Manchester United Player Ratings Vs Leicester City - United players celebrate the goal
Manchester United's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on July 26, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side secured third place on the Premier League table tonight after a hard-fought 2-0 victory over fellow European challengers Leicester City. Having resumed the Premier League season in strong fashion, United’s attacking panache seemed to have dried up over the last couple of weeks, and that trend continued again tonight. It took a Bruno Fernandes penalty to open the scoring before a mistake from Kasper Schmeichel led to a rare goal for Jesse Lingard in the late stages.

Here Are The Manchester United Player Ratings Vs Leicester City:

Manchester United Player Ratings Vs Leicester City - Fernandes scores a penalty
Manchester United’s Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on July 26, 2020. (Photo by CARL RECINE / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United Player Ratings Vs Leicester City

David De Gea – 5.5

The Spanish veteran looked incredibly vulnerable. Made some smart saves, but was perhaps lucky not to be embarrassed by Vardy as well.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6

The former Crystal Palace man put in a decent enough defensive performance down the right side tonight but wasn’t at his best when going in the opposite direction. Careless on the ball at times.

Harry Maguire – 6

The Englishman made some crucial tackles and clearances in the defensive third of the pitch but was also guilty of giving the ball away on a couple of instances. Not afraid to charge forward in possession.

Victor Lindelof – 6.5

The big centre-half was given the run-around on a couple of occasions by the dangerous Jamie Vardy. Made some crucial blocks and protected De Gea’s box pretty efficiently too.

Brandon Williams – 5.5

The youngster was caught out of position on various instances all through the ninety but did work hard at the back when he was there. Tried to get forward, but didn’t influence the tie.

Manchester United Player Ratings Vs Leicester City - Pogba and De Gea
Manchester United’s Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea (L) shakes hands with Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on July 26, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP)

Nemanja Matic – 6.5

The experienced Serbian put in a composed shift in the heart of United’s midfield line, often seen dictating play with his quick passing and ability to open up spaces for teammates.

Paul Pogba – 6.5

The Frenchman, like the rest of the United core, was far from his best going forward. Produced a sensational pass that pierced the Foxes’ defence, but Fernandes’ run was from an offside position.

Mason Greenwood – 6

The youngster had a couple of decent touches in the final third but didn’t have the attacking impact that he might’ve been hoping for. Did look fairly confident in his passing though.

Bruno Fernandes – 6

The Portuguese magician was far from his best in the middle of the park tonight as he struggled to play the required final ball on multiple occasions. Composed as ever from the penalty spot in the second half.

Marcus Rashford – 6

The Englishman failed to have the impact he might’ve been hoping for in the Leicester half. Like the rest of the United team, his final ball seemed to be lacking all through the fixture.

Manchester United Player Ratings Vs Leicester City - Lingard scores a goal
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Jesse Lingard of Manchester United rounds Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City to score his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Pool via Getty Images)

Anthony Martial – 6.5

Started the game looking quite sharp in the final third tonight, but over the course of the tie, slowly fizzled out of proceedings. Tried to make inroads and did well to win the United penalty.

Substitutes

Jesse Lingard – NA

Scored a goal, but didn’t have time to make a real impact.

Scott McTominay – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Odion Ighalo – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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