MAROUANE FELLAINI saved Manchester United blushes with a late goal to sink Young Boys.
But did any of Mourinho's men come out of the win with any credit or redeem themselves after the shocker against Crystal Palace?
Getty – Contributor2 Marouane Fellaini with the only goal at Old Trafford
Reuters2 Marouane Fellaini celebrates with a relieved Jose Mourinho
DAVID DE GEA
Spent most of the first half collecting overhit through balls and dealing with back passes, although Djibril Sow should have worked him once.
But showed why he is the world’s best with an astonishing save to claw back a second-half effort which took a deflection and was virtually behind him. They won’t have miss him as and when he goes.
Back in the side for the first time in a month, and since his ill-advised, if inadvertent, liking of that Instagram post that Mourinho faced the bullet.
Had plenty of chances to bomb forward but has to be more decisive with his passing, and was dragged off with just under 20 minutes left. Also booked for one rash tackle too many.
Back in the side for the first time in two months and had a stroll of it in the first half as Young Boys struggled to produce any threat.
It was different after the break and he had to be on his toes with a couple of lively interventions, although stood off a bit too much on one occasion too.
Along with Shaw, has cemented a slot in the backline – although that’s hardly a glowing reference given how United have leaked goals at times.
Lucky to get away with a couple when he took ages to pick a pass and pulled out of position when Young Boys had a chance just before the break.
More of a left winger than defender against this lot, although his ball to tee up a great early chance for Rashford was more luck than judgement.
Booked for a cynical halfway line tug on Sulamenji. He had more to do defensively after the break although not United's worst on a tortuous night.
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Or Nemanja Static as increasingly frustrated fans have labeled him of late. Sprayed some nice passes around, but rarely produced anything like a killer ball.
Kept possession well enough, but still looks a shadow of the player which had such an impact last season.
The £52 million buy from Shakhtar and was United’s best in the first half, fizzing one early shot just over and curling another inches wide.
Covered a lot of ground, and was eventually replaced by Pogba after an hour, as Mourinho sought more invention to unpick the Swiss defence.
His newly cropped hair means he’s about two inches smaller. Maybe that’s why Young Boys seemed to target him for a couple of hefty first-half challenges. Not the wisest thing to do.
Produced a couple of neat flicks, which is hardly his forte, and blazed a magnificent close-range chance over the top – before ending the night as a hero with that dramatic late winner.
Has become one of the few who look likely to provide a creative spark and had a couple of lovely touches to tee up Rashford.
Buzzed around and stung the keeper’s hands with one effort, before he was hauled off in favour of Lukaku after an hour.
Got the nod to lead the line down and blew a great chance to give United an early lead with a chip over that had Mourinho shaking his head.
Went close with another that whistled just wide but if anything this proved he is better coming from wide rather than down the middle. An out and out centre-forward he is not.
United’s leading scorer this season, and was busy and bustling again, but too often he tied himself in knots.
At times he looked too keen to make the breakthrough and was also guilty of going for the shot when others were better placed.
SUBS: ROMELU LUKAKU (for Lingard)
Can’t have been happy starting on the bench against the group’s whipping boys, but that sums up how far he’s dipped.
Eventually got for the last half hour or so, and flashed one header a yard wide.
PAUL POGBA (for Fred)
Another expensive bench-warmer, who Mourinho would love to have been able to rest all night.
The fact he got over half an hour shows how they were toiling, but is too keen to beat a man rather than looking for the early pass.
JUAN MATA (for Valencia)
Chucked on for the closing stages as United grew increasingly desperate, but had little chance to take control of it.