clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Player ratings: Everton 1-1 Manchester United

New, comments

A frustrating day at the office reduced to a series of numbers.

Everton v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

David de Gea: 7

Made two or three excellent saves, and guessed right for the penalty. Deserves better defending.

Antonio Valencia: 6

A not particularly exciting performance, but hey, that's part of being a decent fullback. And Valencia is, now, a decent fullback. Well done him.

Phil Jones: 6

Six full games in a row, without injuring himself or any of his teammates. It's probably time to start remembering that Jones, before he became a strange mix of comedy and calamity, was a very promising defender. Be nice if he's sorting himself out.

Marcos Rojo: 3

Should have been sent off, was reprieved by refereeing cowardice, and spent the rest of the game looking hugely skittish. That might have been because he was on a yellow and (presumably) a final warning; it might have been because he isn't very good.

Matteo Darmian: 5

Works hard enough, but is definitely on the wrong side of the pitch, and it shows whenever he has to kick the ball. Which is something footballers have to do a lot.

Michael Carrick: 5

As ever, United's most reliable passer of the football. But as the senior player and captain, it would have been good to see him step up a little more in the last 20 minutes, when Everton decided to have a bit of a go and United started to panic.

Ander Herrera: 6

Worked hard, ran around a lot, chirped at the referee, hit the bar, made a nuisance of himself at either end of the pitch. Ander Herrera! As with Carrick, shrank back into himself late on.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: 7

United's most imaginative attacking player, which isn't saying a huge amount. Drifted out of the game towards the end, along with the rest of the side, but seemed to cope with the intensity of the Premier League. So that's one less thing to worry about.

Paul Pogba: 5

Kept quiet by Idrissa Gueye for much of the game, and unable to produce anything telling on the moments he escaped. Which is, perhaps, one more thing to worry about.

Anthony Martial: 6

Not quite as effective as against West Ham, and didn't get a clear sight of goal, but miles better than his diffident early-season form. Mourinho will presumably be very pleased that he tracked back assiduously.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 5

A moderately remarkable finish for United's goal — albeit with great assistance from Maarten Stekelenburg — but his link-up play was generally awkward and imprecise and the ball doesn't always stick as it could.

Marcus Rashford (on for Martial, 83'): —

Only memorable touch was a misplaced backheel on 90; only sniff of a chance came in injury time, when he couldn't quite get to an Ander Herrera cross.

Marouane Fellaini (on for Mkhitaryan, 85'): -2,341,751

Berk.