Man United player ratings vs West Brom: Defensive disaster-class from Maguire but VAR drama saves the Reds

Manchester United hosted Slavan Bilic’s West Brom in this evening’s late Premier League kick-off.

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Manchester United hosted Slavan Bilic’s West Brom in this evening’s late Premier League kick-off.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched on as his Reds bagged their first home win of the season in a 1-0 victory, thanks to yet another Bruno Fernandes spot-kick.

Coming into tonight’s game, the Red Devils were sat in 14th place in the table knowing nothing less than all three-points would satisfy the United faithful.

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Having failed to win a single home game so far this season, the pressure was on but after a decent 3-1 victory over Everton at Goodison Park last time out, Solskjaer guided his side into this evening’s game in good spirits.

In light of the Reds’ performance this evening, we have rated every United player who featured.

David De Gea

United’s number-one made a superb finger-tip save during the first-half to deny West Brom a shock opener.

Crossbar came to the Spaniard’s rescue mid-way through the second-half but when called upon, United’s number-one didn’t disappoint.

Rating: 7/10

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Looked comfortable during the game, nothing major to report.

United’s right-back is slowly beginning to find himself higher up the pitch more often as his wide link-up play continues to improve.

Rating: 6/10

Victor Lindelof

United’s best defender during tonight’s match.

The Swede had an okay second-half, but it must be said, none of the United back-line looked that impressive.

Rating: 6/10

Harry Maguire

His first-half highlight came when he smashed a loose ball into the face of West Brom centre-back Kyle Bartley, other than that, the United captain didn’t do much to impress during the first 45-minutes.

Some questionable defending just shy of the break almost allowed Bartley to get his revenge from a West Brom set-piece. The United defender could have considered himself lucky not to have been subject to a VAR review.

Shocking throughout the second-half as his defensive frailties were glaringly obvious during West Brom’s awarded penalty, despite it eventually being overturned.

Rating: 3/10

Alex Telles

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