Eric Bailly gets just 2 but Anthony Martial earns 8 as Manchester United snatch thriller over Newcastle

Alex Broun 23:07 06/10/2018
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Anthony Martial was among United's best in the comeback win over Newcastle.

It was an astonishing comeback at Old Trafford on Saturday night as Manchester United were dead and buried at 2-0 down against Newcastle.

But the Red Devils summoned the spirit of old and came back to snatch a thrilling 3-2 victory with a goal from Alexis Sanchez in the 90th minute.

Here are our United player ratings:

David de Gea – Could have done more to prevent both goals but made a stunning save when United were 2-0 down to keep them in the match. 6

Chris Smalling – Found napping for both Newcastle’s goals but got forward in the second half to try to get United back in the match. 5

Eric Bailly – Ripped off after just 19 minutes after Newcastle took a shock 2-0 lead and did very little in his time on the field. 2

Ashley Young – Busy without being effective. Two tackles and pass success rate of just 67 per cent. Increasingly caught out for pace. 5

Luke Shaw – One of United’s best, two tackles won, three aerial duels and got down the left to try to launch attacks. 7

Paul Pogba – A threat going forward, made some telling passes, seemed to be playing at the middle of the back three in second half. 7

Nemanja Matic – A misfiring first half but increasingly came into the game in the second half, lost the ball four times but won five aerial duels. 5

Scott McTominay – May even fall out of favour with Mourinho after this showing, three tackles but innocuous before being replaced at half-time. 4

Marcus Rashford – A poor performance from the England man, two good chances both botched, replaced by Sanchez on 67 minutes. 4

Romelu Lukaku – His early season accuracy has deserted him and he just can’t find his scoring touch, battled on and kept Newcastle’s defenders busy. 5

Anthony Martial – Lively for the full 90 minutes, constantly threatening, and took his goal superbly after a delicious one-two with Pogba. 8


Juan Mata – On after just 19 minutes and sparked the revival with a superb free kick on 70 minutes. Busy in attack. 7

Marouane Fellaini – Once again the big Belgian comes to the rescue, changing the game with his hulking presence as a halftime sub. 7

Alexis Sanchez – Worked hard to get in position after coming on in 67 minutes, snatched the winner with a well-placed header. 7

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