Man United 0-2 Newcastle United half-time player ratings: Lewis Hall and Miguel Almiron on song

Newcastle United are in full control at Old Trafford despite naming a much-changed team and being hit with an early injury blow for Matt Targett.

Targett went off after just 90 seconds but Newcastle reorganised, recomposed themselves and responded in superb style. First, Tino Livramento slipped in Miguel Almiron to open the scoring.

And then Lewis Hall cracked home a wonder goal at the Stretford End to double Newcastle’s money.

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Here’s how the players rated in the first half at Old Trafford:

Martin Dubravka 8

A couple of important saves so far.

Tino Livramento 10

Has picked up where he left off against Man City in the Carabao Cup. Maurading run to set up Miguel Almiron perfectly.

Emil Krafth 8

Thrown in after long stint on the sidelines but has delivered a team performance.

Paul Dummett 8

Has won pretty much everything in the air.

Matt Targett*

Injury horror after just 90 seconds.

Lewis Hall 10

Dropped instantly back after Targett injury and has been strong. Wonderful strike to make it 2-0.

Sean Longstaff 8

Toon’s own Captain Marvel so far.

Joe Willock 8

A lively presence, drawing Man United into fouls.

Matt Ritchie 8

Has stepped into the team with the minimum of fuss.

Anthony Gordon 8

Causing problems for Man United but also putting in a mature performance.

Joelinton 8

A steady influence.


Miguel Almiron 10 (for Targett 2 mins)

Has caused havoc. Skipped through to put Newcastle ahead after coming off the bench.

*Subs must play 15 minutes to get a mark.

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