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Manchester United 0-0 Southampton: Player ratings as Saints hold United at Old Trafford after Casemiro sees red

Manchester United came into their match against Southampton looking to put behind the humiliating 7-0 defeat against Liverpool last Sunday.

However, they were held to a goalless draw. The Red Devils remain third in the table, while Southampton are bottom of the Premier League. 

United had the first chance of the game when Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes combined before the attacker tested Gavin Bazunu, who palmed his shot away.

Minutes later, the Irishman reacted quickly when Jadon Sancho slipped in Rashford. The attacker’s touch let him down, and Bazunu was able to gather.

David De Gea saved his side as a cross from Romain Perraud found Theo Walcott, but the goalkeeper made a brilliant stop to keep the resulting header out.

Wout Weghorst fluffed his lines from a great position after Armel Bella-Kotchap misread the flight on a Luke Shaw cross. 

Casemiro had received a yellow card earlier for a challenge on Carlos Alcaraz, and Anthony Taylor gave him another yellow for a foul on the same man. It was his second red card in his last three Premier League games for United.

A James Ward-Prowse free-kick hit the wall and veered slightly away from the goal before Raphael Varane thumped a header Bazunu had to divert away.

Following the restart, Scott McTominay almost put the ball in his net after diverting a cross from Kyle Walker-Peters, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka bailed him out.

Ward-Prowse then struck the bar from a free-kick leaving De Gea stranded. He then saved from Walcott in a 1v1 situation.

Both teams had further chances but a flurry of changes killed the momentum as the game ended in a draw at Old Trafford.

Manchester United 0-1 Southampton: Player Ratings 

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David De Gea (7.5/10) – Made some crucial saves to keep his side in the game.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (7/10) – He was typically solid. He won his duels and made an impressive goal-line clearance.

Raphael Varane (7/10) – Today was another superb outing and a clean sheet followed for the former French international.

Lisandro Martinez (7/10) – He put in a solid defensive display, although they dragged him out of position a few times.

Luke Shaw (8/10) – MOTM – The left-back was impressive against his former club. He was electrifying down the left flank and created danger all game.

Casemiro (4/10) – The former Real Madrid man could not complain about the deserved red card. He follows his abysmal performance against Liverpool with another poor showing.

Bruno Fernandes (7.5/10) – He created two big chances and came close with a thunderbolt. The captain played well.

Antony (6/10) – The former Ajax man tried to make things happen, but it was another game without a meaningful contribution.

Wout Weghorst (5.5/10) – Ran a lot, but when a chance fell to him, he couldn’t do anything with it.

Jadon Sancho (7/10) – He was bright and inventive. The England international created a decent chance that Rashford fluffed with his control.

Marcus Rashford (5.5/10) – He missed a big chance to give his side the win, and while he created danger, it was not enough.


Scott McTominay (7/10)

Facundo Pellistri (6/10)

Alejandro Garnacho (N/A)

Harry Maguire (N/A)

Fred (N/A)


Gavin Bazunu (7.5/10) – The goalkeeper made some vital saves to earn his side a point against the Mancs.

Romain Perraud (6/10) – He was adventurous but left much to be desired defensively.

Armel Bella-Kotchap (7.5/10) – It was another titanic display from the 21-year-old. He only had one hiccup that United could not capitalise on. Also, he created a big chance.

Jan Bednarek (7/10) –  Following some good showings in recent weeks, the centre-back delivered another imperious performance.

Kyle Walker-Peters (7.5/10) – The right-back was impressive going forward and defensively. He hit the bar with a well-struck shot.

James Ward-Prowse (7/10) – The Saints captain struck the woodwork and kept things ticking nicely in the middle.

Romeo Lavia (7/10) –  The Chelsea target broke up attacks and moved the ball well. He protected his defence.

Theo Walcott (5.5/10) – The Englishman fluffed his side’s best two chances to get three points today. He should have scored. 

Carlos Alcaraz (5.5/10) – The former Racing club midfielder could not influence proceedings. He didn’t do much.

Kamaldeen Sulemana (5/10) – Wan-Bissaka locked him down and made it a difficult afternoon for him to get going. 

Che Adams (5.5/10) – He ran for his team but did not have the end product to go with the industry.


Paul Onuachu (6/10)

Stuart Armstrong (6/10)

Sekou Mara (N/A)

Adam Armstrong (N/A)

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