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Man United player ratings vs Southampton: Fred and Marcus Rashford good

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David de Gea

The first goal did not reflect well on him and he was not well prepared for James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick, that ended in injury. Came off hurt. 3

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Another sub-par performance and even when United were dominant Wan-Bissaka was absent from their attacks. 5

Victor Lindelof

Marcus Rashford was inexplicably tasked with marking Jan Bednarek at the corner when it should have been a centre half. Had an easier second-half. 6

Harry Maguire

Like Lindelof, Maguire may wonder why he was not on Bednarek. Southampton’s speed caused Maguire problems. Led laudably. 6

Alex Telles

Sloppy with his passing and did not look comfortable in dealing with the proactive Kyle Walker-Peters. 6

Nemanja Matic

Started fluently and played a key role in United’s attacks until Southampton matched the visitors’ intensity. 6

Fred

Purposeful, pressed and looked comfortable on the right of a diamond again. 7

Donny van de Beek

Key to United’s early dominance even though he was on the left and drew a number of fouls. 7

Bruno Fernandes

Should have buried an easy chance from Alex McCarthy’s parry at 1-0. Rewarded United for their dominance by scoring in the second-half. 6

Mason Greenwood

Shot wide with the goal gaping at 0-0 and was denied by McCarthy. A missed opportunity in every sense – he was substituted at half-time. 4

Marcus Rashford

Could have had a penalty in the first-half and missed a great chance in the second but was offside. Kept going until the end and crossed for Cavani. 7

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Manchester United secured a dramatic comeback victory at Southampton on Sunday, largely thanks to Edinson Cavani’s two goals off the bench.

Bruno Fernandes’ goal set Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on course to battle back from 2-0 at St Mary’s, giving United a third successive Premier League win.

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Subs

Dean Henderson

Handled shots with care and motivated teammates. 7

Edinson Cavani

United benefited from his experience and he played a key role in Fernandes scoring. Finished instinctively to make it 2-2 and then scored the winner in injury-time. 9

Brandon Williams

Came on late. 5

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

United created chances with the diamond, though its looseness was exploited. The introduction of Cavani was key. 8

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