David de Gea - 6
Didn’t really get tested on his 500th appearance. Joelinton’s two shots in succession were the closest Newcastle came to scoring a goal.
Diogo Dalot - 5
Had a poor first-half. Has been good from deeper areas since becoming a starter but really struggled to play out of the press today.
Raphael Varane - 7
Shaky on the ball but part of the backline that kept a clean sheet. Never looks fazed when defending the box.
Lisandro Martínez - 7
Showed his value on the ball in the build-up to the last chance of the game. Another solid game.
Luke Shaw - 7
Was like a playmaker in the second half and seems to have made himself the starter at left-back. The wingers look a lot better with him in the side.
Casemiro - 7
Another solid performance capped off with that pass towards the end. Got a yellow card but it’s nice to see United finally have a defensive midfielder patrol the most important area of the pitch.
Fred - 3
Difficult to evaluate because he had a disastrous game on the ball and missed one of the best chances of the game but his ability to press makes it a lot easier for United to retain the ball. The team needs someone who is better in possession but can match his energy in this area of the pitch.
Bruno Fernandes - 4
Just a worse footballer every time he shares the pitch with Ronaldo.
Jadon Sancho - 7
United’s best player, which shouldn't come as a surprise in a game where they had 63% of the possession.
Cristiano Ronaldo - 3
Takes up strange positions and has an adverse effect on the rest of the team.
Antony - 5
Was forcing the ball towards Ronaldo far too often when there were better options. Gave Dan Burn a tough time in the second half but needs to add more variety to his game.
Marcus Rashford - 6
Injected some energy into the side and was involved in United’s two biggest chances. His chance at the end wasn’t an easy one but a frustrating miss, nonetheless.
Erik ten Hag - 6
The team is starting to take shape but the lack of quality is obvious. Didn’t have the options off the bench today, either. A lot of this goes back to the transfer window. Didn’t seem to identify the areas that were most in need of additions. Can’t make that mistake in the coming windows.