Manchester United player ratings in 3-1 win against AFC Bournemouth: Rooney shines ahead of Euro 2016

Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford were Manchester United's top performers, but how did the rest of the side play against AFC Bournemouth?

Manchester United player ratings in 3-1 win against AFC Bournemouth: Rooney shines ahead of Euro 2016
Rooney was one of United's star performers against Bournemouth | Photo: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP - via Getty Images

Marcus Rashford was on the scoresheet once more as Manchester United clinched a Europa League spot by beating AFC Bournemouth 3-1 at Old Trafford.

After Sunday’s bomb scare, the Theatre of Dreams was sparsely populated, but it was the hosts who took the lead through skipper Wayne Rooney.

Rashford slotted home from 12-yards before Rooney turned provider for Ashley Young, who converted the weighted lobbed pass over the defence.

Chris Smalling diverted Max Gradel’s shot into his own net, but how did the side get on in the game?

Valencia caused problems down the flank, but was solid in defence (Photo: Getty Images)
Valencia caused problems down the flank, but was solid in defence (Photo: Getty Images)

Very little to do for back five

David De Gea (6 out of 10) – Received the coveted Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year statue before kick-off for his outstanding season, but he had very little to do on the night.

Antonia Valencia (7 out of 10) – Filled in at the back for Matteo Darmian, and done a great job, United will more than likely stick with him for the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Chris Smalling (7 out of 10) – Not a lot of threatening moves to deal with, looked comfortable in everything he did, except for the own goal at the end.

Daley Blind (6 out of 10) – Played well alongside Smalling, and just like his compatriot, he didn’t have a lot to do on the night.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (7 out of 10) – Played well, looked threatening going forward and will feel hard-done-by if he doesn’t retain his place for the cup final.

Steady night for midfielders

Michael Carrick (6 out of 10) – Could possibly be his last Premier League game for United, rattled the bar with an effort, but did the job he was asked to do.

Juan Mata (6 out of 10) – Combined with Martial for the games opener, but other than that, it was a steady night for Mata, who recently missed out on Spain’s Euro 2016 squad.

Wayne Rooney (8 out of 10) – A top-draw performance from the captain, scored one, and was involved in the other two goals, it certainly was a great night for Rooney.

Rashford was in on the act once more for United (Photo: Getty Images)
Rashford was in on the act once more for United (Photo: Getty Images)

Two of the front three lively

Jesse Lingard (6 out of 10) – Against an opposition such as Bournemouth, you’d expect more from Lingard, but it just wasn’t his night.

Anthony Martial (7 out of 10) – Caused the opposition real problems at times, but he wasn’t as his usual best, probably saved himself for the winning goal on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford (8 out of 10) – After a quiet start to the game, Rashford grew into it and produced some memorable moments again, including a goal on the final day of the season.

Young makes an impact off bench

Ander Herrera (5 out of 10) – Came on for Mata on 75 minutes, but failed to make an impact.

Memphis Depay (5 out of 10) – Season to forget for the Dutchman, replaced Rashford on 78 minutes, but couldn’t get into the game.

Ashley Young (6 out of 10) – Replaced Martial with seven minutes to go, and was a threat and he was delighted to get a goal at the end.