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Man United player ratings: Henderson and Mata brilliant vs Brighton

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Dean Henderson

Solid save from Jahanbakhsh in the first half and en even better save in the second half to deny Trossard. Doing what he needs to do. 7

Diogo Dalot

Solid enough. Given room to break into as Mata drifted inside but had few options when in possession as a result. 6

Victor Lindelof

Loose in possession at the start of both halves and made a mistake that almost let Brighton in during the second half. 5

Eric Bailly

Made a superb sliding block early in the second half and was positionally excellent all night. Has to be putting Lindelof under pressure for a start alongside Maguire in the league. 8

Brandon Williams

Got forward well and picked out some smart passes, but often looked to cut back on to his right foot. Untroubled defensively. 6

Scott McTominay

Took his goal well and was a vocal presence in midfield, barking out orders throughout. 7

Fred

United’s best midfield presser and he showed that again when Brighton tried to play out from the back. 6

Donny van de Beek

Wasn’t heavily involved until creating Mata’s second goal with a stylish flick. That showed how dangerous he can be in the advanced role. 7

Juan Mata

An outstanding performance. Created the first goal and scored the second, although he was involved in the build-up three or four times as well. 8

Daniel James

Drifted out of the game after a bright start. Played in his favoured position on the left but didn’t find it easy. 5

Odion Ighalo

Lost his balance when presented with a good first-half chance and didn’t offer much of a presence in attack. 5

Subs

Paul Pogba

Planted a header wide when he could have scored but added some poise in midfield when United were under pressure. Fortuitously found the net with a deflected free-kick that was going wide. 7

Marcus Rashford

Stretched the play in a centre forward pitch which immediately gave United more space to play in. 6

Jesse Lingard

Brief cameo, didn’t have much time to influence proceedings. 6

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Made changes once again but wasn’t afraid to use a strong bench to go and kill the game. 7

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