Man Utd player ratings on stars’ mixed day in Premier League first at Leicester

Manchester United and Leicester City shared four goals in a 2-2 draw on Saturday lunchtime, as both sides were forced to settle for a point.

It was the first time United have dropped points in a Premier League away fixture this term.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for United after 23 minutes at the King Power Stadium.

The striker guided the ball into the bottom corner after Bruno Fernandes poked pass, making up for an earlier miss, after just two minutes, when he planted a free header over from six yards.

But eight minutes later, United were pegged back, with Harvey Barnes rifling home from 20 yards, a fine finish from the Foxes winger.

Kasper Schmeichel denied Rashford when one-on-one with a fine finish early in the second period, but Anthony Martial found the net after being played through by the England man – only for offside to see the Frenchman’s strike ruled out.

Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring a goal to make the score 0-1 with Bruno Fernandes

With 11 minutes remaining however, Fernandes found the net to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men the lead once more, running onto Edinson Cavani’s pass and sliding home.

However, Leicester were level once again in the 85th minute.

James Justin played in substitute Ayoze Perez on the right wing, who fired a low cross into the penalty area for Jamie Vardy to sweep home via a deflection off substitute Axel Tuanzebe, and ensure the spoils were shared.

Here are player ratings from the East Midlands:

David de Gea 6

Little he could do about either goal, on a day when he didn’t have all that much to do in truth.

Eric Bailly 5

Kept his place after the Carabao Cup win at Everton and inclusion led to a change of shape. Largely kept Vardy quiet – then had no idea where he was for the hosts’ second equaliser.

Eric Bailly keeps pace with Jamie Vardy

Victor Lindelof 6

Solid enough display at the heart of the back three from the Swede before pushing to right-back when they changed shape. Subbed after 65 minutes as his back problem flared up again.

Harry Maguire 6

The United captain was dominant in the air and read the game well throughout, while organising and being demanding of those around him.

Dan James 5

Operated at right wing-back and worked hard, but didn’t look particularly comfortable. Hooked after 54 minutes as United changed shape with Pogba’s arrival.

Scott McTominay 5

Stood off Barnes for Leicester’s equaliser and allowed Youri Tielemans to dictate in midfield during the first half. Much better after United changed shape.

Fred 5

Lots of perspiration, but little inspiration from the Brazilian. Typically tenacious and erratic throughout.

Luke Shaw 6

Some decent forays down the left from a role further forwards and enjoyed a good battle against James Justin. One really smart piece of covering to shut down James Maddison.

Bruno Fernandes 8 MOTM

Again, as he has been throughout 2020, the Portuguese was United’s difference-maker. Set up Rashford’s early chance and his goal, probed throughout, then scored United’s second.

Marcus Rashford ruthlessly fires United in front

Marcus Rashford 7

Poor miss early on but dusted himself down to put United ahead with a composed finish. Missed another one-one-one on the hour mark, but good movement and a threat throughout.

Anthony Martial 5

Some decent hold up play, and a couple of neat touches but always on the periphery of the game, making little impact. Subbed.

Fernandes was the best player on the pitch

Subs Used: Pogba 6 (James, 54’), Tuanzebe 5 (Lindelof 65’) , Cavani 7 (Martial 75′)

Subs Not Used: Henderson, Telles, Lingard, Matic, Van de Beek, Cavani, Greenwood

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