Man Utd’s best and worst players in win over Luton Town

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It certainly wasn’t easy, but Manchester United made it four wins on the bounce in the Premier League at Kenilworth Road on Sunday.

The Red Devils once again relied on the brilliance of their young star Rasmus Hojlund, with the forward bagging a six-minute brace early in the game to earn his team all three points.

While Hojlund excelled again, a few of his veteran colleagues struggled against an enthused and energetic Luton Town outfit.

Here are Man Utd’s best and worst players in the win, according to 90min’s player ratings.

Man Utd’s best player vs Luton Town

Rasmus Hojlund: 9/10

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After a rather worrying start to life at Manchester United, Hojlund has blossomed into a genuinely brilliant striker since the turn of the year.

The Denmark international was fantastic on Sunday, showing supreme number nine instincts to latch onto a loose Amari’i Bell touch to score in the second minute, and then showing a flare for the extraordinary to cleverly chest an Alejandro Garnacho volley into the bottom left corner of the net.

His goals were his sixth and seventh in his last six Premier League games, making him the youngest player in the club’s history to achieve that feat.

Honorable mention

Kobbie Mainoo: 7/10

While his veteran teammate was self-combusting beside him (more on that soon), Kobbie Mainoo provided Man Utd with a much-needed calming presence in the middle of the park at the weekend.

On several occasions, the 18-year-old was able to recover possession, drift past a midfielder, then coolly play the ball to feet to get his team out of a jam.

He’s a remarkable talent.

Man Utd’s worst player vs Luton Town

Casemiro: 2/10

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The aforementioned ‘veteran teammate who was self-combusting’ was, of course, Casemiro.

The ex-Real Madrid star once again looked like a shell of his former self at Kenilworth Road on Sunday, being needlessly loose on the ball and being rather detrimental off of it too – losing six of the seven duals he partook in.

Two of those lost duals should have led to Casemiro receiving his marching orders, with the midfielder diving clumsily into two challenges.

Erik ten Hag rightfully hooked him at half-time.


le mention

Harry Maguire: 4/10

Another of the veterans whom Ten Hag opted to substitute off at half-time, Maguire had struggled to deal with the physical threat that Carlton Morris posed during the opening 45 minutes.

In his stead, Jonny Evans performed much better in the second half.

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