Manchester United hosted Championship side Watford in Saturday night’s Third Round FA Cup tie. Desperate to get a win in an attempt to continue in their quest to compete in three competitions, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched on as his side beat the Hornets 1-0.
United will now go into the pot for the Fourth and Fifth Round’s draw (drawn together) as they await the fate of their next cup fixture.
In light of Saturday’s performance which saw midfielder Scott McTominay captain the side for the very first time, we have rated every United player who featured.
Calamitous first-half which eventually resulted in the English keeper injuring team-mate Eric Bailly.
Called into action much less frequently in the second-half, however, did appeared more solid and composed after the break.
Clean sheet, can’t complain.
Not much went down United’s right-hand side which left Williams fairly isolated, however, when he did get a chance to get on the ball, he did well.
Made a handful of interceptions. Did his first-team claims no harm.
Looked really solid at the heart of United’s defence. Made a crucial goal-line clearance during the first-half and continued well in the second.
United’s young centre-back is developing very impressively alongside the likes of Bailly and Harry Maguire.
Forced off through injury at the end of the first-half after colliding with team-mate Henderson. Otherwise enjoyed a decent first 45-minutes.
Provided a constant threat down United’s left-hand side and set up McTominay’s opener from a corner.
In addition to the Brazilian’s attacking prowess, Telles enjoyed moments of decent defending when facing-up against Watford’s Ismaila Sarr.
Named as captain and the Scottish leader did not disappointed. Opened the game’s scoring after just the first few-minutes.
Took his foot off the gas in the second-half but was arguably the pick of the bunch on the night.
Picked up the ‘Man of the Match’ award – Not a bad evening’s work.
Donny van de Beek
Played some solid stuff throughout, linked-up well with Juan Mata.
Great to see the Dutch midfielder get a full 90-minutes under his belt.
Not sure how I feel about him playing a deeper role, but had a decent game nevertheless.
Technically very good whilst going through the transitions as we’ve come to expect from the Spanish maestro, but did struggle to unlock Watford’s defence in the final-third.
Fairly ineffective throughout it must be said.
Lingard was restored to the United line-up for the first-time in a long-time.
The English midfielder didn’t have a bad run-out but ultimately struggled to stamp his authority on the match.
Subbed off with just over 10-minutes to go in place of Nemanja Matic.
Started very well but frizzled out as the game went on.
Subbed off for Marcus Rashford with 20-minutes to go.
One of the worst games I have seen the young forward have.
Poor movement throughout. Offered nothing.
Came on for Bailly just before the break.
Commanded the air well. No errors during the second-half.
Came on in place of James with just over 20-minutes to go.
Looked lively, ran at Watford’s back-line whenever possible but posed no threat to the Hornets goal.
Subbed on for Greenwood alongside Rashford.
Had no impact on the game, at all.
Came on in place of Lingard in an attempt to use his experience to see the game out.