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Manchester United player ratings: Anthony Martial and David de Gea poor vs Sheffield United

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Man United lost in the Premier League for the first time since November to Sheffield United and here are how the players rated.

David de Gea

Billy Sharp’s shove could not legislate for De Gea’s feeble goalkeeping as United conceded from yet another corner. Abysmal clearance for the second. 4

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Much better going forward and one of United’s more reliable attackers all night down the right. 6

Axel Tuanzebe

Started well but got caught under the ball for Kean Bryan’s header and booked before his awry positioning allowed Sheffield United to regain the lead. 4

Harry Maguire

Did not properly keep check on Sharp or David McGoldrick. Unfortunate to be penalised for another aerial duel and then scored with a superb header. 6

Alex Telles

A major downgrade on Luke Shaw from open play at left-back but trumped him in claiming an assist from a corner. 6

Nemanja Matic

Struggled to justify his starting status after Sheffield United went ahead. Not as quick with the ball as the fleet-footed Fred. 5

Paul Pogba

Had plenty of the ball without affecting the play often enough and did not grab the game by the lapels. 5

Mason Greenwood

United’s brightest forward in a blunt first-half. Missed an excellent chance on his right foot early in the second. Unlucky to be substituted. 6

Bruno Fernandes

Played too high and deprived United of a conduit between the midfield and attack in the first-half. Created a chance for Mason Greenwood. 5

Marcus Rashford

Had little joy on the left and moved to the right, where he also got little change out of the Sheffield United defenders. 5

Anthony Martial

Needed treatment early on and United needed to change Martial for Cavani there and then. Completely cowed but not substituted. 3

Subs

Edinson Cavani

Should have come on sooner. Alert. 5

Luke Shaw

Tried. 5

Donny van de Beek

Barely had an impact. 5

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Rested too many regulars, took an eternity to make the first change and even longer to react to going 2-1 down. No change in formation at all. 3