Manchester United 1-1 Everton: Player ratings

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea 5 – Caught in no man’s land for Phil Jagielka’s 22nd minute goal. Didn’t offer much assurance at all.

Ashley Young 7 – Committed absolutely everything to the cause all evening, bombing up and down the right flank with real fervour. One of the few Manchester United players to actually display some desire. Came off with a knock in the second half.

Marcos Rojo 5 – Could have done much better in dealing with Jagielka for Everton’s goal. Struggled to deal with the power of Romelu Lukaku.

Eric Bailly 6 – Let himself down with a few wayward touches but did well when it came to distributing the ball, moving play forward whenever he could.

Daley Blind 5 – Looked strapped for pace when placed up against Kevin Mirallas and struggled to link up with Rashford. Hooked off at half time.

Michael Carrick 6 – Couldn’t dictate proceedings in his normal way during the first half, with the presence of Gareth Barry and Idrissa Gueye significantly hampering his momentum. Established a foothold in midfield in the second half.

Ander Herrera 6 – Threw everything he had at what was a furious midfield battle but couldn’t exercise his usual influence going forward.

Marouane Fellaini 5 – Lacked physicality in the lead-up to Everton’s goal and couldn’t impose himself in the final third.

Jesse Lingard 6 – Displayed plenty of energy and desire during the opening stages, only to fade in potency as the game went on.

Marcus Rashford 6 – Initially failed to get into the game, notably unable to link up with Ibrahimovic, but did manage to make his presence felt in the second half. Still lacked that clinical edge in the final third.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 6 – Didn’t offer his big game prowess in an encounter that demanded his domineering presence at No.9 but managed to score a penalty in extra time to save a vital point.


Paul Pogba 6 – Didn’t produce anything of note despite displaying a positive attitude after coming on at half-time. Execution was rusty at times.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan N/A

Luke Shaw N/A

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