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Manchester United 1-3 PSG PLAYER RATINGS: Neymar at his clinical best to score twice for visitors

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It’s all to play for in Group H after PSG beat Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.

Neymar scored twice for last season’s Champions League finalists, with captain Marquinhos netting the other for the visitors after Marcus Rashford had cancelled out the Brazilian forward’s opener.

United were also reduced to 10 men when Fred was sent off after escaping a red card in the first half, and here Sportsmail rates both sets of players from the enthralling fixture. 

Neymar scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain as the beat Manchester United at Old Trafford

Neymar scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain as the beat Manchester United at Old Trafford

MANCHESTER UTD (4-2-3-1)

David De Gea – 6

Weak attempt to stop first goal but had little chance with the other two.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6

Another busy night marking Mbappe and struggled at times.

Victor Lindelof – 6.5 

Swede was composed in the face of a very lively PSG attack.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka had another busy night marking Kylian Mbappe and struggled at times

Aaron Wan-Bissaka had another busy night marking Kylian Mbappe and struggled at times

Harry Maguire – 6

Bamboozled by Neymar in the build-up to PSG’s third goal.

Alex Telles – 7

United’s new left-back continues to impress. Got forward well again.

Fred – 5

Red card was harsh but overdue after first-half clashes with Paredes.

Fred's red card was harsh but overdue after first-half clashes with Leandro Paredes

Fred’s red card was harsh but overdue after first-half clashes with Leandro Paredes

Scott McTominay – 6.5

Beaten by Mbappe for first goal but gave very little else away.

Marcus Rashford = 7 

PSG’s bogeyman struck again with help of big deflection but injured later.

Bruno Fernandes – 6.5

Final passing lacking at times but still a real threat to PSG.

Marcus Rashford is PSG's bogeyman and he struck again with help of big deflection

Marcus Rashford is PSG’s bogeyman and he struck again with help of big deflection

Anthony Martial – 5.5 

Back from illness and guilty of awful miss early in second half.

Edinson Cavani – 6.5 

PSG’s all-time top scorer was denied great goal by the bar.

Subs: Bailly, Pogba (for Rashford 74, 6.5), Mata, Greenwood (for Martial 79, 6), Lingard, James, Fosu-Mensah, Ighalo, Henderson, Matic, Williams, Van de Beek (for Cavani 79, 6). 

Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 6

Will regret not replacing Fred when he had the chance. This was a big setback.

PSG's all-time top scorer Edinson Cavani was denied a great goal for United by the bar

PSG’s all-time top scorer Edinson Cavani was denied a great goal for United by the bar

PSG (4-3-3)

Keylor Navas – 6.5 

Not tested enough by United. Had no chance with the deflected goal.

Alessandro Florenzi – 7

Real threat crossing from the right and tested De Gea with a shot too.

Marquinhos – 7.5 

PSG captain made brilliant block to deny Martial and hit bar at other end before netting.

PSG captain Marquinhos made a brilliant block to deny Martial before netting the second

PSG captain Marquinhos made a brilliant block to deny Martial before netting the second

Abdou Diallo – 6

Dropped off Rashford and then failed to close him down on the goal.

Presnel Kimpembe – 6.5 

Solid at the back as United struggled to find a way through the middle.

Marco Verratti – 6.5

Italian’s passing kept PSG ticking over. Always in the thick of things.

Danilo Pereira – 6 

Powerful presence but will regret sticking out his foot for United goal.

Marco Verratti kept PSG ticking over and the Italian maestro was always in the thick of things

Marco Verratti kept PSG ticking over and the Italian maestro was always in the thick of things

Leandro Paredes – 5.5 

Went down too easily in Fred clash and was booked for tackle on his rival.

Neymar – 8 

Clinical first goal and brilliant work to round it off with the third.

Moise Kean – 5 

This is what we’ve come to expect from the Everton man. Quiet and ineffective.

Kylian Mbappe – 7.5 

Great run set up opening goal and full of attacking intent on the left.

Neymar was at his best to finish the goals and showed brilliant work to round off the win

Neymar was at his best to finish the goals and showed brilliant work to round off the win

Subs: Kehrer (for Florenzi 68) Di Maria, Rafinha (for Verratti 68), Rico, Kurzawa, Herrera (for Paredes 65), Bakker (for Keane 65), Gueye, Letellier, Dagba, Pembele, Fadiga 

Thomas Tuchel – 7

PSG coach has suffered at the hands of United so he deserved this victory.

Referee: Daniele Orsato – 5 

Puzzling decision not to send off Fred earlier but he got there in the end.

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