Manchester United produced a commanding performance against Nottingham Forest to register their biggest Premier League win of the Erik ten Hag era.
The Red Devils were on the front foot from the very first whistle, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both netting inside 23 minutes. Antony missed a great chance to add another goal early in the second half, but his fellow countryman Fred ensured the scoreline reflected United’s dominance with a cool finish minutes before the final whistle.
Here’s how United’s players rated in their last home game of 2022.
David de Gea – 6.5
Wasn’t asked to do much, but used his chest smartly to stop a rare Forest attempt at goal.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7.0
Delivered another solid performance in the absence of Diogo Dalot.
Raphael Varane – 7.5
Asked to start just nine days after the World Cup final heartbreak, the Frenchman delivered a flawless display at the back.
Luke Shaw – 7.5
Partnered with Varane and looked as comfortable as the veteran centre-back in the heart of the defence.
Tyrell Malacia – 7.0
Enjoyed the link-up with Bruno Fernandes and Rashford in the final third.
Casemiro – 8.5
Effortlessly pulled the strings from deep all game and then showed his genius by stepping up and intercepting a Forest pass before finding Fred in the box with an exquisite ball.
Christian Eriksen – 6.0
Cheeky pass from the corner to pick Rashford for the opener.
Antony – 5.0
Held the width well. Should’ve scored United’s third goal in the 56th minute.
Bruno Fernandes – 7.0
Yet another lively performance from the United skipper. No player has created more chances from open play in the Premier League this season than the Portuguese.
Marcus Rashford – 8.0
Brilliant first-time finish to score United’s first goal followed by a selfless pass to set up the second. The Englishman is loving life under Erik ten Hag.
Anthony Martial – 6.5
Good strike to double the lead.
Donny van de Beek – 6.5
Alejandro Garnacho – 6.5
Harry Maguire – 6.0
Fred – 7.0
Anthony Elanga – N/A