Player ratings: Southampton 2-3 Man Utd

Manchester United came from 0-2 at half-time to win 3-2 away to Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts were up by two goals at half-time courtesy of a Jan Bednarek header from a corner and James Ward-Prowes’ direct free kick.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent on Edinson Cavani at half-time, as well as replacing David de Gea with Dean Henderson.

It did the trick as the Uruguayan striker scored twice after Bruno Fernandes’ first.

Victory moves us up to seventh in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Liverpool, with a game in hand.

Here are my player ratings from Southampton 2-3 Manchester United:

David de Gea 3 – Didn’t have a chance with the first but at fault for conceding a second direct free kick this week. Replaced at half-time.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 6 – A fairly tough game up against Moussa Djenepo. Nothing significant when going forward.

Victor Lindelof 5 – Really struggled up to half-time when we trailed 0-2.

Harry Maguire 5 – Looked poor defensively in the first half as Southampton’s attack pulled him out of position. More comfortable after the break.

Alex Telles 6 – Played a couple of decent attacking balls from out wide but didn’t look too comfortable defensively.

Nemanja Matic 6 – More productive in the second half as he was given time on the ball but had a tough first half.

Fred 7 – A good game in winning the ball back for us time and time again as well as starting attacks.

Donny van de Beek 7 – Kept possession well, started a number of attacks but didn’t have a huge involvement in any of our goals.

Bruno Fernandes 8 – Tough first half that included being denied from four yards. Bruno Fernandes was hugely influential in the second half which included our first goal.

Mason Greenwood 3 – Missed a sitter in a poor first half performance. Replaced by the match winner at half-time.

Marcus Rashford 5 – Invisible in the first half but did provide the cross for the winner.


Dean Henderson (45 mins) 6 – Had little to do.

Edinson Cavani (45 mins) 9 – Phenomenal introduction as Edinson Cavani scored the equaliser then winner in the second half.

Brandon Williams (7 mins) N/A – Late introduction at left-back with the score 2-2.