Man Utd ratings: Cristiano Ronaldo shines as hat-trick hero but Lingard fails to impress in rare start against Norwich

CRISTIANO RONALDO was the hat-trick hero to get Manchester United out of trouble… again.

The Old Trafford legend fired home a fantastic free-kick to ensure all three points went their way.

But it came after a resilient fightback from Norwich who had been two goals down.

Here, Jack Figg rates United performers.

David De Gea – 7

Made a string of big saves in both halves to prevent Norwich from scoring. Maybe the unsung hero of the day.

Diogo Dalot – 6

Too easily beaten by Dimitris Giannoulis, who set up Teemu Pukki's cross for Dowell's goal. Redeemed himself by blocking Rashica's close-range effort.

Victor Lindelof – 6

Made a few vital blocks and interceptions in the first-half but switched off to lose Pukki for Norwich's equaliser.

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Harry Maguire – 6

United's captain has been struggling for form recently but enjoyed a solid game at the back.

Alex Telles – 6

Excellent cross for Ronaldo's header but the full-back was left in no-man's land as Kieran Dowell sneaked behind him to head home.

Jesse Lingard – 4

Missed good chance on half hour mark after being laid off by Dalot, lacking power. Struggled at times to keep up with the pace in the No10 role.

Paul Pogba – 5

Brought the ball down brilliantly from the air and nutmegged Lees-Melou in the first half. Other than that, a forgettable performance.

Bruno Fernandes – 6

Started in a defensive pair with Pogba and United suffered with the Portuguese playmaker not further afield creating chances.

Anthony Elanga – 7

Pinched the ball off Gibson to set up Ronaldo's opener and won the free-kick for the winner. Great persistence from the winger.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 9

Right place, right time to finish his first goal, perfect header for the second and a thunderbolt free-kick to win the game.

Jadon Sancho – 8

Positive performances by the England winger, who was constantly showing for the ball, taking players on and getting into shooting positions.


Nemanja Matic (on for Lingard) – 6

Allowed Fernandes to push forward as he added cover in front of the defence.

Juan Mata (on for Pogba) – 5

Maybe one of the Spaniard's final games in a United shirt.

Marcus Rashford (on for Telles) – 5

United fans will be pleased to see the forward back on the pitch but he wasn't left with much time to make an impact.

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