Here’s how we thought Albion players were rated individually as they secured a famous win at Old Trafford.
It was a game that required different qualities and some players showed different sides of their game.
Superbly organized as a collective, they offered little to Unied as they attempted to play through their visitors.
ROBERT SANCHEZ 7/10
The flag was high as he made the best save for Rashford but VAR could have conceivably knocked the ball over making it a big moment. Has done some good things but should have been more focused on United’s goal.
JOEL VELTMAN 8/10
Potter has great confidence in his back three and Veltman has again done a rock solid job on the right side of the trio in a fairly no frills manner.
LEWIS DUNK 8/10
Inserted to form a potential gate protection block. That was part of a superb defensive display in front of Gareth Southgate (for what that’s worth), albeit against a small test in the opening 50 minutes or so. Was really strong in that United rally.
ADAM WEBSTER 8/10
A solid start to the season. Read the game, winning the ball when needed and making a great block when Ronaldo finally saw a chance.
SOLLY MARCH 7/0
Played higher than expected and his shot resulted in the winning goal. A very competent presentation.
ALEXIS MAC ALLISTER 7/10
Unlucky on the own goal as he tried to do the right thing but did a good diligent job in deep midfield and McTominay made an important block just before Fernandes’ big early chance.
MOISES CAICEDO 9/10
A very influential performance in midfield in the first half – and pretty good in the second too. Worked as an extra central defender at times but also came forward and used the ball.
LEANDRO TROSSARD 8/10
His eager pressing nearly scored in ten seconds. Played well in front, which caused a problem for Dalot, and slipped a skillful pass in the build-up to the first goal.
PASCAL BIG 8/10
Two easy finishes but he had to get himself into those great positions beyond the far post as the game progressed. Ironically, this wasn’t his best game in terms of passing – but it was part of the build-up to his own winner.
ADAM LALLANA 8/10
A great selection for this big occasion where Potter could have easily stayed with the eleven that started against Espanyol. Good work on the ball and pressing vigorously after receiving the go-ahead.
DANNY WELBECK 8.5/10
Led the attack, brought others into play, scored the opener and could have easily scored a penalty. Looks like he’s enjoying himself and should have tested De Gea with a second-half header.
SUBS – ENOCK MWEPU N/A
Didn’t last long but played a valuable part in the win, assisting Albion in what could have been difficult last few minutes.
TARIQ LAMPTEY N/A
Helped stem the tide by giving United something to think about defensively when they just wanted to attack.
LEVI COLWILL N/A
Added extra defensive presence with a late debut.
DENIZ UNDAV N/A
Forwarded for a few seconds.
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