Manchester United 1-2 Leicester: Player ratings as Foxes secure vital three points & hand Man City title

11 May 2021 10:02

Leicester City took a massive step towards Champions League football with a 2-1 win over a much-rotated Manchester United side - a result which also confirmed Manchester City as champions.

Leicester started brightly and took the lead when Youri Tielemans' cross was cushioned home on the volley by Luke Thomas for his first Premier League goal. Their lead did not last long though, with Mason Greenwood firing home an equaliser six minutes later.

After the break Leicester turned the screw with Kelechi Iheanacho being denied by a great David de Gea save. Eventually, the visitors went back in front when Soyuncu rose high and powered a header home from a corner.

The victory leaves the Foxes eight points clear of fifth-placed West Ham and nine points clear of Liverpool in sixth, both of whom have games in hand over them.

Here are your player ratings for both teams from Old Trafford.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

De Gea was preferred in goal | Pool/Getty Images

David de Gea (GK) - 7/10 - Flapped at a few things early on but made a key save from Iheanacho in the second half.

Brandon Williams (RB) - 5/10 -
Left Thomas free for the opener. His opposite number kept him busy all game and he rarely ventured forward.

Axel Tuanzebe (CB) - 6/10 -
Sucked in unnecessarily for Leicester's opener. Passing was sometimes slack as well.

Eric Bailly (CB) - 7/10 -
Did not crack under the pressure, playing out from the back competently.

Alex Telles (LB) - 7/10 -
A good defensive shift. Swung in a few good crosses as well.

2. Midfielders

Matic looked good | PETER POWELL/Getty Images

Donny van de Beek (CM) - 5/10 - Steady but unsensational. Failed to grasp his chance after being handed a rare start.

Nemanja Matic (CM) - 7/10 - Showed great ability on the ball, catching the eye with a few tricks. Also read things excellently, making three interceptions.

Juan Mata (AM) - 5/10 - Had a quiet game. Dropped extremely deep to receive the ball at times, perhaps stunting his effectiveness.

3. Forwards

Greenwood scored once again | DAVE THOMPSON/Getty Images

Amad Diallo (RW) - 6/10 - Made a nuisance of himself but was often muscled off the ball. Set up Greenwood's goal.

Mason Greenwood (ST) - 8/10 - Really tidy finish to equalise in the first half. Linked things well at times.

Anthony Elanga (LW) - 6/10 - Full of enthusiasm and made some promising looking runs. Not that impactful, though.

4. Substitutes

Cavani could not keep up his recent run of form | Pool/Getty Images

Marcus Rashford - 5/10 - Poor defending for the second goal. Did not get too many chances to attack and when he did Leicester stopped him.

Edinson Cavani - 6/10 - Linked things effectively after coming on.

Bruno Fernandes - 5/10 - Missed a presentable chance in the closing stages.


5. Goalkeeper & defenders

Castagne played in a central role | Pool/Getty Images

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) - 5/10 - Should have done much better for the goal. Kicking was poor as well.

Timothy Castagne (CB) - 7/10 -
Looked classy in a unfamiliar role. His presence allowed his side to switch between a back three and back four in and out of possession.

Caglar Soyuncu (CB) - 7/10 -
Caught flat-footed for the equaliser. Made up for that with a heroic second-half header.

Wesley Fofana (CB) - 8/10 -
Always composed on the ball, even when the Leicester midfield were hiding. Defended exceptionally well.

6. Wing-backs & midfielders

Thomas took his goal really well | Michael Regan/Getty Images

Marc Albrighton (RWB) - 7/10 - His delivery was hit and miss all evening but he swung one in for Soyuncu to nod home when it mattered.

Wilfred Ndidi (CM) - 8/10 - Seemed a little hesitant to take the ball off the defence at times. Out of possession he was great, winning it back regularly. Made a few vital interventions in the closing stages.

Youri Tielemans (CM) - 8/10 - Very good. Created the first goal with a fine run and cross. Carved out plenty of other chances as well.

Luke Thomas (LWB) - 8/10 - What a way to score your first Premier League goal. Offered width all evening. Impressive.

Ayoze Perez (AM) - 4/10 - Next to no input. He was a real passenger and Rodgers' gamble to start him over Maddison did not pay off.

7. Forwards

Iheanacho was one of his side's brighter sparks | Pool/Getty Images

Jamie Vardy (ST) - 5/10 - Isolated. Failed to capitalise on his meagre opportunities either.

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) - 6/10 - Tried to make things happen throughout but was occasionally wasteful. Denied by a fine De Gea save in the second half.

8. Substitutes

Maddison did not start | Pool/Getty Images

James Maddison - 5/10 - Not that impactful.

Hamza Choudhury - 6/10 - Replaced Vardy to shore things up in the closing stages.

Source: 90min