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Player Ratings: Everton vs Manchester United

Everton vs Manchester United 1-3 | Premier League | Player Ratings

David De Gea: 6

De Gea was rarely called upon. The match was so tightly played in the middle of the park, the defence had to work hard to marshal Everton’s attacks.

Defence

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 5

Whether it was Juan Mata leaving him exposed or just Wan Bissaka not being at it, he was our poorest defender. At times in the first half he was easily caught out by quick movement which meant that we were vulnerable down that right hand side. Luckily Everton didn’t exploit that flank well enough to cause any real damage.

Victor Lindelof: 6

Lindelof’s game can be summed up as a mixed bag. Along the floor he was solid; clearing the ball, playing froward and even some one-on-one’s. However in the air, Dominic Calvert-Lewin dominated him. Calvert-Lewin intelligently moved away from Harry Maguire who didn’t give the striker a sniff and pinned Victor Lindelof. That small and subtle action led to Everton’s opener, it’s a real concern going forward into future games.

Harry Maguire: 8

That was more like it. A real Harry Maguire performance, a nuisance in both boxes. As I said before, Dominic Calvert-Lewin knew to avoid him at all costs. He won what should have been a penalty in the opposition box when both Pickford and Keane clattered him. In our box he won every ball that came his way. He does seem enjoy an afternoon at Goodison Park away.

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Luke Shaw: 7

Luke Shaw is seriously rolling back the years with his offensive play. He’s only 25 but this is the second game he’s put in a cross right on the dime to earn him an assist. It was the kind of thing he built a career off as a teenager. It’s a shame it seems he’ll be out for a little while with what appears to be a hamstring injury.

Midfield

Scott McTominay: 7

Scott McTominay had his fair share of criticism last week against Arsenal from me included. He wasn’t good enough. Today however he showed his character and put in a solid performance. Some of his range of passions was brilliant. Like the team let’s hope he can build on this performance.

Fred: 8

When Fred and McTominay play together, and play together well it is a sight to behold. They are solid and compliment each other well, if you could merge the two players you’d have a hell of a central defensive midfielder. Fred’s energy, movement and passing was sublime today.

Bruno Fernandes: 9

When your backs against the wall like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s was going into this game, you need men to step up for you. Bruno Fernandes embodies the spirit the team had today. With two goals and and an assist he drove this Manchester United team forward. Not only was he good technically, he had that nasty streak in him and was ready for the fight, he could’ve been sent off. But ultimately he played the full 90 minutes like they were his last, my Man of the Match.

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Marcus Rashford: 6

Marcus Rashford didn’t have the best of games, not much came off for him. He even didn’t manage to claim a goal in his performance with it being given to Bruno. He’s going away with England now, let’s hope he comes back fresh.

Anthony Martial: 7

Martial won’t get the plaudits for his performance as he didn’t score or dribble past five Everton players. But he dug in and fought hard in the game.

Substitutes

Edinson Cavani: 7

Well taken first Manchester United goal for Edinson Cavani.

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Paul Pogba: 6

Axel Tuanzebe: 6

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