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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

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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

AFPPIX

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. –

SERIE A Palermo 1 Torino 4.

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