De Gea excels but no one else shines: Norwich 0-1 United player ratings

Manchester United held on for a second successive 1-0 win over struggling but improving Norwich despite being far from our best.

A Cristiano Ronaldo spot-kick proved the difference but United were indebted to David de Gea for three fine second half saves to move level on points with fourth placed West Ham.

Here is how we rated each Red in torrential rain in east Anglia:

David de Gea – 9

Had little to do in the first half but came on strong after the break as he saved from Teemu Pukki and twice from Ozan Kabak headers.

Diogo Dalot – 7

Consistent and steady again, he has now firmly usurped Aaron Wan-Bissaka as United’s first choice right-back. Got forward well in another progressive performance.

Victor Lindelof – 5

A difficult night against Norwich’s talismanic striker Pukki and eventually came off in discomfort.

Harry Maguire – 6

Solid and stout in defending a flurry of Norwich corners but strangely reluctant to help out in attack.

Alex Telles – 7

Has become first choice almost by accident but did well again and rattled the bar from a free-kick.

Fred – 7

Not Shed Seven but Fred 7. Good in the tackle and tried to link the play. Bailed out Lindelof on more than one occasion and was quietly effective.

Scott McTominay – 6

Positive on the ball as his surging runs were a feature of United’s game. Put in the cross from which we got the penalty.

Bruno Fernandes – 4

Poor on the ball, he seems at odds with how Rangnick wants to play. Once so seminal but at the stage now where his place must be in question.

Jadon Sancho – 6

Showed glimpses after his recent resurgence but didn’t get much of the ball. Perhaps unfortunate to be taken off

Marcus Rashford – 4

Offered little. Poor decision making, sloppy on the ball and did nothing right. Picked out Ronaldo for his late chance in a rare moment of quality

Cristiano Ronaldo – 6

A mixed bag. The Carrow Road faithful loved it when he completely miskicked and he also skied a late sitter. But proved our match winner again from the spot.


Mason Greenwood – for Sancho 67 – 5

Failed to contribute when he came on. Quiet

Eric Bailly – for Lindelof 74 – 6

Made a key block late on to preserve our clean sheet

Donny van de Beek – for Fernandes 87 – N/A

No rating as he got three minutes

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