Manchester United's four best players against PSG
Manchester United’s Champions League campaign is off to a flier after a 2-1 win over PSG.
Bruno Fernandes (penalty) and Marcus Rashford scored the goals to give United the win.
But neither player feature in our list of United’s four best performers on the night.
This was a victory built from the back. United’s defence was outstanding, and it needed to be, to keep out Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Here is a look at our selection of United’s four best players…
David de Gea
Manchester United threw down the gauntlet to David de Gea this season. Improve, or be replaced.
De Gea’s performance in Paris showed he has no intention of giving up his spot to Dean Henderson.
The Spaniard was outstanding and was only beaten by a freak own goal from Anthony Martial.
He made one terrific save early in the second half from Mbappe, and saved low from close range to deny Layvin Kurzawa early in the game.
De Gea also made a good save to stop Angel di Maria scoring, and he stood up to everything the French champions threw at him.
Axel Tuanzebe’s performance was top class by any measure as he shut limited Mbappe’s threat.
But to see him do so in just his first performance in 2020 made this display even more special.
This was a reminder of how good Tuanzebe can be, and it was probably his best ever game for the club.
He made seven clearances, more than any other player. If he can stay fit, then he has a huge future at United.
While Tuanzebe stayed on his feet and was composed, Aaron Wan-Bissaka took another approach, every bit as effective.
He made six tackles, more than any player on the pitch, and it was his diving block which denied Mbappe from point blank range in the second half and prevented PSG from taking the lead.
This was outstanding defending from the right-back, with his measured brand of tackling spot on each and every time.
Fred’s role often goes unnoticed, and it really shouldn’t. He was effective both in and out of possession.
United’s problems early in the season came in getting the ball out of our own third.
Fred is so good at doing that, shifting possession quickly up the pitch, whether it be by finding a quick early pass, or dribbling into space.
He worked hard to close PSG down in tandem with Scott McTominay and justified Solskjaer’s decision to keep him in.
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