Who was United's Man of the Match?

Saturday 11 December 2021 20:35

Manchester United won 1-0 at Norwich City, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's goal in the second half.

The no.7 kept his cool from the penalty spot after being hauled over by Max Aarons to earn three more precious points in driving rain in East Anglia.

It means Ralf Rangnick has now secured victories from his two Premier League games in interim charge of the Reds.

David De Gea came out on top of our poll vote.

After a tight first half, when Alex Telles hit the bar with a free-kick, the Canaries enjoyed the best of the play at the start of the second period and David De Gea made a stunning stop to palm a Teemu Pukki drive over the bar.

Following Ronaldo's penalty, De Gea made another great save to flip Ozan Kabak's header away from goal as the home side looked to get back on level terms. Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly both made important blocks to preserve the lead. Kabak also tested De Gea again in stoppage time, although the City defender may have been offside in any case.

Scott McTominay and Fred were maybe contenders for the award after some good work in midfield but there was no looking beyond De Gea for our fans, who voted in their thousands in the Official App and on ManUtd.com.

De Gea polled 68 per cent to emerge as the clear winner, following on from his Player of the Month success for November.

Ronaldo was runner-up after his key contribution with in-form Fred taking third spot.

Who gets your vote for United's Man of the Match against Norwich?poll

Who gets your vote for United's Man of the Match against Norwich?

Interim boss Rangnick was in agreement with the fans' verdict.

"I can only agree," he said, when asked if David showed why he is regarded as one of the best keepers in the world. "It was a fantastic performance. He was probably Man of the Match tonight. He made two or three brilliant saves."