Player Ratings: Everton 1-0 Manchester United

Manchester United came into this game needing all three points as they attempt to hold onto any hope of finishing in a UEFA Champions League qualifying spot for the 22/23 season. Everton came in needed points to help fight off relegation. Both teams had plenty to play for, but you might not have guessed it by either team’s overall performance.

Goalkeeper

David De Gea – 6/10
Very little to do in the first half and was nothing he could have done for the goal conceded. Very good job of saving a second deflected effort.

Defenders

Alex Telles – 5/10
The fullback saw plenty of the ball, but was unable to do much with it.

Harry Maguire – 5/10
Our captain has received his fair share of criticism recently and needed a good showing to help relieve some of the pressure. That did not happen and unfortunately was the player that deflected in the game winning goal for the hosts.

Victor Lindelöf- 6/10
Probably the best of the defenders today. Was able to make s crucial block to keep the score line at 1-0.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5/10
A very lazy run back into position, then allowing Richalison to get onto his stronger foot with ease helped set up the first goal for the home team.

Midfielders

Nemanja Matic – 5/10
In possession, it was obvious to see what he offers. He was constantly making himself an option and a lot of United’s play went through Matic. Everton’s best chances all started with the midfielder losing possession in the opposition half, however. Unsurprisingly, he was removed around the hour mark as he usually is.

Fred – 5/10
Unfortunately, Fred had to be removed after 36 minutes. It was a quiet game for the Brazilian before his substitution.

Bruno Fernandes – 6/10
Delivered a world class ball into Marcus Rashford who was unable to capitalize, but failed to leave his impact on the game in the manner we are accustomed to.

Forwards

Jadon Sancho – 4/10
Jadon and Wan-Bissaka on the same side produced the same results as we have seen every time they play together – a very underwhelming display. The young Englishman was a complete non-factor in the game

Marcus Rashford – 6/10
Back in the starting line-up and could have easily been on the scoresheet in the first half had it not been for two very good saves from Jordan Pickford. Very unlucky to be the first attacker substituted.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 4/10
His highlights today were two off ball pressures. Not what you want to be saying about the greatest goal scorer of all time.

Substitutions

Paul Pogba – 5/10
An early appearance off the bench but was not able to make the impact he would have hoped for.

Anthony Elanga – 5/10
The young Swede, like many of his teammate, was invisible on the pitch today.

Juan Mata – 6/10
The Spaniard was arguably the most energetic player for the visitors.

As disappointing as the result is, the performance was somehow even worse. There was no heart shown by these players today.

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