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Manchester United 6-2 Leeds: Player Ratings as Clinical Red Devils Run Riot

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
United had McTominay to thank for their lightning quick start
United had McTominay to thank for their lightning quick start / Michael Regan/Getty Images
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Braces from Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes helped Manchester United record an emphatic 6-2 win over old rivals Leeds at Old Trafford.

Things got off to an incredible start with McTominay becoming the first player to score twice inside the first three minutes of a Premier League match.

The Scot's first was an arrowing strike into the bottom left corner, while his second was a tidy finish after he burst into the box brilliantly.

With less than 20 minutes on the clock, United had a third when Bruno Fernandes lashed home from inside the box. The host grabbed a fourth goal with Victor Lindelof nodding in at the back post after Anthony Martial's flick-on just before the break. However, before the half time whistle could be blown Leeds pulled one back through Liam Cooper, who headed past David de Gea from a corner.

In the second half, normal service was resumed with Dan James adding a fifth goal and Fernandes then adding a sixth from the penalty spot. Stuart Dallas then pulled one back, curling a fine effort into the top corner.

Here are your United and Leeds player ratings from Old Trafford...


Manchester United

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

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David de Gea (GK) - 7/10 - Made one stunning save from Raphinha in the second half.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) - 6/10 -
Once again looked uncomfortable defending crosses to the back post.

Harry Maguire (CB) - 7/10 -
Solid enough and kept Bamford fairly quiet throughout.

Victor Lindelof (CB) - 8/10 -
Got his goal in the first half after evading Dallas at the back post. Defended well on the whole as Leeds piled forward.

Luke Shaw (LB) - 8/10 -
Overlapped nicely in one of his most impressive displays of the season.


2. Midfielders

What. A. Start.
What. A. Start. / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Scott McTominay (CM) - 9/10 - Two goals inside the first three minutes. What more can you say? Unfortunate not to get a hat trick.

Fred (CM) - 8/10 - The least eye-catching of the United midfield but did his job efficiently.

Bruno Fernandes (AM) - 9/10 - Excellent once again. Scored twice, assisted another and picked up some great positions.


3. Forwards

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Daniel James (RW) - 8/10 - His pace was always a threat as there was so much space. Somewhat fortunate to score, but should do wonders for his confidence.

Anthony Martial (ST) - 8/10 -
Superb first half performance which included two assists, four successful take-ons and one big chance created.

Marcus Rashford (LW) - 8/10 -
Showed great confidence and always wanted to take on the Leeds backline. Will be gutted to have not scored.


4. Substitutes

Alex Telles - 7/10 - Went about his business efficiently after coming on.

Edinson Cavani - 6/10 - Nothing really broke for him.

Donny van de Beek - 6/10 - Neat and tidy in possession.


5. Goalkeeper & Defenders

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Illan Meslier (GK) - 3/10 - Could have done better with some of the goals. Could have done a lot better for James' goal.

Stuart Dallas (RB) - 6/10 -
His curling effort was the pick of the goals. One of the only Leeds players to come away with any pride in tact.

Luke Ayling (CB) - 5/10-
Struggled to contain the United frontline. Got stuck in with four tackles.

Liam Cooper (CB) - 5/10 -
Buried his header past De Gea nicely but once again was found wanting defensively.

Ezgjan Alioski (LB) - 4/10 -
James' pace caused him problems and he failed to register a single tackle.


6. Midfielders

Klich struggled to keep United at bay
Klich struggled to keep United at bay / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Kalvin Phillips (DM) - 4/10 - Sprayed a few decent passes but spent the majority of his 45 minutes watching United midfielders stream past him.

Raphinha (RM) - 6/10 -
Somehow denied by De Gea just after the break. A few dangerous moments.

Rodrigo (CM) - 4/10 -
Worked hard but largely ineffective.

Mateusz Klich (CM) - 4/10 -
Torn apart by the United midfield before being taken off at the break.

Jack Harrison (LM) - 4/10 -
Needed to offer his team more. Didn't really threaten Wan-Bissaka, and missed a glorious late chance.


7. Forwards

Bamford missed some good chances
Bamford missed some good chances / MICHAEL REGAN/Getty Images

Patrick Bamford (ST) - 5/10 - Squandered a few good opportunities early on and was rather ineffectual in a game that was as open as they come.


8. Substitutes

Jamie Shackleton - 5/10 - Lots of industry but short of quality.

Pascal Struijk - 4/10 - His main contribution was giving away the penalty.

Leif Davis - 6/10 - Very little of note.


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