How did the players fare in Newcastle's home defeat to Man United?


NEWCASTLE (4-1-4-1):

9 DARLOW: Produced a magnificent save from Fernandes’ penalty and continued playing even though he could barely walk in the final ten minutes

3 Krafth: Struggled from the word go against the lively James and Mata – the vast majority of Man United’s attacking came down their left

5 Lascelles: Kept on trying as he returned from injury, but struggled to deal with the pace and movement of the Man United attack

4 Fernandez: Allowed Maguire to get ahead of him for Man United’s equaliser and was pulled out of position all night

5 Lewis: Fared better than Krafth on the opposite flank, although his attacking involvement was extremely limited

5 Hayden: Helped just about hold things together in the first half, but was forced off through injury at the start of the second

3 Joelinton: After a couple of improved displays, this was Newcastle’s record signing back to his anonymous worst – offered nothing

4 Hendrick: Was moved into a more central area but was outplayed by his opponents in red at the heart of midfield

5 Shelvey: Forced De Gea into a couple of saves and cleared Maguire’s header off the line, but was never able to control the game as he would have liked

6 Saint-Maximin: Didn’t see a lot of the ball in the final third, but produced a moment of real magic to set up Wilson in the second half

6 Wilson: Was starved of the ball for much of the game, but almost prodded Newcastle ahead with a shot De Gea did brilliantly to save


4 Schar (for Hayden, 49): Looked like a fish out of water in midfield as Man United’s players broke around him in the second half

Fraser (for Joelinton, 72)

Almiron (for Hendrick, 88)

(not used): Gillespie (gk), Manquillo, Murphy, Carroll.

MAN UNITED (4-2-3-1):

De Gea 8; Wan-Bissaka 8, Lindelof 7, Maguire 8, Shaw 7; McTominay 6, Fred 6 (Pogba 69, 5); Mata 8, Fernandes 8, James 7 (van de Beek 76); RASHFORD 9.

Subs (not used): Henderson (gk), Bailly, Telles, Matic, Ighalo.

Man Of The Match: MARCUS RASHFORD – Set up two goals and scored one of his own – Newcastle’s defenders couldn’t deal with his pace and movement.