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Manchester United player ratings: Sanchez flops again as Baggies hand City the title

Manchester United handed rivals Manchester City the Premier League title yesterday afternoon when they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at bottom side West Bromwich Albion.

Jose Mourinho’s side were shocked by the struggling Baggies, with a Jay Rodriguez goal proving to be the difference between the two teams.

Following last weekend’s brilliant victory over now Champions Manchester City, it was a day to forget for the Red Devils.

David De Gea – 7

Kept United in the game during the first half with a fine save from Jake Livermore’s effort.

Antonio Valencia – 5

Got up and down well, but lacked a product in the final third.

Chris Smalling – 4

Unable to deal with the physical presence of Solomon Rondon throughout, with much of the Baggies counter-attacking play going through the combative Venezuelan.

Victor Lindelof – 6

A rare game for the Swede. Looked comfortable in possession and manned the box well from set pieces.

Ashley Young – 5

Like his counterpart Valencia on the other flank, Young managed plenty of running, especially in the final third, but couldn’t deliver the killer ball when called upon.

Ander Herrera – 4

Being substituted at half-time says all that needs to be said about the Spaniard’s contribution. Poor.

Nemanja Matic – 5

Stagnant in the middle of the park, but through little fault of his own, where West Brom’s attacks often bypassed him with long-balls.

Paul Pogba – 5

From hero to zero in less than a week, the Frenchman was unable to replicate any of the quality he showed in the win against City last weekend.

Juan Mata – 6

Looked the most likely to make the difference for United with some inventive play in the first half, however dwindled as the game went on.

Alexis Sanchez – 3

Ran lots, did (very) little. Sloppy and too often greedy in possession.

Romelu Lukaku – 5

After his stunning goal-scoring form in 2018, old habits died hard for Lukaku, who threw away two glorious goal-scoring opportunities with poor first touches.

Substitutes

Marcus Rashford – 5

Anthony Martial -4