Manchester United succumbed to a shock defeat away at Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils travelled to St James’ Park knowing that only a win would do as they aimed to maintain their unlikely pursuit of catching up with Manchester City at the top of the table.

However, in what was a massively uninspiring display, Jose Mourinho’s men could not find their way past a resilient Newcastle side.

Matt Ritchie’s first-time strike in the second-half was enough to separate the sides in what was a hugely intense affair throughout, with both sides having their share of chances.

Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial both spurned golden opportunities for United in the second-half and moments of careless defending saw Mourinho’s side come away from Newcastle with nothing to show for their efforts.

It was a wholly disappointing afternoon for the Red Devils. Here are our Manchester United player ratings following the defeat.

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