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Manchester United vs Everton – Player Ratings as United draw 1 – 1
Manchester United traveled to Everton on the heels of two consecutive league wins, hoping to make it three in a row. Everton, on the other hand, provided stiff opposition at Goodison Park, and United was forced to leave Merseyside with a point.
As de Gea lingered too long on the ball, Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave the hosts an early lead. After United pressed high up the pitch, Bruno Fernandes smashed the ball into the Everton net.
The game ended 1-1 after United withstood Everton pressure and needed VAR to rule out a late Calvert-Lewin effort. Although a draw was a fair result, either side could have won it at the last second.
David de Gea: Not involved at all until the 33rd minute, when he stretched to save Gray’s shot. Beaten for pace by the equaliser, but showed calmness in possession and under pressure. 7/10.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: Back in for Diogo Dalot after the win over Villarreal and enjoyed an all-action first 10 minutes up and down the pitch. Made several key first-half blocks, but could not get to Townsend’s scoring shot. 8/10.
Raphael Varane: Got his defensive contributions right, blocking a shot and clearing away on occasion. Good pace to defend and pass under pressure. 7/10.
Victor Lindelof: Played some nice passes and blocked a Salomon Rondon shot in the first half. Did well to put Gray off balance in two chances either side of the 1-1 goal. 7/10.
Luke Shaw: Back in for Alex Telles after illness and injury and was, as usual, lively up and down the pitch in the opening 45. Had a shot blocked after a one-two with Paul Pogba after the break. 6/10.
Scott McTominay: Not involved a great deal in the first half, but headed away a corner and had some nice touches. Struggled to really make an impact in the second half. 6/10.
Fred: A few nice passes culminated in a lovely ball to set up Edinson Cavani‘s headed chance. His poor pass then allowed Everton in, though. Out-strengthened by Gray in the build-up to Everton’s equaliser. 5/10.
Mason Greenwood: Nice passing combinations and a dangerous cross in the first half, ending with a fizzed pass which set up Martial’s goal. Starred in the first 15 minutes of the second half, but struggled after Everton’s equaliser. 6/10.
Bruno Fernandes: Some nice passes, especially from left to right, before getting the assist for Martial’s opener. Not directly involved in goals after the break, but some nice touches set United going. 7/10.
Anthony Martial: Should have opened the scoring after six minutes, but mistimed his header. Made up for it with the power and accuracy of his strike for 1-0. 7/10.
Edinson Cavani: Good movement allowed him to have a header saved after 21 minutes. Didn’t really feature after the break until his withdrawal. 7/10.
Jadon Sancho (on for Martial, 57): Good pace and determination to drive at and beat defenders. Linked up well with Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba. 6/10.
Cristiano Ronaldo (on for Cavani, 57): Fired a shot straight across the goal and wide, but could not find a last-minute winner like he did against Villarreal. 5/10.
Paul Pogba (on for Fred, 70): Made chances to get United get forward and on the offensive after the equaliser. Set up Shaw for a chance, curled a shot wide of the right post and headed a corner over. 6/10.
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