Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-2 Aston Villa

An excellent first 70 minutes for United was ruined by a calamitous last 20. For much of the game, United looked composed and comfortable. By the final whistle, the Red Devils were thankful to escape with a point.

Goalkeeper

David De Gea – 7/10

Distribution was poor all night and he had no chance with Ramsey’s goal. A string of crucial saves kept United in front at the beginning of the second half.

Defenders

Diogo Dalot – 4/10

Bright going forward but struggled massively defensively. Lucas Digne caused him lots of problems as the game progressed. Very poor for Coutinho’s goal.

Victor Lindelof – 5/10

Caught out way up the pitch in the build-up to Villa’s equalizer. Was decent up to that point, but was nowhere to be seen when needed most.

Raphael Varane – 5/10

Didn’t do much wrong for most of the game. Perhaps could’ve done more to put Coutinho under pressure for the Brazilian’s goal.

Alex Telles – 5/10

Similar performance to Dalot. Good going forward, but got exposed at times by Matty Cash.

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Midfielders

Fred – 6/10

Won the ball back high up the pitch before assisting Fernandes’ second. Very loose in possession throughout. Should’ve stopped Mings in the build-up to Villa’s equalizer. Committed some unnecessary fouls as usual.

Nemanja Matic – 4/10

Made some important interceptions but struggled to impose himself on the game. Booked in the first half, and was lucky not to see red for a foul on Buendia at the beginning of the second. Should have stopped the cross for Coutinho’s goal.

Bruno Fernandes – 7/10

Looked more like the Bruno we saw for much of the past two years. Lively on the ball and took his goal very well.

Anthony Elanga – 6/10

Very Lively throughout. Looked dangerous when he got on the ball and came close to scoring on a couple of occasions. Never looked out of place on only his third Premier League start ever.

Mason Greenwood – 6/10

Looked very dangerous going forward, forcing Martinez into a couple of good saves.

Forwards

Edinson Cavani – 5/10

Ran himself into the ground. Struggled to get involved in an attacking sense.

Substitutes

Jadon Sancho 3/10

Lost the ball with his very first touch. Did very little in his time on the pitch.

Jesse Lingard N/A

Donny Van De Beek N/A

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