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Man United player ratings vs Real Sociedad: Fred and Fernandes impress

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Dean Henderson

Made an important save during the frenzied start and was dependable in dealing with crosses. Another clean sheet. 7

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Booked early on and made some risky challenges but defended solidly and stayed on for the full duration. 7

Eric Bailly

Had an erratic start that let Adnan Januzaj in but regained composure. Much more settled when United went 2-0 up. 6

Harry Maguire

Did not look comfortable against Sociedad’s pace but executed a key clearance early in the second-half when it was 1-0. 6

Alex Telles

Dealt well with Januzaj and was proactive in the attacking third as well. One of his best performances for United. 8

Scott McTominay

Reiterated his importance with a box-to-box performance. A doubt going into the game, he came off early in the second-half. 7

Fred

Provided balance next to McTominay and behind Bruno Fernandes in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s favoured midfield trio and his assist for Marcus Rashford was quality. 7

Mason Greenwood

Performed selflessly and mucked in in defence when he should have occupied a more central role. Unfortunate to be flagged when he seemed to have assisted James. 6

Bruno Fernandes

Where would United be without him? Fernandes notched his 20th goal of the season with the expertise of a striker and then got another. 8

Daniel James

The only dubious inclusion and it showed. Nigh-on anonymous and ran around like a headless chicken. Improved in the second-half, kept going and got a goal. 6

Marcus Rashford

Rashford was the wrong man in the right places in the first-half. Wasted three excellent chances but got his goal in the second and had key roles in Fernandes’ goals. 6

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Fernandes makes it 1-0

Manchester United’s European campaign got back under way with a bang, as they thrashed Real Sociedad 4-0 in the first leg of the Europa League last 32.

United have one foot in the last 16 of the competition ahead of the second leg, while they now switch their focus to Newcastle at home in the Premier League on Sunday.

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Subs

Nemanja Matic

Important clearance shortly after he came on. 6

Anthony Martial

Sent on to boost his confidence. 5

Amad

Made his debut with a late cameo. 6

Juan Mata

Made his comeback after a three-week absence. 6

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Managed the balance of rotating the team and respecting Sociedad well, freshening up the team with logical recalls. 8

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