Man Utd player ratings: Van de Beek fluffs yet another opportunity, Mata looks lost and Rashford fails to do job

AN inexperienced Manchester United side fell to a 2-1 home loss to Leicester – with a whole host of players failing to take their chance.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at his side's fixture schedule that sees his United side play six games in just 17 days.

So it was no surprise to see him juggle his pack, with Anthony Elanga making his debut and Amad Diallo his Premier League bow.

But what resulted was a defeat that saw bitter rivals Manchester City crowned Premier League champions.

Here, SunSport checks out how United's young side fared against the Foxes.

David De Gea – 7

World class save from the Spaniard to deny Kelechi Iheanacho in the 58th minute.

Despite Leicester's second-half dominance, De Gea didn't have much to do to prove to Solskjaer he should be No1.

Brandon Williams – 5

Poor first half from Williams who was afforded a wing-back role but didn't take advantage of it.

Seems like he could do with a loan in the summer to get a regular run of games.


Eric Bailly – 5

Despite not being first-choice Bailly signed a new contract recently – but was pulled all over the place by Vardy in the first 45.

Wasn't on the same wavelength as Tuanzebe in the early stages, but did improve.

Axel Tuanzebe – 6

Mopped up quite nicely when any balls broke in and around the box, but was well out of position for the Leicester opener.

But was definitely United's best, and most confident, defender out there.

Alex Telles – 5

Took a hefty whack on the head in the opening minutes, and was fairly anonymous in the first half.

Tried to motor forward when possible in the second half, but Leicester dominated possession nullifying his threat.

Nemanja Matic – 6

Miles off Tielemans when the Belgian strode forward to cross for Luke Thomas to emphatically volley Leicester ahead.

The Serbian was then pushed into a back three. Was actually better there.

Donny van de Beek – 5

Quiet first half, but when he lost the ball he tried, and most of the time, succeeded in winning back.

But when you'd have expected for him to push things on in the second half, he didn't.

Amad Diallo – 6

Laid in Greenwood's equaliser, and always looked eager to receive the ball and have a go at the Leicester defenders.

Was subbed off for the world class superstar that is Bruno Fernandes, but should take heart from his display.

Juan Mata – 5

Kept receiving the ball far too deep in the first 45, and was slow in getting it out of his feet.

Could well be moving on this summer and looks lethargic at United.

Anthony Elanga – 5

Alternated with Greenwood and Diallo in the front three positions.

But found it tough going against Leicester's backline, and was subbed off just past the hour mark.

Mason Greenwood – 7

The 19-year-old started the game leading the line, and he was on the scoresheet after just 15 minutes with a cool and confident finish to make it 1-1.

Probably subbed off to save him for the upcoming games, but rarely he sees out the full 90 these days.


Marcus Rashford (replaced Elanga, 65) – 5

Lost his man Soyuncu for the goal, whic wasn't the greatest introduction to the game.

Edinson Cavani (replaced Greenwood, 65) – 5

Found it difficult to get involved in a disjoined United side in the second half.

Bruno Fernandes (replaced Diallo, 78) – NA

Had a chances late on, but should benefit from the rest.

Not used: Victor Lindelof, Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Scott McTominay.

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