Man United 1-0 Newcastle United half-time player ratings as Magpies fail to deliver

Newcastle United are trailing 1-0 at the break against Manchester United after failing to take advantage of Old Trafford nerves.

Newcastle started the game in a confident enough mood but then retreated further and further back and looked like a side questioning their own confidence. Newcastle fell behind on 31 minutes after the defence knocked off and Kobbie Mainoo calmly stroked home after being afforded space in the box. Dan Burn came closest to equalising when he headed across the goal-line before Casimero cleared the danger.

But Man United have looked the better of the two sides so far.

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Here’s how the players rated in the first half:

Martin Dubravka 7

Had to be in his best form to keep his side in it before Kobbie Mainoo opener. Easily the busier of the two keepers.

Kieran Trippier 6

Not 100% fit and his balls down the side have lacked usual fizz.

Emil Krafth 5

Left a gaping hole to allow Mainoo to stroke home.

Dan Burn 7

Came close to an equaliser and at least looks awake.

Lewis Hall 7

Has had some good runs down the left and sent in a low effort.

Sean Longstaff 6

Has been overran in the middle.

Bruno Guimaraes 6

Not at the races so far.

Elliot Anderson 6

Has been involved in a couple of good moments.

Jacob Murphy 6

One decent cross to pick out Burn.

Anthony Gordon 7

Has caused a few issues when Newcastle get him on the ball.

Alexander Isak 6

Other than one early that went wide, has dropped deep.

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