Manchester United player ratings vs Aston Villa as David de Gea and Scott McTominay good

By Samuel Luckhurst

David de Gea

Handled attempts securely in the first-half and was at full stretch to thwart Matthew Cash as United clung onto their lead. 7

Diogo Dalot

Showed some flair going forward and soldiered on after a first-half injury. Stuck at it and impressed after the pause. 7

Victor Lindelof

Almost assisted Ollie Watkins with a dreadful miscontrol on his first appearance in a month. Calmer in the second-half. 5

Raphael Varane

Stable next to his third different partner in the last two weeks and very cool on the ball in testing moments. A classy performance. 7

Luke Shaw

More attack-minded than against Wolves and showed aggression - too much, as he was booked. 6

Scott McTominay

Showed centre forward expertise with his goal and connected well with another effort. Villa otherwise limited his goalscoring threat. 6

Fred

Fabulous cross for McTominay's goal and pressed energetically. United benefited from Fred's return but there were still lapses. 7

Mason Greenwood

Inconsistent throughout against a side he has excelled against in the past and he rarely had any of the back four on the back foot. 5

Bruno Fernandes

Much improved in the final third, where his passing was more incisive and creative with the ball in his favoured role. 6

Marcus Rashford

Started eagerly but not the most perceptive on the ball. Often ran into brick walls and irked the crowd twice for failing to move for loose balls in the area. 3

Edinson Cavani

Played in by Fernandes but his deflected shot was saved. Plenty of running but lacked consistent service from the wide players. 5

Subs

Donny van de Beek

Did little. 5

Jesse Lingard

Now cup tied. 5

Anthony Elanga

Good run and cross. 6

Manager

Changed the formation and United marginally improved but were still second-best and disjointed too often. 6


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