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Karl Darlow 8; Bruno Fernandes 8, Marcus Rashford 9: Newcastle United v Manchester United player ratings

Three late goals hand Red Devils 4-1 victory on Tyneside

Bruno Fernandes atoned for a missed penalty as Manchester United blitzed Newcastle with three late goals on Saturday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men went into their match at St James' Park desperate to restore pride after a 6-1 hammering by Spurs before the international break but were immediately in trouble when Luke Shaw turned the ball into his own net.

United were back on level terms midway through the first half when captain Harry Maguire met Juan Mata's corner with an unstoppable header, just days after the misery of a red card for England against Denmark.

The visitors were handed a golden chance to take the lead from the spot after VAR awarded them a penalty for Jamal Lewis's challenge on Marcus Rashford but Karl Darlow dived to his right to save Fernandes's 58th-minute spot-kick.

However, the Portuguese made amends for his miss with a superb 86th-minute strike and there was still time for goals from Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Rashford, who made it 4-1.

"Great result and great character to come back, led by a very inspirational captain," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

"Harry scored and leads by example. He showed good character, I am happy for him. He had a couple of difficult weeks since he last played for us.

"The season started for us today. We have come up to the speed of the game and that showed today."

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Updated: October 19, 2020 02:05 PM

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