthorns. Here are how the players rated.

West Bromwich Albion

Ben Foster 6

Nothing he could do about either of the Man Utd goals.

Allan Nyom 6

Got forward on occasions, but did little to affect the game.

Ahmed Hegazi 6

Unlucky to see Lingards effort deflect off the sole of his boot and into the back of his own net.

Jonny Evans 6

Didn’t do much wrong against his former side.

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Kieran Gibbs 5

Still yet to be on the winning side during his West Brom career after 16 appearances.

Jake Livermore 5

Didn’t get close enough to Nemanja Matic who dictated the midfield in the first half. Initially pushed out wide in the second half before going back centrally as the Baggies switched to a 4-4-2.

Claudio Yacob 5

Didn’t do a lot to stop United’s attacks. Replaced at half time by Gareth Barry.

Grzegorz Krychowiak 5

Failed to get forward to support the front men and eventually replaced by Chris Brunt.

Oliver Burke 5

Given a rare chance to impress and did ok, but didn’t see a great deal of the ball in the first period. Played up front in the second half before being replaced by Jay Rodriguez.

Solomon Rondon 6

Held the ball up well on occasions, but didn’t have the support or service in behind him.

James McClean 5

Aggressive in the challenge, and plenty of energy, but not enough quality to beat Antonio Valencia down the West Brom left flank.

Subs

Barry 6, Rodriguez 5, Brunt N/A

 

Manchester United

David de Gea 6

Not a lot to do overall and nothing he could do about Barry’s goal. Flapped at a late corner to give United a scare.

Antonio Valencia 6

Solid performance both offensively and defensively. Replaced just after the hour after pulling his hamstring.

Chris Smalling 7

Strong and composed at the back against Rondon.

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Phil Jones 7

A relatively comfortable afternoon until West Brom’s late rally when the England international threw his body in front of everything.

 

 

Ashley Young 7

Always an attacking threat down the left, then switched to the right to cover for the injured Valencia. Could have given away a penalty for a block on McClean.

Ander Herrera 5

Some sloppy passing from the Spaniard at times and didn’t do much to justify his inclusion. Paul Pogba likely to replace him next weekend against Leicester.

Nemanja Matic 8

Calm and composed on the ball and in the tackle. Made United tick in midfield in Pogba’s absence, particularly in the first half.

Juan Mata 7

Influence grew throughout the game, drifting from the right flank behind Lukaku to link up play nicely.

Jesse Lingard 8

Excellent pace and movement in behind Lukaku which caused WBA all kinds of problems, rewarded with a deflected goal. Replaced by McTominay to provide more stability in midfield following a late West Brom rally.

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Marcus Rashford 6

Great whipped cross into Lukaku for the opening goal. Booked for an off the ball incident with Hegazi before being replaced by Martial.

Romelu Lukaku 7

Fine header to open the scoring in an overall decent performance from the Belgian.

Subs

Rojo 5, Martial 6, McTominay N/A

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