PLAYER VALUES Manchester United vs Burnley: Scott McTominay was brilliant for the hosts

Manchester United defeated Burnley to put an unfortunate Newcastle draw behind them and claim the much-needed three points.

Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay were the standout actors for Ralf Rangnick’s team at Old Trafford, while Ben Mee had an evening to forget.

Here Sportsmail is in control of both sides with player ratings from the 3-1 United win.

Scott McTominay was outstanding and no Manchester United player has performed better

Scott McTominay was outstanding and no Manchester United player has performed better

Manchester United:

David de Gea – 6

Had little to do all night and Burnley lacked the edge to threaten him. He might feel that he could have done better with Lennon’s goal.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6.5

The Englishman was solid enough and came up with a memorable block in a dangerous situation with the score.

Eric Bailly – 6

Disappears at the Africa Cup of Nations worried about giving the ball away for Lennon’s goal, but otherwise unmolested.

Manchester United will be without Eric Bailly for a while, he will join AFCON

Manchester United will be without Eric Bailly for a while, he will join AFCON

Harry Maguire – 5.5

Doesn’t want to look at the gate as he looked slow in reverse and retreated with Lennon on the attack.

Luke Shaw – 7.5

The English full-back is returning to his best form and will be delighted to have shown Rangnick a performance close to his top on his return to the squad.

Luke Shaw did an outstanding job and offered a threat for the future

Luke Shaw did an outstanding job and offered a threat for the future

Scott McTominay – Aug.

Made the start and the goal was the icing on the cake of an impressive overall performance. It was a great finish and only one top save from Wayne Hennessey prevented him from adding another to the list.

Nemanja Matic – 6.5

You know what you are going to achieve with Matic and his defensive work has allowed McTominay, who blossomed, to make more progress, despite the Serbian being someone else who could have done more to stop Lennon’s goal.

Jadon Sancho – 7

Borussia Dortmund’s ex-husband could have been more economical with possession at times, but looked threatening when he was assertive and forced the own goal.

Mason Greenwood – 7

The second half was an improvement after a largely anonymous first 45 minutes. He forced the Burnley keeper to save and grew into the game.

Mason Greenwood improved his performance against Newcastle and was better after the break

Mason Greenwood improved his performance against Newcastle and was better after the break

Edinson Cavani – 6.5

Had hoped to back up his strike against Newcastle but did not benefit from clear chances, some of which were made himself in search of possession.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 6.5

The stats will say an assist and a goal, but the truth is that the front man will be frustrated that he didn’t come out. Missing one-on-one was an unusual moment for the Portuguese.

Burnley:

Wayne Hennessey – 6.5

Was not helped out by his defenders and needed far more protection to sniff a clean sheet of paper. Did as well as possible under the circumstances.

Matt Lowton – 6

Will was generally pleased with his nightly work against the Jadon Sancho threat.

James Tarkowski – 5.5

The first half was unusually weak from the central defender, who seemed to be struggling with the pace of the game. Shaw was causing him problems and it was a rare underperformance.

Ben Mee – 5th

He could have been more aggressive and his timid approach, especially in the first half, was summed up by the gentle defense that Sancho’s shot brought him to the own goal.

Ben Mee will feel that he could have been more positive in defense in the first half

Ben Mee will feel that he could have been more positive in defense in the first half

Charlie Taylor – 6

Was solid against Greenwood, who mostly had no real scoring opportunities.

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson – 6.5

He worked hard in midfield but struggled to get a head start when the Clarets needed him to attack.

Jack Cork – 6

Only 13 times in the first half managed to touch the ball with United on top. Improved on the second until he was replaced by Dale Stephens.

Jack Cork struggled to gain a foothold in midfield, as did his team in the game

Jack Cork struggled to gain a foothold in midfield, as did his team in the game

Ashley Westwood – Mar.

At times showed its accuracy of fit, but generally struggled to make an impression on the procedure.

Dwight McNeil – 5.5

Was brave to call for the ball regularly, but could hardly do anything with it. Dyche will or may not be dissatisfied with his job to accomplish his own goal.

Aaron Lennon – 7

Was a bothersome presence for United defenders and scored his goal superbly. It was a surprise to see the winger start up but defied expectations to show some real quality at Old Trafford that was lost.

Chris Wood – 6.5

Struggled without showing much for his endeavors. Done like this Maguire and Bailly had their hands full, but they were never really at the top.

Aaron Lennon was the shining light to Burnley and pulled back the gate for them

Aaron Lennon was the shining light to Burnley and pulled back the gate for them

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