Manchester United vs Everton Player Ratings

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For the second week in a row, Manchester United has a very lucky win under its belt. Everton deserved a point from this game, and played very well in the second half. Manchester United will need to improve their play significantly to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City; whom they will play soon. Injuries-notwithstanding, it is indicative of how fractured United are when you take a look at the disparity in the ratings of individual players. Everton will need to find a way to deal with European excursions to regain a foothold in the top half of the table.

 

Manchester United

David De Gea – The Spaniard has come a long way since his early days in a United shirt. De Gea was the Man of the Match, after saving a penalty and making two incredible saves at the end of the game. 10/10

Rafael da Silva – Good defensive performance from the Brazilian. He was involved in some attacking play in the first half. 7/10

Paddy McNair – The young defender had an excellent first half. Made some small positional errors, but this game will fill him with confidence. 7/10

Marcos Rojo – Solid. Did not set a foot wrong. 8/10

Luke Shaw – Was better going forward – had a couple of good crosses for Falcao. However, the young Englishman will need to improve his defending. Was guilty of giving up a penalty, and letting Naismith get goal side of him for Everton’s goal. 4/10

Daley Blind  – Kept play ticking along. Blind’s positional awareness will please Van Gaal. The midfielder made some crucial interceptions, particularly from Barry. 7/10

Antonio Valencia – The Ecuadorian came into the team to replace the injured Herrera. Used his energy to press the Everton midfield, but produced nothing going forward. 6/10

Angel DiMaria – Was involved in every single United attack. It is fair to say that this United team does not function without him. An excellent goal off his non-dominant foot, and a lucky assist, combined with some inch-perfect crosses, meant that the Argentine was the best outfield player on the pitch. 10/10

Juan Mata – Coming in for the suspended Wayne Rooney, the Spaniard will be disappointed with his overall performance. Despite his assist, Mata was poor over the other 89 minutes, and deserves no more than a 5/10

Radamel Falcao – The Colombian finally scored his first goal for United; a true poacher’s finish as he latched onto Di Maria’s scuffed shot. Also responsible for a goal-line clearance. However, he will need to improve his build up play and overall impact. 6/10

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