Manchester United made a statement start to their 2021-22 Premier League season thrashing Leeds United 5-1. Following the big result, we take a look at how our players have performed.
Mason Greenwood – 8
Led the line beautifully as he made some good runs forward and was relentless in his pressing. Should have scored more than one goal, what a performance by the youngster.
Paul Pogba – 9
Four assists in a PL opener against a bitter rival – only Pogba could do this and make it look effortless. Had he scored from his early chance, this would have been one of the Frenchman’s best performances of all time.
Bruno Fernandes – 10
They say he scores only from penalties and can’t score from open play – well, Bruno proved the detractors wrong with a well-taken hat-trick to delight the Old Trafford faithful.
Luke Shaw – 8.5
Is he a left-winger? Or a left-back? Only Shaw knows the answer but once again, fantastic from the defender. Was a constant threat up top and never gave up.
Victor Lindelof – 8
Playing long balls is turning out to be a specialty for Lindelof. Played a role in the fourth goal and defended like a total pro.
The rest: De Gea – 7, Maguire – 8, Wan-Bissaka – 6, McTominay – 7.5, Fred – 7, James – 6.
Subs: Matic – 6, Sancho – 6, Martial – 6.