Man United player ratings as Young and Bailly struggle against Newcastle

Alexis Sanchez struck a last-gasp winner to complete a second-half fightback for Manchester United .

Kenedy gave the visitors a dream start and things went to bad to worse for the hosts when Yoshinori Muto doubled Newcastle’s lead shortly after.

Jose Mourinho reacted by hauling off Eric Bailly, with Scott McTominay reverting to centre-back. He was then replaced in defence by Paul Pogba in the second half.

United improved after the interval and Juan Mata handed them a lifeline 20 minutes from time.

Martial hauled them level soon after before Sanchez landed the decisive blow on the stroke of full-time.

Here’s how they rated:


De Gea 7

Fine save to deny Shelvey and prevent United from going 3-0 down inside 20 minutes. Also saved well from Muto.

Young 4

Turned inside out for both goals, firstly by Kenedy and them Muto. A day he will want to forget.

Smalling 5

Looled anxious throughout and poor positionally.

Bailly 4

Looked shaky early on and made way for Mata after just 18 minutes with United chasing the game.

Shaw 5

Culpable in the ove that led to the opener. Booked for a cynical foul towards the end of the first-half.

Matic 5

Caught in possession too easily. Failed to cut out throw-in which led to opener. Switched to central defence for second-half.

McTominay 6

Took the place of Bailly in central defence when he was subbed but never looked comfortable. Hooked for Fellaini at the break.

Pogba 7

United needed their club record signing to step up to the plate and he was quiet until flick for Martial to scored equaliser.

Rashford 5

Somehow sent a free header wide of the target with the goal at his mercy midway through first-half. Subbed.

Lukaku 5

Poor first touch and another who was sloppy in possession. One decent cross in first-half. That was it.

Martial 7

Was ineffective until his thumping strike drew United level with 14 minutes left.

Subs: Mata 8 (Bailly, 18), Fellaini 6 (McTominay, 46), Sanchez 6 (Rashford, 66)

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