Manchester United travelled to the South Coast earlier this afternoon to face-off against the in-form Southampton in a game which dramatically ended 2-3.
Two stunning set pieces from midfielder James Ward-Prowse helped gift the Saints with an early 2-0 lead, but an inspired second-half appearance from new-striker Edinson Cavani ensured the Reds took all three-points.
In light of today’s game, we have rated every United player who featured.
David De Gea
United’s number-one saw his goal come under fire during a first-half which saw Jan Bednarek score from a corner and James Ward-Prowse curl home a perfect free-kick.
Clattered into the post whilst trying to save Ward-Prowse’s free-kick and consequently forced off through injury at half-time for Dean Henderson.
Not much the right-back could have done to prevent Southampton’s two goals during the first-half but Saints’ winger Moussa Djenpo did cause him problems all afternoon.
Wan-Bissaka did look fairly competent throughout when going forward though.
Looked weak in defence throughout the first-half but did make a handful of key recovery passes throughout the second 45-minutes..
Pulled all over the place during the first-half but looked much improved during the second-half.
Judged when to cover and when to step forward to break-up play well.
Whipped in several good looking balls but wasn’t the most commanding at the back.
United’s new attacking left-back still has some way to go before he can consider his position nailed down.
Subbed off late on for Brandon Williams.
Donny van de Beek
United’s best player throughout the first-half. Kept possession well, found space even better and always looked to go forward.
Faded from the game slightly during the second-half but nevertheless, it’s going to be tough for his manager to demote him back to the bench again.
Didn’t go the Portuguese Magnifico’s way during the first-half. Struggled with Southampton’s physical midfield and was frequently out muscled in the middle of the park.