Kobbie Mainoo puts Manchester United in front. Kobbie Mainoo puts Manchester United in front.
Kobbie Mainoo puts Manchester United in front. | Getty Images

Newcastle United half-time player ratings v Man Utd: 'Frustrated' Bruno Guimaraes & 'positive' 7/10

Manchester United 1-0 Newcastle United player ratings: Here’s how Bruno Guimaraes, Kieran Trippier, Alexander Isak and co have fared at half-time.

Newcastle United are losing 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford - here are the half-time player ratings from the match.

Kobbie Mainoo scored the only goal of the first half to put the hosts ahead.

Eddie Howe made one change to his side that drew 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday with Kieran Trippier starting for the first time in over two months as Tino Livramento dropped out due to an ankle injury. Alexander Isak kept his place in the side despite suffering with illness while Callum Wilson missed out once again.

The match is a crucial one for both sides in their quest for European qualification. While Manchester United have the fall-back of an FA Cup final, anything other than a win would effectively end their hopes of a top-seven finish.

Just after the half-hour mark, Manchester United took the lead as the ball trickled to an unmarked Mainoo to turn past Martin Dubravka in the Newcastle goal.

At the other end, Dan Burn saw a header cleared off the line by Casemiro and Anthony Gordon had a penalty shout turned down after being pulled by Sofyan Amrabat.

Newcastle ended the half on the front foot but couldn’t find an equaliser as the sides went in with Manchester United leading 1-0.

Here are the Newcastle half-time player ratings from the match (ratings updated at full-time)...

Eddie Howe made one change to his side that drew 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday with Kieran Trippier starting for the first time in over two months as Tino Livramento dropped out due to an ankle injury. Alexander Isak kept his place in the side despite suffering with illness while Callum Wilson missed out once again.

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