Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo shine at Old Trafford as Harry Maguire flounders again

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Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo shine at Old Trafford as Harry Maguire flounders again

Manchester United extended their unbeaten run under Ralph Rangnik to five matches with an easy win over Premier League struggling Burnley.

Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo netted either side of their own Ben Me goal to seal a 3-1 win over Burnley at Old Trafford – making it five games without a defeat for their German interim boss.

Scott McTominay celebrating after scoring Manchester United's opener

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Scott McTominay celebrating after scoring Manchester United’s openercredit: Rex
Win over Burnley sees United move to sixth place in the table

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Win over Burnley sees United move to sixth place in the tablecredit: EPA

And a win over the Clarets saw United leapfrog Tottenham to sixth in the Premier League.

But who shone and who fought? Here, how SunSport’s Chisanga Malata rated the Manchester United stars:

David De Gea – 6/10

The match was not tested for the large part, but was on occasional sixes and sevens with corners and deep crosses in the box.

United probably should have done better with Aaron Lennon’s strike to cut the deficit after finishing third.

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Aaron Wan Bisaka – 5/10

He was guilty of being out of position on a few occasions at the start of the first half, which allowed Burnley to make some strikes for his side.

He defended much better in the latter half and even more in the second.

Harry Maguire – 4/10

The Red Devils captain did some less than stellar defense to placate his opponents.

His defense of the air balls was too far and he was threatened several times by Chris Wood.

Essentially giving Lennon the opportunity to back down and reduce the amount due by not putting pressure on the winger.

Harry Maguire is having another troubled night

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Harry Maguire is having another troubled nightcredit: getty

Eric Bailey – 6/10

The Ivory Coast international was much stronger than his teammate Maguire and made some crucial interceptions in the first half.

Rangnik will be set to lose his services when he departs for the African Cup of Nations again.

Luke Shaw – 7/10

The England international was solid when called on defensively but was a constant threat to advance.

Had Ronaldo not flown in his line, he would have taken an assist in the fifth minute.

United nearly doubled the lead in the 18th minute after a rising run.

Jadon Sancho – 6.5/10

A winger helped United double the lead in the 26th minute as he danced through the Burnley defense and his distracted shot went into the far corner.

Furthermore, the former Borussia Dortmund ace had little impact on the match.

Jadon Sancho was active against the Clarets

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Jadon Sancho was active against the Claretscredit: EPA

Nemanza Matic – 6/10

He had a normally tenacious disposition in the middle of the park, but offered little further stride, unlike his fellow in the middle of the park.

Scott McTominay – 8/10

There was a dominant and pressing force in the middle of the park, getting up and down the pitch to work their way up both ends.

The Red Devils took the lead in the eighth minute with a beautiful side-foot finish from just outside the box.

Scott McTominay celebrates firing Manchester United into an early lead

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Scott McTominay celebrates firing Manchester United into an early leadcredit: REX

Mason Greenwood – 7/10

Lively from the start and repeatedly caused a whole lot of trouble to Matthew Loughton in the left flank of the Clarets.

His decision making was, at times, not the best, but a solid performance from the youngster.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 8/10

In the fifth minute, he missed a great opportunity to give the hosts the lead by blowing the string over the bar.

But he made amends three minutes later by teasing McTominay for the opening goal of the match – albeit through a wayward touch.

United took third place with an unflappable tap in the ten minutes before the half-time interval.

Addison Cavani – 5/10

The former Paris Saint-Germain hitman was anonymous for the bulk of the match, so much so that observers were forgiven for thinking he was not on the pitch.

Lively was in the second half but disappointed himself with several bad touches.

Cristiano Ronaldo taps into Manchester United's third

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Cristiano Ronaldo taps into Manchester United’s thirdcredit: getty

later stages

Raphael Varane (for Bailey, 66) – 5/10

Diogo Dalot (for Greenwood, 79) – 5/10

FRED (ON for Ronaldo, 92) – NA

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