Manchester United kicked off their new Premier League campaign in emphatic fashion after easing past Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford.A Marcus Rashford brace and Anthony Martial strike secured the victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaers side, while Chelsea were made to pay for twice striking the woodwork. Dan James added further gloss to the scoreline with a goal on his top flight debut.
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Frank Lampard STUNS passers-by as he takes staff out for... Share this article Share MAN UTD (4-2-3-1)DAVID DE GEA 7Took the captain’s armband and kept an impressive clean sheet with a little help from his bar and post.
AARON WAN-BISSAKA 8Excellent debut. Got forward well and defensive highlight was a brilliant recovery tackle on Barkley in the first half.VICTOR LINDELOF 7Lindelof will only improve alongside Maguire and this was another confident display from the Swede.HARRY MAGUIRE 8 United’s £80m new signing settled in seamlessly on his debut.
Commanding performance and let nothing past him.
£80m man Harry Maguire delivered a commanding performance on his United debutLUKE SHAW 6.5Hardly put a foot wrong. Another player who will benefit from being part of a better, more settled back-four.PAUL POGBA 8 Brilliant long-range pass set up the third goal and then broke forward from his own half to lay on the fourth for James.
SCOTT McTOMINAY 7Picked ahead of Matic after an excellent pre-season and continued his good work at the base of United’s midfield here.JESSE LINGARD 7Full of running, as he has been all summer, including a blistering run past three Chelsea players early in the second half.ANDREAS PEREIRA 6.5 Started as a No.
10 in Solskjaer’s 4-2-3-1 but switched to a wider role and provided the assist for the second goal.MARCUS RASHFORD 8.5Can he be the main man now Lukau has gone? Two goals and a superb performance would suggest he can.
Rashford registered a brace in Uniteds comprehensive victory at Old TraffordANTHONY MARTIAL 7.
5 Given the central role and his old No.9 jersey, he was a persistent threat and claimed United’ second goal.Subs: Mata (for Lingard 86), Young, James (for Pereira 74, 7), Romero, Greenwood (for Rashford 86), Matic, Tuanzebe.Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 8 Dream start to his first full campaign as United manager.
. Has a clear idea of what he wants and it came to fruition here.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a dream start to his first full campaign as United managerScorers: Rashford pen 18, 66, Martial 65, James 81Booked: Lindelof CHELSEA (4-2-3-1)KEPA ARRIZABALAGA 6 Couldn’t.....