Man Utd player ratings: Greenwood dazzles with winner, Maguire pushes team-mates on but Cavani looks his age

MASON GREENWOOD was the matchwinner as Manchester United came from behind to beat Brighton.

It wasn't the most eye-catching of performances, but the three points puts United firmly in the driving seat for second place behind big rivals City

Marcus Rashford had cancelled out old-boy Danny Welbeck's opener for Brighton, who battled hard but lacked that cutting edge.

Here, SunSport's John Hutchinson rates how United's stars fared at Old Trafford.

Dean Henderson – 6

Made a great point-blank save from Welbeck, but unfortunately couldn't get near the rebound.

Held his nerve as Brighton piled forward for the equaliser and looked commanding in his area.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5

Benefitted from a rest recently but you wouldn't have known in a subdued first 45.

Could have taken a few more risks in the second period to build some attacks down his flank


Victor Lindelof – 6

Caught under the ball for Welbeck's opening goal.

But battled well against the former Red Devil and Maupay and is very much a confidence player.

Harry Maguire – 7

Looked his composed usual self on the ball, but needed to give his team-mates some more urging that dour first 45.

Became a pressing midfielder in the second half as United raised their line well into the Brighton half.

Luke Shaw – 6

Made his usual marauding runs in the first half, but often ran into a blind alley.

Kept going forward in the second half and his confidence is flying him into the left-back spot for England at the Euros.

Fred – 5

United's trophy-winning teams of yesteryear demanded more of their midfielders than 'looking busy'.

The Brazilian would be a good squad player going forward but surely doesn't merit being a regular these days.

Paul Pogba – 6

Frenchman was preferred to the likes of McTominay and Van de Beek in the middle of the park, but had a quiet first 45.

Stunning pass into Fernandes on the hour mark that the Portuguese star should have done better with.

Mason Greenwood – 8

Looked the more lively of United's attacking players in the first half, and hit the post with a rasping drive.

Confidence carried into the second, and wasn't afraid to have a run and shot – and his header was a real poacher's effort.

Bruno Fernandes – 7

Injured his back early on, and that seemed to knock him off his game.

But still got his trademark assist for Rashford's equaliser and was involved in the winner – standard.

Marcus Rashford – 6

You'd have forgotten he was playing that poor first-half showing.

But the true sign of a world class player is they never take their eye off the ball, and he slotted home a beautiful equaliser before being subbed off ten minutes later with injury.

Edinson Cavani – 4

Had to watch the midfield pass it around without ever actually getting the ball into his feet in the first 45.

But was a lifeless display up top for the 34-year-old Uruguayan and no surprise to see him subbed off.


Dan James (replaced Rashford, 72) – 6

Tried to get United motoring to complete a turnaround, and played his part in that.

Donny van de Beek (replaced Cavani, 81) – 6

Unlucky as if Greenwood wasn't there he would have probably scored the winner as he was just behind.

Scott McTominay (replaced Pogba, 84) – NA

(not used): David de Gea, Lee Grant, Amad Diallo, Nemanja Matic, Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe.

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