Manchester United player ratings vs Bournemouth: How did new signings fare?

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their third goal

Here is how the Manchester United players fared at Dean Court as the Jose Mourinho era got underway with a 3-1 win in their Premier League opener.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho before the match

David de Gea 7/10 — Two smart saves late on proved to be the only time he was called into action all day. Could do nothing about Adam Smith’s strike, which turned out to be only a consolation goal.

Antonio Valencia 8/10 — Started where he left off in pre-season. United’s best player in the opening half hour, the Ecuadorian was one of the key attacking threats. Good run and cross set up chance for the second goal. Started brilliantly under Mourinho and looks to have nailed down the right-back spot.

Eric Bailly 9/10 — Man-of-the-match in the Community Shield last Sunday; man-of-the-match a week later. Wouldn’t have known it was his Premier League debut. Solid yet consistently composed. No nonsense defender, who isn’t scared to get into a battle with anyone.

Daley Blind 7/10 — Comfortable. Passing between the lines was superb, as always. Shortage of pace could have proved damaging up against Bournemouth’s quick attackers, but read their intentions well to stop them at the first time of asking.

Manchester United's Juan Mata scores their first goal

Luke Shaw 6/10 — Failed in controlling high ball in box and gave away silly fouls in nervy start. Didn’t have the same impact as his fellow full-back but managed to recover as the game went on.

Marouane Fellaini 8/10 — Picked for his physicality — United’s last visit to Dean Court they ended up getting bullied. Seemed consistently in the right place at the right time. Made crucial interceptions and defended well at set-pieces all game.

Ander Herrera 6/10 — Played the hopeful ball which started the self-inflicted havoc in the home side’s backline, leading to the opener. Too cautious in possession in the final third, but made a few smart interceptions.

Juan Mata 7/10 (Henrik Mkhitaryan 75’ 6/10) — Surprise starter on the right. Benefited from a slick of luck, but was rewarded for his persistence and sensing a mistake with a tap in. Often involved before being substituted. Many thought he’d be the first sold of the Mourinho era, though ended up with the first strike in the league.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their third goal

Wayne Rooney 6/10 (Memphis Depay 89’) — United’s worst player in the first half. Wasted two good chances and kept breaking up opportunities to move forward. Always loose on the ball, but then made it 2-0. A superbly directed header added gloss over a poor performance.

Anthony Martial 6/10 (Morgan Schneiderlin 85’) — Looked dangerous when cutting in on his right foot but didn’t see as much as the ball as he would have liked. Rooney spared him of embarrassment after his miscued volley ended up in the path of the captain for the second goal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 8/10 — Cleaned out two defenders early on after another Valencia cross tried to find the Swede — the right-back has assisted his last two goals. Superb flick over the home defence sent Rooney through early in the second half. Fantastic strike for the third put the game out of Bournemouth’s reach. Just his presence proved a nuisance as his new chant belted out in full swing.

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