Man Utd ratings: flops topped by Newcastle with De Gea spared more blushes and Weghorst a day to forget
MANCHESTER UNITED were outclassed by Newcastle with only David de Gea blushing with further embarrassment.
Second-half goals from Joe Willock and Callum Wilson dampened United’s Champions League hopes.
It was a day to forget for Erik ten Hag’s men, while Newcastle sit pretty much in third place.
This is how Martin Blackburn rated the cast of Ten Hag.
DAVID DE GEA – 7
Great double save against Isak and Willock. A little messy with a goal kick routine just before the Toon opener, but then brilliant at tipping Joelinton’s header late on the bar.
Could have been a lot worse but for the Spaniard.
DIOGO DALOT – 5
Came in for sick Wan Bissaka. A deflected shot forced a save from Pope and a lovely cross eluded only Rashford’s boots.
Struggled to keep the lively Saint Maximin calm in the first half.
Solid defense as he and Martinez spent much of the game on the backfoot. Handled Willock well when he chose the wrong option and went on goal.
He ended up going forward, but his header from Sancho’s cross was tame and aimed straight at Pope.
A great block from Isak’s shot and suggestions that he played it with his hand rightly deflected.
Struggled to keep the Swede calm but stuck to his task – looking bitterly frustrated as he sat on the bench after being substituted on late and was caught taking it out in the chair.
Looking tired after his exertions with England, he fought Willock for most of the afternoon.
Clever defense to deny Burn a second goal and useful cross as United looked for a leveller.
SCOTT McTOMINAY – 5
Rewarded for his Scottish exploits with a rare start in the league.
Ongoing struggle with Guimaraes in the first half but finished second best for much of the game and no real surprise being replaced by Fred as the visitors looked for an equaliser.
MARCEL SABITZER – 5
Tried to push United forward in the second half and opened up a couple of times for the home side. Also saw a low shot blocked.
The loanee from FC Bayern Munich is a sensible addition to the squad, but does not correspond to the suspended Casemiro.
Anthony – 6th
Seemed to assess his chances against Burn early on and the match between the two was well worth watching.
Great heel to send Dalot off the right but he planted a volley when he should have hit the target. Out of breath and addicted every hour.
BRUNO FERNANDES – 5
Wanted a pen for a Schar challenge but neither the referee nor VAR agreed it was too theatrical. Home fans chanted ‘There is only one Bruno’ in support of Guimaraes and the Portuguese was second this time.
Too easily shaken off Gordon.
MARCUS RASHFORD – 5
Has completed his speedy recovery from a toe injury that kept him from England duty to start here – but might as well have had another day off.
He just didn’t manage to get a cross from Dalot, but finding chances was difficult.
WOUT WEGHORST – 4
He hit the side netting early after good work from Antony, but that was one of just seven touches in the first half.
Things didn’t get any better after the break so it wasn’t a surprise when he was hooked just after an hour for Martial.
SANCHO (for Antony 61) – 5
A few useful crosses, but they didn’t have the effect ETH would have hoped for.
MARTIAL (for Weghorst 61) – 6
Schar’s release on the line kept United in check and a missed opportunity.
FRED (for McTominay 82) – 5th
Couldn’t stem the black and white tide as the toon continued to dominate.
PELLISTRI (for Martinez 83) – 5
Not really enough time to affect the game offensively
LINDELOF (for Varane – 83) – 5
Beaten too easily by Wilson for the second goal.
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