Player ratings from Manchester United’s win at Sheffield United

Manchester United moved into the Premier League’s top six with a 3-2 win at basement boys Sheffield United.

Marcus Rashford struck twice for the Red Devils as they once again came from behind on the road to claim all three points.

Dean Henderson, preferred to David de Gea in goal, endured a nightmare start on his return to Bramall Lane where he excelled on loan.

His error was pounced upon by David McGoldrick in the opening minutes to put the Blades into a surprise lead.

But Rashford levelled with a lethal strike from the edge of the area but Anthony Martial put United in front.

Rashford made it 3-1 after the break, finishing a slick passing move to make the game safe.

McGoldrick headed his second in the closing stages from a corner but United held on for the win.

Here are the player ratings from the Steel City…

Rashford struck twice for United

Sheffield United

Ramsdale 5

Made one save from Rashford, but could have done better for the goals.

Basham 6

Moved from centre-half into midfield and showed some nice touches.

Egan 6

Tried to keep the Reds out and made a goal-saving clearance from Martial.

Robinson 5

Played on the left of the Blades’ three-man defence and his passing was off.

Baldock 5

Had a very difficult night trying to stop Rashford and could not contain him.

Berge 6

Pulled up with a hamstring injury and limped off after seven minutes.

Ampadu 5

Deployed in the midfield holding role and found it hard against Matic and Pogba.


Fleck 5

Missed a great chance to make it 2-0 when he shot wide of the post.

Stevens 6

Tried to attack and be an option on the left, but had to defend mostly.

McGoldrick 8

Scored twice and was a nuisance with his non-stop pressing.

Burke 7

Showed great determination to close down Henderson and create the opener.

Subs: Jagielka (Berge 12, 5), Mousset (Jagielka 63 5).

Martial scored United’s second goal

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Manchester United

Henderson 5

Made a rare error against his old club to gift McGoldrick his early opener.

Wan-Bissaka 6

Did what little he had to do well and was tidy in possession.

Lindelof 8

Rare assist for Rashford’s first goal with his long pass and was assured.

Maguire 7

Solid aerial performance from the United captain against his boyhood club.

Telles 6

Was able to attack almost at will down the left with so little defending to do.

Matic 6

Anchored the midfield in front of the back four and was a calming presence.

Pogba 7

Fine display despite the fresh uncertainty over his future and had a hand in two goals.

Fernandes 6

Quiet by his lofty standards, but was still involved in the flowing move for the third goal.

Rashford 9

MOTM. Dazzling display and the Blades just could not contain him as he scored twice.

Martial 7

Scored his first goal in 10 league games and was a menace with his movement.

Greenwood 6

Looked lively in support of Rashford and Martial up top even if he did not score.

Subs: Mata (Greenwood 73 6), Van de Beek (Fernandes 79 6), McTominay (Martial 89).

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