Everton 1-2 Man United: Player Ratings As Casemiro Shines In His First League Start

Manchester United's Casemiro in midfield.

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Man United avoided yet another bump on the road in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Everton 1-0.

Goodison Park was bouncing in the opening minutes, as Alex Iwobi put the hosts ahead with a curling strike past David de Gea. But United quickly found their feet, took control of possession, and found the equaliser through Antony. Casemiro made up for his mistake leading to Everton’s opener by assisting Cristiano Ronaldo for his landmark 700th club career goal.

Here’s how United fared in a comeback win away from home:

David de Gea – 7.5

Had no chance to save Iwobi’s effort. But the Spaniard was surprisingly calm on the ball and swept up well when required.

Diogo Dalot – 6.5

Sloppy early in the game but recovered well. Involved in much of United’s build-up play.

Victor Lindelof – 6.5

Decent outing for the Swede after his defensive struggles in the Europa League.

Lisandro Martinez – 7.5

Another solid performance from the Argentine. Handled Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s aerial threat well late in the game.

Luke Shaw – 7.0

Outstanding going forward and intense while defending. The Englishman took his chance and will keep his place in the starting XI for time being.

Casemiro – 7.5

Had a clumsy start but showed his experience and quality by expertly recovering the ball off Iwobi before playing Ronaldo through for the winner. Named Man of the Match.

Christian Eriksen – 6.5

Amid the chaos in midfield, the Dane quietly had a good game and made some fine runs.

Antony – 8.0

Three goals in first three league appearances. Ten Hag thought Antony played his best game in a United shirt so far.

Bruno Fernnandes – 6.0

Great pressing to win the ball from Idrissa Gueye for Antony’s equaliser, but limited impact afterwards.

Marcus Rashford – 7.0

Direct, energetic, and created some good chances. Robbed of a late goal by yet another inconsistent VAR decision.

Anthony Martial – 7.5

United’s best player during the opening 15 minutes at Merseyside, the Frenchman assisted the equaliser before leaving the game early with an injury.

 

Substitutes

Cristiano Ronaldo – 7.5

The Portuguese icon scored his 700th club career goal with his trademark run and finish. Getting back on the score sheet helped Ronaldo, who seemed calm and calculated with the ball as the game progressed.

Scott McTominay – N/A

Raphael Varane – N/A

 

The Opposition’s Best Player

Alex Iwobi – 7.0

The Nigerian is thriving in midfield under Frank Lampard, and showed he can still be a threat in the final third with that stunning goal.