Man United vs Luton Town Player Ratings as Red Devil weather Luton storm to rack up fourth PL win in a row

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Manchester United weathered the storm against Luton Town to claim their fourth Premier League win in a row.

The home side were forced into a change before kick-off late on as Cauley Woodrow replaced Elijah Adebayo, who picked up an injury during the warm-up.

Rasmus Hojlund gave the Red Devils the lead 35 seconds in after latching on to Amari’i Bell’s errant back pass to set up a record sixth straight goal.

It wasn’t long before the Dane doubled his tally at Kenilworth Road by expertly curling Alejandro Garnacho’s long-range volley past Thomas Kaminski.

But the Hatters hit back just before the quarter-hour mark when Carlton Morris was on hand to head home Tahtih Chong’s deflected effort in the area.

Morris fired another warning shot later in the first half when he pulled over as Rob Edwards’ side grew in confidence alongside an increasingly boisterous home crowd.

Their persistence almost paid off after the break when Gabriel Osho assisted Ross Barkley’s free-kick, which André Onana had to scramble over his own line to save.

However, United stayed in front and spurned a number of chances as Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes and Højlund failed to extend their side’s lead.

Erik ten Hag’s men are now just four points off the final UEFA Champions League qualification spot, while Luton remain a point clear of the relegation zone.

Man United  Player Ratings

Andre Onana (6/10): Could have done more to put Morris off. His footwork helped slow the game down and ease the pressure.

Diogo Dalot (5/10): Couldn’t cope with Alfie Doughty for large spells and messed up a potential one-on-one with Thomas Kaminski.

Harry Maguire (5/10): A bit of a wobbly performance. Late to numerous tackles and could have been booked long before he finally saw yellow. Taken off at half-time as a precaution.

Raphael Varane (8/10): A highly effective last wall of defence, making block after block after Luton breached midfield and the flanks.

Luke Shaw (6/10): Had some nice passages of play and put out numerous fires, including getting a booking for a meaty challenge. Taken off before half-time amid fears of another injury.

Kobbie Mainoo (8/10): A class act. His nimble footwork helped United play their way out of Luton’s aggressive press and he also read the game superbly.

Casemiro (5/10): Very fortunate not to earn another booking for taking out Barkley, Ten Hag sensibly removing him at half-time. Despite his struggles against Barkley, he sparked the move for the first goal with a punt downfield which Hojlund capitalised on.

Bruno Fernandes (5/10): Made plenty of sloppy passes but worked hard to contain Luton late on and made a vital block to prevent Gabriel Osho from levelling.

Alejandro Garnacho (6/10): Made lots of bad decisions, above all when he bungled his attempt to dribble around Kaminski. At least he got an assist.

Rasmus Hojlund (9/10): That’s seven goals in six matches for the Dane. He showed awareness and composure for his early goal and cheekiness for his second. Also held the ball up superbly.

Marcus Rashford (5/10): Some promising moments but overall a disappointment. Should have released Garnacho far earlier in the first half but made amends with a dream pass which the Argentina international squandered.

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Victor Lindelof (6/10): Did better deputising at left-back than last week at Villa but still picked up a yellow card.

Scott McTominay (6/10): Brought on at half-time and held the ball up well while working hard in defence.

Jonny Evans (8/10): Outstanding when he came on, heading and booting away every ball that came his way. Also showed impressive stamina to storm forward in the last minute.

Sofyan Amrabat (N/A): Brought on in the 86th minute to shore up the defence and see out the win.

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