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Manchester United 3 Newcastle United 2: Red Devils’ Player Ratings

Amuda Segun

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Manchester United ended a four-match winless run in all competitions after Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to score a late winner in a 3-2 home win over Newcastle United in the Premier League.

The Magpies took a shock lead in the 7th minute through Brazilian winger Kenedy before Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto added a second goal three minutes later.

Newcastle United had several chances to kill off their opponents in the first half but failed to take it and that came back to haunt the Northeast club.

Juan Mata and Anthony Martial scored two goals in six minutes to level matters for the Red Devils before the late winner from Sanchez.

Manchester United (4-3-3):

David De Gea 8

Kept Manchester United in the game with a stunning first-half save to deny Muto.

Ashley Young 6

Was lucky not to have conceded a penalty in the first half for a clear handball. He redeemed himself by providing the cross for the late winner from Sanchez.

Eric Bailly 3

Sacrificed for a change in tactical approach very early in the first half.

Chris Smalling 5

Struggled to deal with the Newcastle United attack.

Luke Shaw 6

Put in a good shift at left back.

Nemanja Matic 4

The Serbian had a disappointing game by his standard.

Scott McTominay 4

The young midfielder struggled at centre back after he was moved there from his natural position.

Paul Pogba 6

Had a disappointing first half but he improved a great deal in the second half.

Marcus Rashford 4

Missed a very good first half chance but was largely anonymous until he made way for Sanchez.

Romelu Lukaku 5

Didn’t do much going forward but he was able to make a telling contribution by clearing off the line.

Anthony Martial 7

Scored the crucial equaliser for his side.

Substitutes

Juan Mata (for Eric Bailly 18′) 7.5

Started the fightback for the Red Devils

Marouane Fellaini (for Scott McTominay 46′) 5

Was an attacking threat for Manchester United.

Alexis Sanchez (for Marcus Rashford 67′) 7

Scored the winning goal on the stroke of full-time

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I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.