Man Utd player ratings vs Newcastle: Marcus Rashford anonymous as Erik ten Hag's men put in dire display

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Marcus Rashford Manchester United 2022-23
The Red Devils' attack and midfield were completely toothless as the Magpies got the win at St James' Park.

Manchester United were deserved losers as they went down 2-0 against Newcastle on Sunday.

The Red Devils were second best all over the field and were made to pay for their complete lack of fight as Joe Willock and Callum Wilson fired the home team to three points.

While Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay and Marcel Sabitzer offered no dig in midfield, attackers Marcus Rashford and Wout Weghorst were no threat to the Newcastle back line in what was a grim display from Erik ten Hag's men.

GOAL rates United's players from St James' Park...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    David de Gea (7/10):

    Pulled off an excellent double save 15 minutes into the game and a vital stop late in the second half.

    Diogo Dalot (5/10):

    Did not do well up against Allan Saint-Maximin, who was a constant threat.

    Raphael Varane (6/10):

    Cleared off the line at the half-hour mark but should have put Willock under pressure before the opening goal.

    Lisandro Martinez (7/10):

    Made an important block on an Alexander Isak shot and was solid overall once again.

    Luke Shaw (6/10):

    Stepped up to leave space behind for Newcastle to attack and get the goal, but was fine in possession.

  2. Midfield


    Marcel Sabitzer (4/10):

    Played in a deep midfield role and hardly had much of an impact. Looked better when he got forward but could not create anything.

    Scott McTominay (5/10):

    Absent for large spells of the game, but won a tackle on the edge of the box before Newcastle's first goal.

    Bruno Fernandes (5/10):

    A rather wasteful performance as many passes went wayward and was no danger for the hosts.

  3. Attack


    Antony (6/10):

    Tried his hardest to create something down the right wing but was taken off after 60 minutes.

    Wout Weghorst (4/10):

    Had one shot that missed the target just 10 minutes into the game and did very little afterwards.

    Marcus Rashford (4/10):

    Unusually tame performance from the England star but Ten Hag opted to keep him on in the hope he would spark into life.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Subs & Manager

    Jadon Sancho (6/10):

    Played the last 30 minutes and helped give United's attack a bit more life.

    Anthony Martial (6/10):

    Cleared off the line and tried to create a counter attack but had no joy against a strong Newcastle back line.

    Fred (5/10):

    Only introduced for the final 10 minutes and could not make much of an impact.

    Facundo Pellistri (5/10):

    Came on late and had little to do as Newcastle doubled their lead shortly afterwards.

    Victor Lindelof (5/10):

    Tasked with leading the United defence for the last 10 minutes but was beaten to the header for Newcastle's second goal.

    Erik ten Hag (3/10):

    His team were poor all over the field and his changes only seemed to make things worse. He took off both centre-backs and sent one on, leaving them at odds in the final stages as Newcastle went on to double their lead.