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Manchester United player ratings vs Crystal Palace: Daniel James and Victor Lindelof poor

Man Utd started their Premier League season with a defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

David de Gea

His early errant pass set the tone for an abysmal half from United but he pulled off a great save from Jordan Ayew. Saved a penalty but pathetically penalised and beaten on the retake. 6

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Officially the second-choice right-back but Fosu-Mensah started tentatively before creating their first real chance for Mason Greenwood. 5

Victor Lindelof

So slow and weak he made it easy for Jeffrey Schlupp to cross for Andros Townsend to score. Unfortunate to have conceded a penalty but weak again for Wilfried Zaha's clincher. 2

Harry Maguire

Another subdued performance from the United captain and his immobility was preyed on by Palace's forwards. 5

Luke Shaw

Dozed off for Townsend's goal and his productivity in the final third was nowhere near good enough. 4

Scott McTominay

Got the nod ahead of Donny van de Beek and had some gumption about him without effecting the game. Looks fit, at least. 5

Paul Pogba

Did not look fully fit and carelessly ceded possession at times. No surprise he was replaced by Van de Beek just after the hour. 4

Daniel James

Played predictably badly on the right, having thrived on the left at Aston Villa last week and was substituted at half-time for Mason Greenwood. 3

Marcus Rashford

Could easily have made way for Greenwood at half-time and barely improved after the interval. Lucky to have played out the match. 4

Bruno Fernandes

After non-stop club and international football, and a new baby, he looked unsurprisingly shattered. Not his usual self and at risk of burnout. 4

Anthony Martial

Often found himself isolated with Rashford and Fernandes not at the races. Much more of a threat with Greenwood on the pitch. 5

Subs

Mason Greenwood

Improved United but should have scored from Fosu-Mensah's cross at 0-1. 6

Donny van de Beek

Scored to make it 2-1. Should have started. 7

Odion Ighalo

No impact. 4

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Got some obviously dubious selections badly wrong that he acknowledged by withdrawing James at the interval. His changes had a positive impact but damage had been done. 3

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