Manchester United came away with an unconvincing 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday night.
Bruno Fernandes scored the only goal from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half, shortly after VAR had overturned a penalty decision in the visitors’ favour.
Defensively we performed very well but the Baggies have only scored one goal in their past six Premier League games now.
Here are my player ratings from Manchester United 1-0 West Bromwich Albion:
David de Gea 7 – Made a fine save to deny Karlan Grant at 0-0 and another to deny Conor Townsend shortly before we won our penalty.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 8 – Kept Grady Diangana quiet all game, who was West Brom’s biggest threat heading into the game. Offered very little going forward in this game as a result.
Victor Lindelof 7 – Rarely troubled and no signs of the back injury that had troubled him for over a week.
Harry Maguire 8 – Solid at the back and forced a save out of Sam Johnstone in the second half.
Alex Telles 6 – Some nervous defensive moments on his Premier League debut and some wayward shooting. Good to see Alex Telles getting some playing time though.
Nemanja Matic 7 – Solid defensively but I didn’t feel we needed to start two defensive midfielders versus the team down in 18th and with one goal in their last five heading into the game.
Fred 7 – Energetic in the middle of the park and was keen to move the ball forward.
Juan Mata 5 – Not productive enough in the final third aside from his cross winning the penalty.
Bruno Fernandes 7 – Created a number of chances, one of which Anthony Martial should have scored. Held his nerve to convert the penalty retake.
Marcus Rashford 5 – Missed a good chance to seal the three points but otherwise was on the fringe.
Anthony Martial 5 – Had an earlier headed effort saved and wasted an excellent chance shortly after. Not the most productive of games from Anthony Martial.
Edinson Cavani (30 mins) 6 – Got a good run out in the second half, got in some good positions but rarely picked out.
Donny van de Beek (13 mins) N/A – Replaced Marcus Rashford to help see out the game but once again Donny van de Beek barely got any time to impress.
Scott McTominay (8 mins) N/A – Late substitute to help see out the win. Scott McTominay looked after the ball well in possession.