Manchester United vs Everton Player Ratings

Manchester United came back from a goal down to beat Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park. Alex Iwobi put the hosts in front before Antony got his third Premier League goal to level the contest. Cristiano Ronaldo then came off the bench to win the game for the Red Devils, scoring his 700th club goal of his career.

Manchester United vs Everton Player Ratings

Erik ten Hag made three changes from the midweek clash against Omonia with Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford coming into the side. The match began with a lot of intensity with many crunching tackles early on. Everton took the lead through Iwobi, after Casemiro lost possession.

Onana dispossessed the Brazilian midfielder before giving the ball to Iwobi. The Nigerian international found the back of the net with a fine finish. United responded well and began knocking the ball around with much more conviction and purpose.

During a swift counter attack, Martial put Antony through on goal. The winger found the bottom left hand corner and the visitors were level. The Reds then had multiple chances to extend their lead with the best chances falling to Martial and Casemiro.

However, it was Ronaldo who gave ten Hag’s men the lead. The 37-year-old replaced Martial, who went off with a hip injury, and slotted United into the lead after being sent through on goal by Casemiro.

Fernandes and Eriksen saw plenty of the ball in the second half and were at the heart of everything United did. The Reds did create some chances but rarely tested Pickford. Rashford thought he made it 3-1, however the goal didn’t stand due to an apparent handball in the build up.

Despite some late pressure from Everton, ten Hag’s side held on to secure all three points.

Manchester United vs Everton Player Ratings

David de Gea 8/10

Could do nothing to prevent Iwobi’s sensational effort from going in. Did numerous sweeping actions and even recorded some high claims. Made a vital save to deny Garner late on. An impressive performance from the Spaniard.

Diogo Dalot 6/10

Careless in possession at times but was effective in defensive and attacking situations. Had a tricky battle against Demarai Gray but deal with him well.

Victor Lindelof 7/10

Rarely tested by Maupay and Calvert-Lewin. Dealt with everything thrown at him and was effective at bringing the ball out from the back.

Lisandro Martinez 8/10

Perhaps the first name on the team sheet at the moment. Won his duels against a very physical side. Played multiple accurate passes even when under pressure. Another solid outing from the defender.

Luke Shaw 8/10

Seems to have got his mojo back. Dealt with everything down his side. Regained possession and set up many counter attacking opportunities. A man of the match display from the Englishman.

Casemiro 7/10

A ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ performance from the defensive midfielder. Looked careless and off the pace but at the same time was alert defensively and grabbed an assist. Was at fault for the first goal but grew into the game. Should have got himself on the scoresheet.

Christian Eriksen 8/10

Was the catalysts for most United attacks. Brilliant on the ball and controlled the game with Fernandes superbly. His set-pieces were a letdown.

Bruno Fernandes 8/10

Was involved in almost everything and was a lot more disciplined with the ball at his feet. Made some great runs beyond the striker. His influence on the game grew when Ronaldo was introduced.

Antony 8/10

Got his third Premier League goal in as many games with a tidy finish. Was a constant threat throughout and put in a shift defensively. Quieter in the second half but combined well with the rest of the front three.

Anthony Martial 7/10

Came off with what looks like yet another injury just before the hour mark. Did maintain his impressive form when on the pitch and got himself another assist. Looked a threat before making way for Ronaldo. Needs to get his fitness back up to scratch, as he looks scintillating at times.

Marcus Rashford 7/10

Came out on top in his duel with Coleman and was a threat throughout. Should have had an assist when Casemiro headed wide. Unlucky to see his goal chalked off for offside.

Subs

Cristiano Ronaldo 8/10

Got the match winning goal and was much better in terms of his overall game. Was sharp and combined well with the rest of the attackers.

Scott McTominay 5/10

Came on to add extra protection in midfield. Booked and will miss the game against Newcastle.

Raphael Varane 6/10

Made a crucial header in the dying moments to preserve the lead.

Manager: Erik ten Hag 8/10

Picked a strong lineup and didn’t underestimate the opposition. Perhaps should have withdrawn Martial after he looked uncomfortable in the warmup, although the Frenchman did get an assist. Credit has to be given to ten Hag, as many will say that United played their best football in the first half and responded incredibly well to going a goal down.

Man of the Match: Luke Shaw

Author: Rajan Sangha

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