United Players Rated from the 2-0 Victory over Leicester City

Here’s how the United players fared in the 2-0 victory over Leicester City:

De Gea- 7

Didn’t have too much to do apart from making a decent save off Okazaki in the first half and a point blank stop from King’s effort late in the game.

Valencia- 6.5

Provided a decent attacking outlet on the right but badly needs to work on his crosses. Didn’t have too much to do in defence uuntil Gray came on late in the game.

Bailly- 7.5

Another superb performance. Kept Vardy in his pocket and then dealt with Slimani late on. Made some decisive tackles which averted danger.

Jones- 7.5

Solid in defence and dealt extremely well with Mahrez. Hardly put a foot wrong and was an assuring figure in defence.

Blind- 6.5

Decent game at left back, but had a hard time dealing with the pacey Mahrez. Was good in attack and complemented Martial well on the left side.


Quietly effective yet again. Made a couple of brilliant interceptions, and was composed and confident in possession.


Ran the midfield in the first half, but was unfortunate to have not scored a goal. Frustrating night in front of goal, but still had a solid game in the middle of the park.

Mata- 7

Controversially ruled offside for a first-half goal. Brilliant curling effort was denied by a superb Schmeichel save. Subbed off for Rashford in the second half.

Mkhitaryan- 7

Another game, another assist for the Armenian. He now has 5 assists in just 3 league games. Not much came off for him apart from that, owing to a resilient Foxes defence.

Martial- 6.5

Rewarded with a start but wasn’t as good as in his previous two cameos. Was decent through the middle but wasn’t always successful in his wide runs as he was dealt well at times by Simpson.

Lukaku- 6.5

Brilliant link-up play, but that was the only good thing he did today. Was kept quiet by Maguire and even saw his penalty saved by Schmeichel. Will surely have such games in the future as well.


Rashford (for Mata)- 7

Did what Martial had done in the previous matches- coming off the bench and scoring goals. Was unmarked for the corner with which he scored.

Fellaini (for Mkhitaryan)- 7

Didn’t put a foot wrong. Won a header with his first touch which got Lukaku past the defence. Scored a goal as he diverted Lingard’s shot off his knee.

Lingard (for Martial)- 6

Didn’t do too much apart from taking the shot which Fellaini diverted into the net.

Subs Not Used- Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Herrera.