Manchester United 1-0 West Bromwich Albion player ratings: United's lucky day
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Manchester United narrowly scraped past West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Saturday night thanks to a Bruno Fernandes penalty which had to be retaken. 

United picked up their first home Premier League win of the season but made very hard work of it. 

Here are the player ratings. 

  • Defence

David de Gea 6/10: The Spanish keeper made a vital save in the 52nd minute to keep it 0-0 with superb reactions. 

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 5/10: Wan-Bissaka was caught out of position when Callum Robinson found space and struck the woodwork in the second half. His delivery into the box was better than recent weeks, but unfortunately the attackers could not take advantage. 

Victor Lindelof 5/10: Lindelof had very little to do throughout the game but did his job when needed. 

Harry Maguire 5/10: Maguire was not tested defensively but had two opportunities up the other end which he squandered. 

Alex Telles 5/10: Telles did not have too much to do on his Premier League debut defensively but looked promising when going forward and whipped in some dangerous balls. 

  • Midfield

Nemanja Matic 4/10: Matic brought stability to the midfield with Fred but was slow on the ball and was often caught out in possession. 

Fred 5/10: Fred did his job and worked tirelessly in the midfield to win the ball but lacked a bit of creation. 

Juan Mata 6/10: Won the penalty for Fernandes' goal but was subbed off early in the second half. 

Bruno Fernandes 5/10: Only player that attempted to create anything in the first half. Probably would have lost a rating or two if the penalty he gave away was confirmed and if the penalty he missed was not retaken. 

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  • Attack

Anthony Martial 3/10: Martial missed a wonderful opportunity to get his first league goal of the season in the first half. The French striker looked uncomfortable on the ball and played with a severe lack of confidence. 

Marcus Rashford 4/10: Far too wide and was detached from the attack. Rashford failed to get involved and was missing for a majority of the game. 

Substitution ratings

Edinson Cavani 5/10: Cavani had one chance in the 18-yard-box but was met by the brick wall of West Brom. 

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Donny van de Beek N/A: Late substitute. 

Scott McTominay N/A: Late substitute.  

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