Not the perfect start today, but Manchester United was able to come from behind and turn a 0-1 loss, to a huge 4-1 win against Newcastle United.
In addition to the great result today, three effective weapons are back to Jose Mourinho’s squad which are, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, and Marcos Rojo. Even though Rojo didn’t feature today, but Zlatan and Pogba came just in time to help Manchester United contninue their title race.
Our players ratings are as the following:
De Gea: Can’t be blamed for Gayle’s goal, but had a good match in general. 7/10
Smalling: Not the best partner for Lindelof, they both have some shaky moments. But scored a goal. 6/10
Lindelof: He was behind Newcastle’s goal. Lindelof with United isn’t the Lindelof with Sweden against Italy. 4/10
Young: Had some good contributions offensively, and made an assist. 6/10
Valencia: A good performance offensively and defensively. 6/10
Matic: Like usual, the player who does a lot of work without enough credit. 7/10
Pogba: One goal and one assist after his return from more than two months injury. 9/10
Mata: was playing as a playmaker today, then as a winger sometimes. But in general, a good performance and made an assist for Lukaku. 7/10
Rashford: Couldn’t score today, but provided an assist and was good today. 7/10
Martial: One goal and was always dangerous and trying. 7/10
Lukaku: Finally scored! but missed some chances as well. 6/10
Herrera: Not enough time to impress, but did his job. 6/10
Zlatan: Looked confident and sharp after a return from 8 months injury. 7/10
Fellaini: Tried to keep the midfield steady. 6/10
Man of the match: Pogback! once the French midfielder returned, Man United’s strength came back after a disappointing performance for long. He was able to score and assist and was the key player in today’s formation. well deserved Pogba!
Jose Mourinho (Manager): Now Mourinho will have a huge headache to choose who will play up front, and a completely new pair of midfielders to play in the other competitions. We can see the special one winning big again after his man, Pogba, returned as well. 7/10