Eric Bailly good but Bruno Fernandes bad – Samuel Luckhurst – .

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Eric Bailly good but Bruno Fernandes bad – Samuel Luckhurst – .


David De Gea
Denied Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger with good saves in a first half dominated by Chelsea. Key to another positive result. 8

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Made a few mistakes which led to chances and had to be told where to stand. Too far to hear when he gave the penalty. 4

Victor Lindelof

I let Callum Hudson-Odoi in early, but recovered and had a steady afternoon without Harry Maguire or Raphael Varane. 7

Eric Bailly

Back in shape after his disastrous derby appearance last month. United’s most impressive defender until a late transgression. 7

Alex Such

Made a mistake in the first half but the attack came to nothing. Otherwise, a first disciplined start to the championship since May for the Brazilian. 7

Scott McTominay

Pugnacious as ever and unhappy to be reserved by official Anthony Taylor. Little impact at either end. 5

Fred

Improved as play developed after a lukewarm first half and provided support in counter attacks. Wasted a late chance. 6

Nemanja Matic

It might not have been a coincidence that he was the most accomplished of the midfielders returning to his former home ground. Disciplined reading of the game. 7

Jadon Sancho

Didn’t have enough of the ball in the first half and when he stole it from Jorginho he remained calm to give United the advantage. Strangely hooked first. 7

Bruno Fernandes

Michael Carrick put the bad Portuguese on the bench. Fernandes’ hoik led to the breakthrough but required Jorginho’s help. 3

Marcus Rashford

Shaped a good opening for Sancho in the first half, but otherwise calm and lucky not to outstrip Sancho. Finally replaced by Jesse Lingard. 5

Submarines

Cristiano Ronaldo

Saw little bullet. 5

Jesse Lingard

Energized the attack. 5

Donny van de Beek

Late cameo. N / A

Manager – Michael Carrick

No justification for dropping Ronaldo and United’s lead was theft. I was wrong in removing Sancho first for Ronaldo. The resilience of the players evident as they clung. 6

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