Player ratings from Manchester United’s win at Burnley

Manchester United returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Burnley on an eventful afternoon at Turf Moor.

Romelu Lukaku struck twice for the Red Devils but Paul Pogba missed a second-half penalty and Marcus Rashford was given his marching orders for a headbutt on Phil Bardsley.

Lukaku opened the scoring by heading home Alexis Sanchez’s cross.

He made it 2-0 moments before the break with United seemingly in cruise control.

And they hung on for their second win of the season despite Joe Hart’s save from Pogba’s spot kick and Rashford’s moment of madness.

Here’s how the players rated…


Hart 8

Blameless for goals and produced a string of throwback saves

Bardsley 5

Booked. For his sly wind-up kick, lucky not to walk with Rashford

Tarkowski 6

Enjoyed the physical battle but always looked vulnerable

Mee 5

Will be glad that is over, given a torrid time by Lukaku

Taylor 5

Never offered enough support in rare home counter-attacks

Lennon 6

Scampered around in ever-decreasing circles to little effect

Westwood 6

Usual tidy, diligent self but little ambition in his passing

Cork 5

The odd elegant intervention but pretty much a bystander

McNeil 7

Booked. Understandably nervous but showed flashes of his undoubted talent

Hendrick 5

Another not quick enough to support his lone striker


Never without a defender on his back, a tough afternoon


Vokes (Hendrick 58 mins) 6

Barnes (McNeil 79 mins) 6

Vydra (Wood 84 mins) 6


De Gea 6

After a busy start to the season, hopefully enjoyed his day off

Valencia 5

Still not showing great attacking ambition but did not need to

Smalling 6

Mopped up the occasional loose ball but generally untested

Lindelof 6

Showed more aggression in his dealings with Wood. Better

Shaw 7

Booked. Barrelled forward at every opportunity, continuing decent form

Pogba 7

Hollywood nonsense, including penalty, mixed in with dominance

Matic 6

Employed slightly further forward and seems to relish it

Fellaini 8

Asked to win a lot of headers and did exactly that

Lingard 6

Showed his standard effervescence but finishing was awry

Sanchez 8

Booked. Buzzed relentlessly around tired opponents, always a threat

Lukaku 9

Booked. Great header for his first, great awareness for his second


Rashford (Sanchez 61 mins) 3

Herrera (Lingard 76mins) 6

Bailly (Pogba 92 mins)

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