Newcastle United player ratings v Man Utd: 'Unconvincing' Alexander Isak & 4/10 'off the pace' in 3-2 loss

Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United player ratings: Here’s how Anthony Gordon, Bruno Guimaraes, Alexander Isak and co fared at Old Trafford.

Newcastle United lost 3-2 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 before Anthony Gordon drew Newcastle level early into the second half. Amad quickly restored Manchester United’s advantage before Rasmus Hojlund made it 3-1 in the closing stages. Lewis Hall then grabbed a second for Newcastle to make it 3-2 in stoppage 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.

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.

Anthony Gordon levelled things up for Newcastle shortly after the restart before Amad restored Manchester United’s one-goal advantage with a well-hit effort from an uncleared corner.

Rasmus Hojlund then made it 3-1 in the closing stages before Lewis Hall’s first Premier League goal set up an interesting final few minutes.

The match ended 3-2 as Newcastle dropped to seventh in the Premier League table with only goal difference keeping them ahead of Manchester United heading into the final day.

Here are the Newcastle player ratings from the match...

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