Man United player ratings vs Leicester City: Williams poor but Greenwood nets again

Manchester United played host to Leicester City in a top-four Premier League clash on Tuesday evening.

Coming into the game, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, by his own admission, was left with very little choice but to name a much-changed side.

Making 10 changes from Sunday’s domestic clash against Aston Villa, Solskjaer gifted a senior debut to Anthony Elanga and also awarded Amad with his full Premier League debut.

Despite naming a youthful and exciting side, Solskjaer’s Red Devils were forced to concede all three points as Leicester City ran out eventual 2-1 winners.

Following goals from Luke Thomas, Mason Greenwood and Caglar Soyuncu’s second-half winner and in light of the Red Devils’ latest performance, we have rated every United player who featured.

David De Gea

Not much he could have done to prevent Luke Thomas’ first-half opener, but otherwise solid throughout.

Rating 6/10

Brandon Williams

Poor performance overall.

Gave the ball away on numerous occasions – needs a run of games in order to find his match form.

Rating 4/10

Axel Tuanzebe

Poor first half but grew into the game better as it went on.

Didn’t look overly comfortable on the left-hand side of a centre-back pairing but wasn’t the worst performer.

Rating 6/10

Eric Bailly

Not his best night. Looked shaky in defence and played several wayward balls out from the back.

Rating 5/10

Alex Telles

One of the side’s better performers – really good in the air all night.

Rating 6/10

Nemanja Matic

Slow and lacked the legs required to deal with Leicester City’s mobile midfield.

Rating 5/10

Juan Mata

Ineffective throughout.

Rating 4/10

Donny van de Beek

Put himself about all evening but ultimately offered very little going forward.

Rating 5/10


Showed glimpses of what he’s capable of when running with the ball at his feet.

Set up Mason Greenwood’s goal in the first half – a real positive.

Made way for Bruno Fernandes with 15-minutes to go.

Rating 6/10

Anthony Elanga

Made some excellent runs down the left-hand side, unlucky not to see more of the ball.

Great experience – expecting big things in the future from United’s latest debutant.

Subbed off in the second half for Marcus Rashford.

Rating 5/10

Mason Greenwood

Another game, another Greenwood goal.

Despite still being a teenager, Greenwood looked like his side’s most experienced player.

Excellent first half goal topped off a decent and lively performance.

Subbed off in the second half for Edinson Cavani.

Rating 7/10


Edinson Cavani

Showed his experience and technical know-how from the off but unfortunately was unable to drag his side level.

Rating 5/10

Marcus Rashford

Failed to pick Caglar Soyuncu up at the back post leading to the defender’s headed goal shortly after being subbed on.

Made a few really good runs at Leicester’s backline but failed to make the right decision on several occasions.

Overall, fairly ineffective.

Rating 4/10

Bruno Fernandes

Rating N/A

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  1. Matic was the best player on the pitch for United, Tuanzebe and Bailly were both 6.5-7/10 performances, neither at fault for either goal. Donny and Mata anonymous, Williams not good enough.

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