Manchester United got the job done against Brendan Rodgers resilient Leicester City as United won 2-0.
Ole’s team was the recipient of a lot of stick from the pundits, as top 4 looked like an impossible task in January.
The Red Devils stuck in, having the best points won in the league since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes.
Manchester United held Leicester at bay, looked to frustrate them as both the teams went into the match with a tactical setup and cautious playing style.
Let’s look at how each player performed last night and their individual ratings for the match:
David De Gea: 6/10
The Manchester United no.1 kept a clean sheet but other than that it was an unconvincing performance from him as he spilled the shot of Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans went in close with a placed shot towards the bottom left corner.
Aaron Wan Bissaka: 6/10
Looked shaky at times, but overall, an average performance from Aaron. Made some tackles, passing was up to the mark but unconvincing forward play from him.
Victor Lindelof: 8/10
Undoubtedly, the best United Player on the pitch. Calm and composed on the ball and off it. Kept Jamie Vardy on the leash with his mindful defensive presence.
Harry Maguire: 7/10
Looked shaky at times, Harry’s headed clearances kept Leicester at bay as he rarely lost an aerial duel if not any. Clean passing but increased pressure on himself with a yellow carded poor foul on Jamie Vardy.
Brandon Williams: 6/10
Composed on the ball especially with the Leicester’s tactical press on occasions. Showed some intent going forward but didn’t manage a notable contribution except on a loose ball by James Justin.
Nemanja Matic: 5/10
Looked tired and loose with some poor tackles, didn’t manage to protect the back line properly. Not one of his good performances.
Paul Pogba: 6/10
Had some impact with his skillful play late in the first half, otherwise, cautious play by Pogba. Looked more composed on the ball in the 2nd half.
Bruno Fernandes: 7/10
Capitalised on the penalty opportunity, looked tired at times along with some passes not of his finest quality. A job done performance by him.
Marcus Rashford: 6/10
Looked to find Martial and Greenwood with some good long ball passes. Not a skillful show from Marcus and didn’t trouble the backline at all.
Mason Greenwood: 7/10
Probably the ‘slickest’ and ‘smoothest’ passer on the pitch. Put in a good shift. Gave away a freekick at the edge of the box. His interception was pivotal in the 2nd goal.
Anthony Martial: 7/10
Won the penalty because of his behind the line runs. His pace troubled the Leicester back line especially with the likes of Jonny Evans and Wes Morgan.
Jesse Lingard: 7/10
Looked ‘lively’ when he came on as a 2nd half substitute. Scored the goal that put the game to bed, his tenacity to press Schmeichel even in the 98th minute proved fruitful as Lingard scored his one and only Premier League goal of the season.
Scott Mctominay: 6/10
Came on too late to provide a notable contribution. Did his job to see out the game and protect the back line, gave defensive solidarity.
Odion Ighalo: N/A
Came on at the last minute, rating could not be provided.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah: N/A
Came on at 97th minute just to see out the match.
Ole’s men did the job as the United land in Top 3 on the final matchday to snatch champions league position away from leicester city who stayed inside Top 4 for nearly 10 months.
Progression is the word for United’s season. The job for Ole now looks to be closing on the gap between the Red Devils and the 2 juggernauts of the league.
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