David de Gea and Young star for Manchester United: Player ratings Red Devils beat Watford 2-1

David De Gea

Manchester United recorded back-to-back wins, thanks to a fine performance against Watford at Vicarage Road.

The home side were perfect in the Premier League with four wins on the trot but goals from Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling gave us a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Andre Gray pulled a goal back for the Hornets after the break and the home side dominated the second half. Things got a little tough as Nemanja Matic got his marching orders for a second yellow card but we held on.

Looking back at the tough encounter at Vicarage Road, here are the player ratings from the game.

David de Gea – 8.5/10

De Gea pulled off a couple of great saves, including one in the dying minutes, to ensure we came out with all three points in the bag.

Antonio Valencia – 6.5/10

The right-back didn’t attack as much as he normally does but he did a decent job on his side of the defence.

Chris Smalling – 7.5/10

The Englishman had some tough moments, especially in the second half, but scored a wonderful volley to gift us a two-goal lead.

Victor Lindelof – 7/10

A decent performance from the young Swede against Troy Deeney and hopefully, he will get better in the coming weeks.

Ashley Young – 8/10

Young was exceptional with his deliveries as he helped create both goals against his former side.

Nemanja Matic – 7/10

Matic was having a good game until he needlessly picked up a second booking which could have been costly.

Manchester United midfielder Fellaini.

Marouane Fellaini – 7/10

The Belgian did his normal job in the heart of the park and won a number of headers for the team.

Paul Pogba – 7/10

Pogba could have scored a couple of goals in the first half but he didn’t play the same way in the second half.

Alexis Sanchez – 6/10

The Chilean didn’t look his best even though he got Ben Foster to make a save and was eventually taken off by Mourinho.

Jesse Lingard – 6/10

Lingard was another player who wasn’t up for the game against the Hornets.

Romelu Lukaku – 7/10

The Belgian might have been a little lucky with the goal he scored but he now has four goals from four starts.


Anthony Martial – 6/10

It wasn’t the greatest introduction to the game as Martial looked a little off the pace but he slowly came into the match.

Scott McTominay – 5/10

The youngster was a late substitute for Sanchez but didn’t really do much after coming on.

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Eric Bailly – N/A

Didn’t have a lot of time to make a mark in the game.