Saturday 10 December 2016

Here is how the Manchester United players rated in their emphatic win over Leicester

Published 25/09/2016 | 10:35

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

No Wayne Rooney, absolutely no problem for Manchester United.

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David de Gea - 5 out of 10

Had nothing to do until plucking Gray's long range curler out of his net. Now five games without a clean sheet.

David de Gea - 5 out of 10

Had nothing to do until plucking Gray's long range curler out of his net. Now five games without a clean sheet.

Eric Bailly - 7 out of 10

Another impressive performance at the back. He tracked Vardy's runs perfectly throughout the first half.

Chris Smalling - 7 out of 10

The stand-in captain started the scoring, and didn't give Slimani a sniff in the air.

Daley Blind - 7 out of 10

Caused havoc with his corners from the left wing, assisting Smalling and Pogba while beginning the move for Rashford's goal.

Ander Herrera - 8 out of 10

Came into the side, and offered much-needed midfield protection in front of the back four that allowed Pogba and Mata to flourish.

Paul Pogba - 8 out of 10

His best game for United. Dominant in midfield, and capped an afternoon of exquisite passing with his first goal for the club.

Jesse Lingard - 6 out of 10

Back in the team, he linked up well with his fellow attacking players highlighted by his clever flick for Mata's strike. Quieter in the second period.

Juan Mata - 8 out of 10

Finally fielded in his preferred number ten role and reveled. His movement and awareness led to an impressive goal and smart assist.

Marcus Rashford - 7 out of 10

The youngster showed his poacher's instinct once again as he made it seven in seven for club and country.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 6 out of 10

Didn't get on the scoresheet, but was a physical presence up top. Nearly bagged a sensational first half volley.

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