Huddersfield ended United’s unbeaten run on Saturday with an incredible 2-1 victory over Jose Mourinho’s men. The Terriers capitalised on two individual errors to earn the three points.
The Manchester United players were absolutely awful and lacked fight in the Premier League clash. Compare that to Huddersfield, whose players were hard working and wouldn’t stop running. We were out-played, out-muscled, and most importantly, out-scored. Mourinho blamed the defeat on the attitude of the players stating, “I don’t even remember a friendly match where our attitude was so poor”.
Mistakes from Juan Mata and Victor Lindelöf gifted Huddersfield two first half goals. We looked better in the second half but could only claw back one, Romelu Lukaku crossing for Marcus Rashford to head home. This result means we are now five points adrift of League leaders Manchester City.
Hopefully we can bounce back in the Carabao Cup with a victory over Swansea on Tuesday.
David De Gea 6
Can’t be faulted for either goal.
Antonio Valencia 6
Was a threat down the right but couldn’t provide a good cross.
Chris Smalling 6
Started the game well but declined when Phil Jones went off.
Phil Jones 7
Looked solid at the back until he was forced off with an injury.
Ashley Young 5
Got forward but his crosses were terrible.
Nemanja Matic 6
Was ok, had a good chance just before half-time which was deflected wide.
Ander Herrera 6
Didn’t really do much in the game.
Jesse Lingard 6
Was one of the only players to actually look a threat, didn’t have the end ball to cause any problems.
Juan Mata 4
Was at fault for their first goal and provided nothing going forward. Subbed at half-time. It was a day to forget for Mata.
Anthony Martial 5
Looked rattled after his confrontation with Huddersfield player. Subbed at half-time.
Romelu Lukaku 7
Provided a good assist for Rashford.
Victor Lindelöf 4
Was at fault for their second, never looked comfortable.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 6
Was ok but didn’t cause much danger to the Huddersfield defence.
Marcus Rashford 7
Took his goal well, looked a threat.
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