Report & Ratings: Middlesbrough 1-3 Man United – 19/03/17

Middlesbrough 1-3 Man United

Manchester United moved up to fifth in the Premier League table with a win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside in Steve Agnew’s first game in charge


Ashley Young’s deep cross found Marouane Fellaini at the back post who headed past Victor Valdes, before Jesse Lingard’s terrific strike doubled his side’s lead just after the break.

United invited pressure and when Chris Smalling made a mess of an easy clearance in the box, substitute Rudy Gestede pounced to make it 2-1.

But former Manchester United keeper Victor Valdes slipped in stoppage time and Antonio Valencia’s tap-in secured the three points.

Jose Mourinho’s side leapfrog Arsenal and Everton into fifth, while Middlesbrough remain 19th in the table and are now five points from safety.

OUR RATINGS (Out of 10)

De Gea – 6

Valencia – 8

Bailly – 7

Jones – 6

Smalling – 6

Young – 7

Carrick – 7

Fellaini – 6

Lingard – 8

Mata – 6

Rashford – 7


Rojo – N/A

Martial – N/A


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