Player ratings as shocking Saints concede nine (again)
Manchester United won a record 9-0 win over Southampton on Wednesday night, with the Saints ending a miserable Tuesday night with nine men.
The game got off to an explosive start when 19-year-old Alexandre Jankewitz was sent off for a gruesome challenge over Scott McTominay, under two minutes in his first Premier League start.
United were quick to maintain their men’s advantage with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford both scoring good goals before the half hour mark. An own goal from Jan Bednarek and a header from Edinson Cavani before half-time meant the hosts had entered the break 4-0.
Che Adams believed he pulled one out for the visitors, only to have his strike ruled out for offside (by a finger) right after the break. Substitute Anthony Martial then ended his eight-game drought, clinically finishing Bruno Fernandes cross. A few minutes later, Scott McTominay went 6-0 with a magnificent effort for the first time.
Southampton’s night worsened soon after with Bednarek seeing red for a trip to the box. After a long VAR examination, Bruno Fernandes scored on the spot, before Martial scored an eighth. Daniel James then added a ninth in downtime to top off a perfect night for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team and the worst for the Saints since, well you know…
Here are your player ratings for United and the Saints from Old Trafford.
David de Gea (GK) – 6/10 – Was forced to a stop, otherwise was pretty much the only spectator in the ground. The only long ball he attempted found its target, so that’s good.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) – 8/10 – You have a very rare goal after perfectly timing his run to the back post. One of his best offensive displays in a United shirt.
Victor Lindelof (CB) – 7/10 – Some great long passes. A lack of focus that allowed Adams to sneak in can be forgiven.
Harry Maguire (CB) – 8/10 – Almost operated like another midfielder at times. Rarely disturbed defensively and moved the ball well.
Luke Shaw (LB) – 9/10 – Stole the show against his old club. Created two goals and was right on the defensive end. There is no better English left-back in current form.
Scott McTominay (CM) – 8/10 – Well rebounded after being at the end of a horror tackle during the first exchanges. Showed great technique for his goal.
Fred (CM) – 8/10 – I went about his business in a calm but efficient manner. Part of his passing was superb.
Bruno Fernandes (AM) – 10/10 – Truly excellent once again. His ball in Martial’s goal was the culmination of an influential performance in which he scored and had two assists.
Marcus Rashford (RW) – 9/10 – Gave the Saints all kinds of trouble and scored a big goal before being taken out on time.
Edinson Cavani (ST) – 8/10 – Must start every game he is fit. Another accomplished center-forward display topped off with an excellent header.
Mason Greenwood (LW) – 8/10 – Created the second goal with a bad cross. Will be emptied of not having scored in this festival of goals.
Donny van de Beek – 7/10 – Has been involved in a few of United’s sharp passing moves around the edge of the box.
Anthony Martial – 9/10 – Ended his scoreless run with two really well taken goals.
Daniel James – 7/10 – I fell behind on several occasions and ended the evening with a goal.
Alex McCarthy (GK) – 2/10 – Nine conceded. Nothing else to say really.
Kayne Ramsay (RB) – 3/10 – Seemed very fragile in the first half, plunging into the challengers and battling United’s ruthless left side. Continued to hook up after the break, but still struggling.
Jan Bednarek (CB) – 1/10 – Had a nightmare afternoon, awkwardly putting one in his own net before being sent off.
Jack Stephens (CB) – 3/10 – Fight. Missed a baseline header for Cavani’s goal and looked ropey all night.
Ryan Bertrand (LB) – 4/10 – Not as troubled as his right-wing counterpart, but he has always struggled to contain United’s overload.
Moussa Djenepo (RM) – 3/10 – I had a hard time keeping Shaw under control. Offered next to nothing for the future.
James Ward-Prowse (CM) – 4/10 – Provided some resistance to the onslaught of the United States with five interceptions and three tackles.
Alexandre Jankewitz (CM) – 1/10 – What the hell was he thinking? An incredibly gruesome challenge so early in the game.
Stuart Armstrong (LM) – 4/10 – He worked hard and sometimes managed to move his team forward.
Danny Ings (ST) – 4/10 – Unable to follow Wan-Bissaka for the opening of the match. Staved of service after that so could not make amends.
Che Adams (ST) – 4/10 – A goal was sorely ruled out from offside just after half-time. Worked on his socks.
Nathan Redmond – 6/10 – The saints improved after his arrival.
Allan Tchaptchet – N / A