Man United player ratings: Rashford stars; Pogba and Martial impress

Manchester United player ratings

Got off to the worst possible start as he lost the ball in his area to gift the Blades a goal, but recovered to make a smart stop from McGoldrick later in the half. He’ll move on from that error, but will rue wasting a great opportunity to take the No1 jersey off David de Gea.

These games don’t necessarily suit the defender’s style, and he looked a little tired at times. Always impressive at the back, but the match highlighted United’s need for a more attacking right-back on these nights.

Solid if unremarkable. He could not have expected Henderson to lose possession so cheaply for the early goal, but needlessly invited pressure. Dealt with the aerial threat well after the break.

Got an assist with a fine long ball for Rashford to thump home the equaliser. His ability on the ball marks him out in these games. However, he still lacks confidence in the air, and made lift difficult at the end as his header went in off McGoldrick.

Acquitted himself well, but was given little help at times which left him exposed to the overlap.

A calming presence amid the fire and fury of United’s front line. Had less to do as the hosts tired, but gave Solskjaer’s side a good shape.

The World Cup winner is always under the microscope, and threw off his gloves soon after United went a goal down as he took the game by the scruff of the neck. A cute ball over the top resulted in Martial scoring United’s second, and two great spins deep in his own half started the move for the third goal. These are the games he should be running – and he did so today.

Lively, but lacked his usual incision from the right. Still, his pace drew the hosts’ defence out for Rashford to capitalise for the third goal. Replaced by Mata with the job done.

Not at his effervescent best, but kept play ticking over and battled well. Played a role in United’s third with a great flick to Greenwood, and was a nuisance in the middle – with a lovely pass to Mata almost bringing a fourth goal. Subbed off for Van de Beek 11 minutes from time.

A sublime first touch allowed him to thrash home United’s leveller for what will surely be a goal of the month contender. Terrified the Blades with his pace, and got his second soon after the break.

The French forward has struggled badly this season, but looked more dangerous linking with Pogba and scored a real poacher’s goal to put United in front. His touch for Rashford’s second goal will go down as an assist whether he meant to pass it or not, but a good night for Martial.

Juan Mata (Greenwood 73′) N/A

Almost had an immediate assist for Martial on the right, and went close with a volley.

Donny van de Beek (Fernandes 80′) N/A

Brought on for some rare minutes, but the game turned with Sheffield United’s second goal and he was left to help out in defence.

Scott McTominay (Martial 90’) N/A

Came on to batten down the hatches.

Subs not used: De Gea, Fred, James, Shaw

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