Manchester United took on Everton away from home in an absolutely brilliant and classic Premier League encounter.
The game ended 1-1 due to two first-half goals resulting from two goalkeeping errors. David De Gea was sloppy with his long kick resulting in a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal within the first three minutes of the game while Bruno Fernandes was outstanding in fooling Jordan Pickford in the 33rd minute for his goal.
Here’s how the Red Devils fared on the night:
David De Gea – 5.2
Poor in that first vital showing which has made all the difference in the game. However, he seemed to have redeemed himself with repeatedly impressive stops throughout the rest of the game although that last VAR-ruled offside positioning does remain debatable.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6.3
Good with his forward runs but was rarely fed the ball. Just the single attempted tackle from the erstwhile specialist.
Victor Lindelof – 6.7
The better of the centre-halfs and was promising in his forward runs.
Harry Maguire – 6.5
Looked very unsure of himself and nearly gave up a crucial late goal had the VAR not ruled otherwise.
Luke Shaw – 6.9
Created numerous great chances during the game and was very promising. Needs to sure up his defending, especially during corners.
Scott McTominay – 6.6
Back from injury but still needs more time to return to his former brilliance. Was great in expanding the scope of the play across the pitch.
Nemanja Matic – 8.0
Arguably the finest player on the pitch. Silent engineer yet again, nearly scoring twice, once denied by the woodwork and then provided the all-important assist to Fernandes’ goal. Perhaps not deadwood after all.
Fred – 6.9
Brilliant outing yet again but was sloppy in his passing. Incorrectly given the yellow card, proving yet again how poor the refereeing was in the game.
Bruno Fernandes – 8.0
Probably the Man of the Match yet again. Great goal from open play, his third one in three games. Has made all the difference for United since being signed.
Mason Greenwood – 6.5
Quiet for much of the game and simply couldn’t ape his earlier brilliance.
Anthony Martial – 6.2
Was very poor and couldn’t create the sort of chances that is expected of a Manchester United forward. Only the 2 shots to his name.
Odion Ighalo – 7.0
Flirted with a goal yet again and this time it was Jordan Pickford who successfully denied him.
Juan Mata – 5.8
Couldn’t inject much into the game.
Brandon Williams – Brought on too late to make a considerable impact.