Loris Karius 4/10 Didn’t have too much to do but looked nervous when the crosses did come in and his loose pass nearly gave United the lead.
Nathaniel Clyne 5 Couldn’t attack anywhere near as much as he normally likes to and was restricted in what he could contribute.
Joel Matip Had a good battle with Ibrahimovic throughout and probably got the better of the big Swede.
Dejan Lovren Like Matip, did well to keep Ibrahimovic quiet and read the play well.
James Milner 7 Could have had a tough night against Rashford but continued his impressive run at left back.
Jordan Henderson 5 Struggled to get his foot on the ball as he lost the midfield battle to United’s pairing.
Emre Can 5 Much of the play passed him by as it seems he is still lacking match fitness on his first Premier League start of the season.
Sadio Mane 6 Continued to drop deep in hope of making something happen and was probably the liveliest of Liverpool’s attacking players.
Philippe Coutinho 5 Looked out of sorts and made uncharacteristic errors with his forward passing and crossing.
Roberto Firmino 5 Similar to Coutinho, he also struggled to find any space between the lines to work in.
Daniel Sturridge 4 Anonymous in the first half and replaced before the hour mark by Lallana. He has now gone 615 minutes without a Premier League goal. 7 7
David De Gea 8 Didn’t put a foot wrong and was needed to pull off two worldclass saves from Can and Coutinho.
Antonio Valencia 8 Continued his fine start to the season and saved the game for United with a stunning last-ditch challenge.
Chris Smalling 6 Did well to keep Coutinho and co. out but United’s captain for the night was overshadowed by his new centre-back partner.
Eric Bailly 7 A strong and commanding performance by Bailly as he kept Liverpool’s attacking quartet quiet.
Daley Blind 5 Could have been found out with his lack of pace but held his own against the Reds’ pacey attacks.
Marouane Fellaini 7 Helped control the game from midfield and broke up play well alongside Herrera.
Ander Herrera 8 Was the best outfield player of the game. He was dynamic and won possession well on multiple occasions.
Paul Pogba 5 Played in a more advanced role but other than a few neat passes he looked frustrated as he struggled to make anything happen. Marcus Rashford 5 Didn’t get past Milner as much as he’d have liked but the one time he did he fired in a dangerous cross that Liverpool struggled to deal with.
Ashley Young 6 Did exactly what he was put into the team for. Crossed well and worked back industriously to keep Clyne quiet.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 4 Cut a frustrated figure up front as he struggled to link with his midfielders amid the pressure from Matip and Lovren.
– The Independent
Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia (left) makes a tackle on Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino during their English Premier League match at Anfield Anfifield in Liverpool yesterday. –
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