Burnley vs Manchester United – Player Ratings


Manchester United shared points with Burnley as they drew 1-1 at Turf Moore. United had the ball in the net soon after 10 minutes. But Raphael Varane’s header was disallowed as VAR saw an offside Harry Maguire impeding Jay Rodriguez in the build-up.

United did, however, take the lead 18 minutes into the game. When Luke Shaw picked him out in the area, Paul Pogba rifled the ball into the roof of the net without hesitation. Just minutes later, the ball was in the Burnley net once more, but it was also ruled out due to a questionable foul by Pogba. Burnley equalised in just two minutes of the second half. Wout Weghorst beat Harry Maguire to the ball and slipped in Jay Rodriguez, who showed great calm to fire past David de Gea to level the game up.

After that, Burnley really got into the game and might have easily scored one or two more goals. Weghorst was a constant thorn in United’s side, and Rodriguez squandered a brilliant counter-attack, with United struggling to keep up at times. Both teams pushed for a winner, with Ronaldo fluffing his lines once more. Weghorst looked particularly threatening and put De Gea to the test on several occasions. But a draw seemed a fair outcome in the end.

United Player Ratings

David De Gea – 7

He punched away the odd aerial delivery before he brilliantly denied Wout Weghorst’s volley at 1-1.

Diogo Dalot – 6

Not troubled too much by the quicksilver Maxwel Cornet and could have offered more in attack but was disappointing.

Raphael Varane – 7

Regrettably, he was denied his first goal for the club despite coming close with a flick at 1-1. Defensively, did a good job.

Harry Maguire – 3

The choice to stop Rodriguez for Varane’s disallowed goal was bizarre, as was the decision not to pursue Weghorst for the equaliser. For a last-man challenge, could have easily seen red.

Luke Shaw – 7

Sancho down the left seemed to be in tune with him. Burnley’s defence was tormented as they were attacked with real menace. Assisted Paul Pogba and had a chance to score another goal, but Rodriguez was offside.

Scott McTominay – 5

Struggled up against Weghorst’s physicality and looked uncomfortable sitting deep. Didn’t have the defensive awareness.

Paul Pogba – 7

Even if his impact decreased in the second half, he scored his first goal of the season with a nice finish and classy on a solid comeback to the Premier League.

Bruno Fernandes – 7

Made things happen once more, as his straight ball sped up the action that led to Pogba’s score. After halftime, he, like his buddy, was less influential.

Marcus Rashford – 6

At times, he appeared to be afraid. He got into a number of good places, but kept making bad judgments.

Edinson Cavani – 5

Could have crowned his return with a poacher’s goal but the ball bounced off Pope’s knee and the miss was costly.

Jadon Sancho – 7

Going ahead, He is really outstanding. Roberts was tortured, and he searched high and low for it. With a performance reminiscent of his Bundesliga days, he transferred his cup form to the league. Since the break, he appears to be a completely different player.


Cristiano Ronaldo – 4

Missed several chances to give United the Lead. Making the count 5 games without a goal.

Jesse Lingard – 5

He did add a certain spark to the play. But nothing, game changing.

Anthony Elanga – N/A

Author: Aditya Desai

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