Man Utd player ratings vs Southampton: Cavani the hero but four stars struggle despite win

Edinson Cavani’s brace and assist off the bench helped Manchester United to come from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2 away at Southampton on Sunday afternoon. Express Sport rates and slates the Red Devils after the Uruguayan netted a stoppage-time winner at St Mary’s.

Manchester United player ratings vs Southampton

David de Gea – 5

Beaten at the near post with both of the goals before injuring his knee. May be out for while, fit or not.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5

Tried too many tricks in the first half and conceded possession a little too easily.

Victor Lindelof – 5

Lost a 50-50 challenge to Theo Walcott – says it all really. Too flaky for United once again.

Harry Maguire – 6

Tried to galvanise the defence and was the one steady stone in a very wobbly structure.

Alex Telles – 6

Steady enough performance but offered little extra going forward when United really needed it.

Fred – 6

Improved as the game went on but hardly a driving force as United edged their way back into it.

Nemanja Matic – 7

Played an increasing role in giving United platform to attack without so much fear of a counter.

Donny van de Beek – 6

Struggled to get involved after making his first Premier League start. Still has not got going.

Bruno Fernandes – 7

Key part in getting United back in the game with a level-headed finish for opening goal and assist for second.

Marcus Rashford – 7

Struggled in the first half but looked a lot more dangerous when he moved left to make way for Cavani. Set up United’s winner.

Mason Greenwood – 5

Missed two good chances and then taken off at half time when his team needed goals.

Substitutes

Dean Henderson (on for De Gea min 46) – 6

Edinson Cavani (on for Greenwood min 46) – 9 

MAN OF THE MATCH – turned the game on its head for United with an assist and two goals.

Brandon Williams (on for Telles min 84) – N/A

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