New boys Matic and Lukaku excellent, and other United players rated from the 4-0 victory over West Ham

Here’s how Manchester United players fared in the victory over West Ham

De Gea- 7

Had a relatively quiet game but was forced to make a couple of decent saves in the second half. Did really well to deny Fernandes after the break.

Valencia- 6

Was good going forwards but provided little in defence. Needs to improve his crossing when under pressure.

Bailly- 7

Another great game at the back for the young Ivorian, who now looks the only indispensable defender in the squad.

Jones- 7.5

Excellent performance from the centre-back, who kept Hernandez quiet for most of the match. Needs to perform in the same way more consistently to cement a space in the starting line-up.

Blind- 6

Decent game for the Dutchman at the problem position. Was caught out at times, but didn’t make any major mistakes. Was good going forwards and provided a decent attacking outlet.

Matic- 9

Excellent performance from the Serbian. Was brilliant in attack and solid in defence, making some very important tackles and interceptions. His vision and through passes were deadly, and he even displayed some fancy footwork at times.

Pogba- 8

Brilliant performance from Pogba, who looks to be at home in a two man-central midfield alongside Matic. His vision and passes were majestic at times, and he even got a well-deserved goal at the end.

Mata- 7

Was unfortunate to have not been on the score sheet. Troubled the entire West Ham defence with his movement and passing.

Mkhitaryan- 7.5

His assist for Lukaku’s second was pinpoint, and he linked well with both Mata and Rashford as well. Showing signs that this season will surely be better than the previous one.

Rashford- 7

Was unlucky to hit the post but made a good goal for Lukaku’s first. Made some brilliant runs on the left flank but was wasteful in chances, hitting woefully three times when he really should’ve scored.

Lukaku- 8.5

Dream debut for the Belgian ‘flat-track-bully’, who scored two goals on his first league appearance for United. Lethal in front of goal, and his link up play was flawless as well.


Fellaini (for Mata)- 6

Didn’t do much apart from seeing out the win.

Martial (for Rashford)- 8

Excellent cameo from the Frenchman, who scored and assisted in only 10 minutes on the pitch. Should definitely start the next match ahead of Rashford on the left wing.

Lingard (for Mkhitaryan)- NA

Came on very late in the game and didn’t make much of an impact.

Subs Not Used

Romero, Smalling, Darmian, Herrera.