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Player Ratings: Everton vs Manchester United

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Everton 0-2 Manchester United | Carabao Cup | Player Ratings

Dean Henderson: 6

Manchester United’s domination of the ball meant Dean Henderson had very little to do. Gylfi Sigurdsson did have an edge of the box free kick that the young keeper dealt with.

Defence

Axel Tuanzebe: 7

Despite making his debut at right back, the right side of defence is uncharted territory for Axel Tuanzebe who probably has his eyes on the positions at centre half. However, Tuanzebe gave Aaron Wan-Bissaka a run for his money, defensively his pace and intelligence was there for all to see. Going forward he showed invention that we’ve lacked for a long while on the right flank.

Eric Bailly: 7

Bailly came back into the team and it was a typical “Eric Bailly” performance. The central defender’s recovery speed bailed Harry Maguire out on a couple of occasions and he also clattered Richarlison. Pretty standard day at the office for the Ivorian.

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Harry Maguire: 6

Playing out from the back, the Manchester United captain seemed to take his time on the ball, on one occasion it almost led to an Everton opportunity had Bailly not been there to clean up. Other than that he was solid at the back.

Alex Telles: 7

Up and down, all game, just what you would want from a Manchester United left back. His energy to provide an outlet on the left ensured United could maintain pressure on the Everton back four. The shift that the left back put in result led in his substitution just as United were chasing the game.

Midfield

Nemanja Matic: 7

Most tackles and most passes says all you need to know about Nemanja Matic’s performance. Unfortunate to miss out on the previous victory against Leeds he came in and just used his experience to calm proceedings and allow the forward thinkers to think forward.

Paul Pogba: 7

Another change to the side that took on Leeds, Paul Pogba ran the game from Manchester United. Like Matic his calmness allowed Bruno to find himself on the ball with options ahead. Pogba was involved with chance creation as well as a defensive shift. A consecutive top performance for Paul Pogba who apparently can’t perform consistently.

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Donny van de Beek: 6

Van de Beek put himself about with the high press and intensity United played with in the first half. His cleverness and movement was a delight to watch.

Bruno Fernandes: 6

Bruno Fernandes was allowed to ooze quality as United applied the pressure. A number of his passes were sloppy. The Poruguese midfielder did however provide some much needed leadership for the Reds to get over the line.

Attack

Mason Greenwood: 7

While Greenwood was on the pitch he was probably the best player on the pitch and was unlucky to get substituted when he was. The 19-year-old was direct and there was more of a willingness to serve his teammates tonight.

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Edinson Cavani: 8

From the word go El Matador was on it. He could’ve had a couple of goals within the first 10 minutes of play but the final ball just wasn’t there. His finish at the end was more than enough to make up for his missed chances, a fantastic strike to put us 1-0 up and win the tie essentially. A top centre forwards performance from Cavani.

Substitutes

Luke Shaw: 6

Anthony Martial: 6

The Frenchman took his goal extremely well.

Marcus Rashford: 6

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