Yeovil vs United Player Ratings: All eyes on Sanchez

Sergio Romero – 6

Not really any big saves to make and anything he needed to do was done efficiently enough. Always seems to put in a solid performance when called upon. United will do well to keep hold of him this summer.

Matteo Darmian – 5

Started poorly and never really improved. Provided nothing in attack and showed how much of a difference Valencia makes to the attacking side of United. Once again looked vulnerable in defence as he did last time out at Bristol City. Only this time it was against a side 2 leagues lower again. Time to leave the club.

Marcos Rojo – 6

Did ok when called upon. Didn’t help that Lindelof looked shaky next to him. Like most, he played like he hadn’t played regularly for a while.

Victor Lindelof – 5

Still not playing anywhere near the £30 million price tag. Looks shaky when being attacked one on one and made some abysmal mistakes in the air. Really struggling to adjust but not helped by lack of game time. Very much 5th, maybe even 6th choice centre half at the moment. Would probably say 7th had Tuanzebe not just gone out on loan.

Luke Shaw – 6

Worked hard to get past Sanchez when ever possible unlike Darmian on the other side. Got into decent positions and was solid in defence. Shame he is likely to be dropped for the Spurs game but deserves to be installed as number 1 left back.

Michael Carrick – 7

Typical Carrick. Solid on the ball without really breaking sweat. Some brilliant passes at times, but mainly there to steady the ship and did it with ease. Nice game to come back in for following a lengthy lay off.

Ander Herrera – 6

Scored a really good goal in what was a fairly quiet performance. Solid enough, kept the ball well when he had it but still looks a little lost with his role and position. Arrival of Sanchez not likely to help his chances of more game time.

Scott McTominay – 5

Gave the ball away a lot first half but did get into some decent attacking positions in the box. Really unlucky not to score with a shot just inside the box first half. Yet to see what type of midfielder he is or wants to be, but still young so plenty of time to improve.

Marcus Rashford – 7

Played in the striker role for once and did well without the best service given to him. His pace was a menace to the Yeovil defence all game and could easily have scored more. His perseverance earnt him this goal more than anything and was then shifted our wide when Lukaku came on. Can be pleased with his efforts.

Juan Mata – 6

Mata knits the team together and brings calm to the side. He always comes off of the right flank to make space for Valencia to attack, but Darmian does not offer the same energy and attacking threat as the Ecuadorian. Due to this, the side may have improved with more pace down the right instead. Still a solid performance if not a spectacular. Unfortunately, likely to be the one missing out on Wednesday.

Alexis Sanchez – 7

The man of the moment. Was booed throughout (no idea why) but worked his socks off for the team. Although he gave the ball away more than anyone first half, he did not hide and kept getting on the ball. Lasted 70 minutes and came away with 2 assists in the record books, but the first was really a Yeovil defence assist. Bright debut in the main and will look to improve on Wednesday when surrounded by better players.

Substitutes

Romelu Lukaku – 6

Only Played 20 minutes bit still managed to get on the score sheet. Showed some decent touches and hold up play. Much more important he performs against Spurs.

Jesse Lingard – 6

Like Lukaku, didn’t play long and again on the score sheet. Doesn’t score tap ins and looked determined to not be the one to lose his place to Sanchez.

Angel Gomes – N/A

Not enough time to get a rating but why he didn’t play longer is beyond me. The game was done and dusted when Herrera scored the second. Should have had at least 20 minutes to show what he can do. Showed what he can do immediately and is definitely one for the future.

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Andy Warrant
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