Manchester United ran out 4-0 winners against Everton at Old Trafford earlier today. The scoreline definitely flattered the home side in what was a fairly low-quality game, in which neither side covered themselves in glory for large parts. Let’s see how the players rated …
de Gea 7
As he so often is, was United’s saviour with two crucial saves with the score at 1-0.
A Valencia ( MOTM ) 8
Another fine display from the Ecuador international. Gave United a early lead with a beautifully-struck volley from the edge of the area, which is undoubtedly his best ever goal for the Old Trafford side.
Solid for the most part, but still has a lot of maturing to do, can be rash at times.
Passed the ball well, especially in first-half, but looked a little nervy as Everton applied some pressure in the second period. You get the impression this is a make or break season at Old Trafford for the England international.
Worked his socks off as usual, but is definitly not a long-term solution at left-back.
There is a place in Man United’s team for Fellaini. A game like today when The Reds already have a holding midfielder and are expected to be the aggressors against a struggling opponent is not it however, slowed his team’s tempo down too often.
Has barely put a foot wrong since signing from Chelsea. Reads the game brilliantly and was tidy in possession, his experience will be key for Jose Mourinho’s side as the season progresses.
Tidy and industrious as always. Hit the post with a wonderfully struck free-kick in the second-half.
Took his goal well and has started the season in fine form, but a poor touch or sloppy pass cost United clear-cut chances on a couple of occasions in the first period.
Looked strangely dis-interested at times. Did little of note in possession and failed to support Young as Martina bombed forward.
R Lukaku 6
Missed a sitter in first-half and a poor touch cost him a certain goal in second. Stuck at it however, providing a fine assist for Mkhitaryan’s goal and will have loved scoring in front of the jeering Everton fans in the closing stages.
Brought so much more energy to United’s play after his introduction. The Old Trafford faithful will be hoping that rumours of a fall out with Mourinho are untrue and they get to see him back in the starting XI asap whilst Pogba is out injured.
Won and converted a penalty in his ten minute cameo. Should start the next game after Rashford’s poor showing.
Classic Lingaard, infuriated with his sloppiness on ball at times, but on the flip side his excellent movement caused a lot of problems for a pedestrian Everton defence.
Could arguably have done better with Valencia’s opener and almost gifted United a goal with a sloppy pass. A sobering day for the talented young shot stopper.
Has had a fine career for the Toffees, but looks past his best and will need to be replaced if Everton are to eventually challenge for the top-four.
Has had a nervy start to his Everton career and today was no different. Unsure of himself in possession and seemed to be in a daze at times.
Capped a poor display off by giving the ball away for United’s all important second goal.
Battled away bravely and did well against Lukaku at times, but really needed to force his defence, who were criminally deep for much of the game, further up the pitch.
A surprisingly good display from the Curacao international, had Rashford in his pocket and was Everton’s main attacking threat in first-half.
Covered a lot of ground in the centre of the park without making much of an impact.
A good display on his return to Old Trafford. Enough to make Mourinho or United fans regret letting him ? No. Gave away late penalty.
One of his sides better performers, good energy and flashes of quality down the right from the youngster.
Missed a good chance with the score at 1-0, a fine player but just not his day.
Another guilty of spurning a good chance to get his side back into the game. Generally, worked hard as always and showed some nice touches, but just doesn’t have the legs to play as a lone front-man anymore.
Brought some much needed energy and pace to Everton’s front-line, had one excellent left-footed effort from distance saved by de Gea.
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