Fantastic Lingard, Poor Matic – The Best And The Worst Rated Manchester United Players Against Everton

Final Score: Everton 0-2 Manchester United

Manchester United beat Everton 2-0 in the Premier League earlier in the day to seal 3 points and leapfrog Chelsea to occupy the 2nd spot in the points table once more. Goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard ensured that the Red Devils walked away with a victory.

Jose Mourinho’s men have been subjected to a lot of backlash after their lacklustre display against Southampton. In the initial stages of this game, United looked drab once more but the second half saw a miraculous change as both Martial and Lingard got their names on the scoresheet.

Let’s take a closer look at how each player fared against the Merseyside club.

Manchester United Player Ratings

David De Gea – 7/10

De Gea did not have much to do between the sticks but his distribution was a bit off. However, he will be happy to have embarked on the new year with a clean sheet.

Victor Lindelof – 6.5/10

Struggled on occasions against Yannick Bolasie and Aaron Lennon but he was quite decent otherwise and put in a good shift at right-back to fill in for the suspended Ashley Young.

Phil Jones – 7/10

Jones made some good clearances and was one of United’s better defenders. He linked well with Rojo to put up a resilient display.

Marcos Rojo – 7.5/10

His display against Burnley was quite poor but against Everton, he did quite well and kept threats posed by Niasse at bay.

Luke Shaw – 7.5/10

Shaw put in a reassuring display and provided ample support going forward. He even made a crucial clearance towards the end of the game.

Nemanja Matic – 5.5/10

Matic looked exhausted and one cannot blame him. He needs to be rested and that was clear in his lack of movement on the field.

Ander Herrera – 6/10

He lacked composure initially but then went on to do better as time wore on.

Paul Pogba – 8/10

Pogba was the captain and he definitely played like one after the break. He got forward and played a key role in both goals.

Juan Mata – 7/10

He lacked power in the first half but was quite influential after half-time. He even got close to scoring but the ball hit the post.

Jesse Lingard – 8.5/10

Lingard was a fantastic player for a good majority of the game and created a lot of gaps for his teammates and ultimately scored a goal as well.

Anthony Martial – 7.5/10

Scored a brilliant goal and did well in the second half as he played as the central striker.

Subs:

Marcus Rashford – 6.5/10

He livened things up to an extent and brought some energy into the game.

Daley Blind – N/A

Came on with barely 3 minutes to full-time and did not have much time.

Axel Tuanzebe – N/A

He came quite late and could not do much.

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Written by Meghna Sengupta

Editor @ Soccersouls. Lives in Chennai, and a Manchester United fan.
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