Man Utd 5-0 Aston Villa: Player ratings as United top WSL table - including Katie Zelem, Alessia Russo

Big guns shine as United hit Aston Villa for five in front of 30k+ at Old Trafford. Here’s how we rated each player.

Goals from Katie Zelem (13), Leah Galton (28), Alessia Russo (50), Ona Batlle (76) and Rachel Williams (90) helped Skinner’s side to an impressive 5-0 victory for the Red Devils as they ran riot at Old Trafford in this afternoon’s WSL game.

The victory moves the Red Devil’s into top spot temporarily, with Chelsea and Arsenal kicking off later this afternoon.

The win capped another impressive display as a host of key players shone on the big stage, but who wowed the United fans most at the Theatre of Dreams this Saturday afternoon?

Player ratings:

Mary Earps: A fairly quiet afternoon for the England number one, but stayed alert throughout, making a great save from Freya Gregory. 7/10.

Ona Batlle: Excellent. A constant threat down the right hand side. Her superb cross helped create the opening and she played a huge role in the third and scored the fourth. A real gem of a full back and our player of the match. 9/10.

Hannah Blundell: Supported Galton well and played with her usual consistency. 6/10.

Millie Turner: A fairly easy afternoon for the centre back despite facing the in-form Rachel Daly. 6/10.

Maya Le Tissier: Comfortable in possession and just continues to impress at the heart of defence since her move from Brighton. 7/10.

Katie Zelem: She just loves scoring at Old Trafford. Kept Skinner’s side ticking over and was in the right place at the right time for her goal. Almost caught in possession in the second half, but her only mistake. 7/10.

Hayley Ladd: Far more important to United than she is given credit for. Never wastes a pass and is always available to receive one. 7/10.

Ella Toone: Full of energy throughout the game. A typical Toone peformance. Inventive, energetic and a two assists to boot. 8/10.

Leah Galton: Took her goal superbly and linked up well with Blundell throughout. Another putting in consistently good displays week in, week out. 7/10.

Nikita Parris: Not much came off for her today and was taken off early in the second period. 6/10.

Alessia Russo: There’s not a lot like Russo in the WSL. She helped create panic in the Villa box for the opener, while excellent hold up play helped create the all important second and she was in the right place at the right time to score the third. 9/10.

Martha Thomas (sub 62): Played off the right off Russo with less than half an hour remaining. 6/10.

Lucia Garcia (sub 77): Came on late for Russo. 6/10.

Rachel Williams (sub 85): Came on for the final five minutes and grabbed a goal. Can’t ask for much more than that. 7/10.

Vilde Boe Risa (sub 85): N/A