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Man Utd player ratings as Edinson Cavani saves the day and stuns Southampton


Manchester United bounced back from two goals down to claim victory at Southampton – with super sub Edinson Cavani scored an injury time winner.

The Uruguayan bagged a brace, with Bruno Fernandes also finding the net, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men roared back to win on the south coast.

The Red Devils hadn’t been outplayed in the first period, and had chances, but found themselves two goals down at the break through Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse.

Cavani and Dean Henderson were introduced at the break – the latter for the injured David de Gea – and United gradually took over the second half.

Bruno Fernandes struck the first, turning home after Cavani’s cross, before the veteran hitman nodded home the equaliser.

And Cavani duly notched the winner late in the day, turning home Marcus Rashford’s cross, to secure victory.



Cavani’s late double did the business

It was the 10th time that United had come from behind to beat Southampton in Premier League history

Here are player ratings from St Mary’s…

David de Gea 6

Substituted at half time after getting injured trying to save Ward-Prowse free kick.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 6

Struggled defensively when pushed back by Djenepo. Got better.

Harry Maguire 7

United were exposed defensively again – and Maguire given tough afternoon.

Victor Lindelof 6

His partnership with Maguire still does not look strong or secure enough.

Alex Telles 7

Dangerous going forward, suspect defensively, a snapshot of United’s display.



Telles did well going forwards

Nemanja Matic 7

Solid if unspectacular. Fairly consistent throughout the game which was a rarity.

Donny Van de Beek 6

Still feels as if he has yet to find his role at United. A few good moments.

Fred 7

Busy and hard working, played a part in two of United’s goals. Good energy.

Bruno Fernandes 8

Poor first half and then dragged United back into the contest. Talisman.



Fernandes played a key role in the comeback

Marcus Rashford 6

Movement and pace always makes him a threat but must be more clinical.

Mason Greenwood 5

Didn’t take big chances in first half and got hooked at break. Must improve.

Subs: Henderson 6 (De Gea, 46’), Cavani 9 MOTM (Greenwood 46’), Williams (Telles, 84’)

Subs not used: James, Fosu-Mensah, Mata, Tuanzebe

Southampton: McCarthy 7; Walker-Peters 6, Vestergaard 6, Bednarek 7, Bertrand 7, Romeu 7, Ward-Prowse 8, Armstrong 7, Djenepo 7; Walcott 6, Adams 6

Subs: Long (Djenepo, 72’), Diallo (Armstrong, 90’), N’Lundulu (Walker-Peters, 90’)

Man of the match: Cavani. Scored twice and assisted. Changed the game.

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