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Manchester United 2-0 Reading Player ratings

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Manchester United won their fifth straight game under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they beat Reading in the FA Cup

Here’s Player ratings of Manchester United vs Reading

Diogo Dalot 6 – Enjoyed a relatively trouble free game, with most of Reading’s threat coming down the other side, but could have produced more conviction going forward.

Matteo Darmian 7 – Another quietly very good defensive display from the Italian. Used the ball elegantly and rarely let anything in behind him.

Sergio Romero 6 – Poor defending kept the Argentine busy. Made a series of polished saves from various angles, although rarely had to bring out his inner David de Gea with anything spectacular. Will be happy with a first clean sheet of the season.

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Phil Jones 6 – Had a couple of jittery moments in the first half before the game somewhat plateaued after the break.

Scott McTominay 6 – Had a torrid first half, losing possession far too often, but looked more comfortable when moved back to the holding midfield role.

Ashley Young 7 – Solid captain’s performance. Defended resolutely and, in a chaotic first half, ensured the back-line maintained its position.

Andreas Pereira 7 – Needs to play more under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Brazilian was not always tidy in possession but that natural ability with the ball is there to see. Delivered a number of clever passes round the corner and through the lines, often spotting where loose balls would end up.

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Fred 5 – A deeply frustrating performance. Regularly lost the ball in key areas and often found himself muscled off the ball.

Juan Mata 5 – Won a penalty and then scored it to get his team going after a patchy opening 20 minutes. Had a largely poor first half as he struggled to pick out space further up the pitch.

Alexis Sanchez 6 – An encouraging performance. Played with good aggression, winning the ball in key areas, and supplied an excellent assist for Lukaku. Came off with a knock in the second half.

Romelu Lukaku 5 – Scored a very well taken goal on the stroke of half time but, aside from that, did absolutely nothing of note. Needs to offer a lot more to challenge Marcus Rashford.

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Substitutes

  • Tahith Chong
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Marcus Rashford