MAN UTD’s miserable run came to an end with a hard-fought win over Burnley.
The Red Devils rode their luck in the first half when the hosts struck the inside of the post through Zeki Amdouni.
GettyJonny Evans rolled back the years and put on a masterful performance for Man Utd[/caption]
However, Bruno Fernandes’ stunning volley just before half-time settled them down.
Erik ten Hag’s men held on to secure all three points at Turf Moor, in what will be a morale boosting victory.
Here’s how SunSport’s Neil Custis rated Man Utd’s stars.
Andre Onana – 6
Better from the Cameroon international after his howler in Munich helped Bayern on the way to a 4-3 win. Good save early on from Zeki Amdouni.
Diogo Dalot – 6
Did a job at the back but simply does not give what Aaron Wan-Bissaka does going forward.
Victor Lindelof – 8
Combined well with Evans as Ten Hag has to keep chopping and changing his back four. Made a number of timely challenges and interceptions.
Jonny Evans – 9
Eyebrows were raised when he found his way onto the United start sheet for the first time in eight and-a-half years but what a return. Very unfortunate to have his fine header chalked off by VAR then produced a brilliant ball from deep for Bruno Fernandes to volley United into the lead. Best defender on the pitch.
Sergio Reguilon – 6
An emergency stand-in due to injuries that have decimated United’s first choice back four and this too was better from him after midweek but you have to take the opposition into it account.
Casemiro – 6
Still not looking the player who was so inspirational last season. If he was in fourth of fifth gear then he is in about two now. Also, why was he wearing gloves, he should try coming here in January.
AlamyCasemiro, in gloves, isn’t looking as inspirational as last season[/caption]
Scott McTominay – 6
Injuries to other players have given his United career an unlikely boost after he looked to be on his way in the summer. However, still looks like a player who knows his days at the club are numbered.
Hannibal Mejbri – 7
Deserved this start for giving United one of their few highlights last weekend with his consolation goal in the defeat by Brighton. Gives the midfield some much needed energy.
Bruno Fernandes – 8
What a goal from the captain. Caught Jonny Evans deep pass absolutely perfectly to fire a shot across James Trafford and into the far bottom corner.
Marcus Rashford – 6
A bright start finding teammates and had a shot from a narrow angle that found the side netting. But is tending to fade if things don’t happen for him early on. Brightened up again late in the game.
EPAMarcus Rashford was largely anonymous[/caption]
Rasmus Hojlund – 6
Didn’t need to hamper James Trafford in an offside position leading to the VAR decision denying Jonny Evans header. Doubtful the Burnley goalkeeper would have got to it anyway but that gave the video ref a reason to chalk the goal off.
Raphael Varane (on for Reguilon 79) – 6
His return to fitness will be much appreciate. Came on late and slotted in alongside Evans as Lindelof was moved to left-back.
Sofyan Amrabat (on for Jonny Evans 89)
Strange decision late even if it was only for a few minutes.