Who got the highest rating as United beat Liverpool?

David De Gea (6)

In truth the Spaniard didn’t have to make many saves, and the shots which were aimed at him usually flied staright into his stomach or well over the bar. Still a powerful presence for the Red Devils in goal.

Antonio Valencia (6)

Focus concentrated on the defensive aspect of the match given the potentially problematic threat that Mane posed on the right. Had his hands full but dealt with the battle well.

Chris Smalling (7)

One of his best perofrmances in a United shirt this season. The defensive nature of the play, especially inthe second half, suited Smalling’s style. Lost Van Dijk on a corner but dominated aerially.

Eric Bailly (7)

The good, the bad and the ugly. The first the Ivorian’s overall performance. The second a potential injury which he recovered from. The latter a quite extraordinary own goal. Bailly is back and with some bang.

Ashley Young (8)

The greatest individual defensive display on the pitch, and in the recent history of this fixture. Not since Suarez have Liverpool found a player so talented and skillful in Salah, yet Young hunted the Egyptian down on countless ocassions, limiting him to half chances at best.

Scott McTominay (7)

For a player of that age, the maturity when the going got tough was a testament to the mental and physical strength embedded in McTominay’s head. Five interceptions was more than any other player on the pitch, all crucial in stopping a pulsating Reds forward line.

Nemanja Matic (6)

Was never liekly to repeat a once in a lifetime goal at Crystal Palace but presence alone was enough to find the right positions and halt the fast flowing attack that United expected to face.

Juan Mata (7)

Inches away from scoring yet another scissor kick against Liverpool. Neat and intricate otherwise.

Alexis Sanchez (6)

Tried perhaps too much if that’s a thing.  Revelled in the role behind Lukaku and that’s probably where he has to start in the bigger games.

Marcus Rashford (9)

Two shots. Two goals. Alexander-Arnold didn’t know where Rashford was at most points over the 90 minutes. Mourinho had located Liverpool’s weakness and had the ammo in Rashford to exploit it.

Romelu Lukaku (8)

Come alive in recent weeks. Confidence seemed to affect the Belgian heavily but today he bullied Lovren into submission. The architect for both United goals and hit Liverpool where it hurt.


Marouanne Fellaini (6)

Provided cover in midfield and most crucially the air.

Jesse Lingard (6)

Terrier like performance pressing but made no real impact.

Matteo Darmian (N/A)

Came on in 95th minute.