The worst performance of the season? Player ratings: Manchester United vs Everton

The worst performance of the season? Player ratings: Manchester United vs Everton

Everton picked up a massive three points at Goodison Park as they edged out Manchester United 1-0 in a low quality affair on Saturday lunchtime.

The game, which offered few chances, was fittingly decided by a scruffy deflected strike, as Anthony Gordon’s shot was turned in courtesy of Harry Maguire, whose personal fall from grace in a Red shirt continues.

The result moves Everton four points clear of Burnley below them, and the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Manchester United drop more points in a season that is struggling even to provide damage limitation for the Red Devils.

They now sit below West Ham and in 7th place, needing a miracle for them to be playing Champions League football next season.

So, how did the sides stack up?

Manchester United

David De Gea – 6

Could do nothing about the goal, and made a couple of saves to keep the score at 1-0

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 4

Again showed his shortcomings at Manchester United level, nullifying any attacking threat down the right hand side. Manchester United need an upgrade, and soon.

Harry Maguire – 3

Maguire cannot catch a break in a Manchester United, and looked sloppy before Anthony Gordon’s shot took a deflection off the Manchester United captain. His England and Red Devils form are world apart.

Victor Lindelof – 4

The nerves coming off Maguire seem to infectious, and Lindelof seemed shaky at the back as Gordon and Gray ran behind the defence.

Alex Telles – 6

Offered some good crosses in the first half but even as United battled in the second half, he could not influence the game.

Fred – 5

Did nothing of note and was forced off through injury after half an hour.

Nemanja Matic – 5

Was dominated by Delph and Allan in midfield for large stretches of the encounter, and lacked McTominay’s energy but offered more ball security than the Scot.

Jadon Sancho – 4

Moved from left to right but was anonymous for long stretches of the game. Offered no support by his right back, but given his price tag fans will be expecting more.

Bruno Fernandes – 5

Played one glorious pass to create a chance that Rashford squandered, but could not effect the game in the way he did last season, a worrying theme going into the back end of the season.

Marcus Rashford – 6

Was bright in the early stages, and saw two efforts well saved by Pickford. Was unfortunate to be taken off on the hour mark.

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Paul Pogba – 3

Constantly gave the ball away when he came on, and picked up a clumsy yellow card. His head already seems to be elsewhere.

Anthony Elanga – 5

Was one of few prepared to run behind the Everton defence, but was rarely found and struggled to get around Seamus Coleman.

Juan Mata – 4

Most people will have forgotten he was a Manchester United player, and his performance did nothing to suggest that he will be getting another appearance any time soon.


Jordan Pickford – 8

England’s no.1 showed his credentials, keeping the score 0-0 early in the piece before a crucial save from Cristiano Ronaldo late in the piece. Was commanding in the air and offered strong communication with his defence.

Seamus Coleman – 7

Kept the right-hand side very quiet despite his advancing age. Used his experience well an

Michael Keane -5

Provided a couple of heart in mouth moments at the back, but was generally solid as he kept Ronaldo at bay.

Ben Godfrey – 6

Strong in the air and threw himself in front of anything towards goal. A strong performance from the Englishman.

Vitaly Mykolenko – 6

Calm and composed at the back, he was happy to get his hands dirty and offered a threat going the other way too.

Allan – 7

The Brazilian, along with Delph, controlled the midfield and stayed compact as Manchester United were forced sideways.

Fabian Delph – 7

Everton fans will be hoping his late withdrawal from the game wasn’t injury related, as Delph showed he could still cut it at the top level against Manchester United.

Calm and tidy in possession, could be huge boost in their battle against relegation.

Alex Iwobi – 6

Offered little in attack in a low-quality affair, but worked hard for Frank Lampard.

Anthony Gordon – 7

Scored what proved the decisive goal and his runs in behind caused trouble to the Red Devils defence. Certainly one for the future.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 5

Anonymous for much of the encounter, but did at least offer his side a focal point to play off.

Richarlison – 6

Enjoyed the game, providing moments of samba skill that showed his quality is well above the


Demarai Gray – 5

Didn’t get the ball much but offered a threat in behind in the closing stages.

Abdoulaye Doucoure – N/A

Was not on the pitch long enough to make a real impact, but came on for Delph and played solidly.


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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 30 52 73
2 Liverpool FC 30 57 72
3 Chelsea FC 29 35 59
4 Tottenham Hotspur 30 15 54
5 Arsenal FC 29 10 54
6 West Ham United 31 11 51
7 Manchester United 30 8 51
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 6 49
9 Crystal Palace 30 4 37
10 Leicester City 28 -4 37
11 Aston Villa 30 0 36
12 Southampton FC 30 -9 36
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -10 34
14 Brentford FC 31 -11 33
15 Newcastle United 30 -21 31
16 Leeds United 31 -33 30
17 Everton FC 29 -20 25
18 Burnley FC 29 -17 24
19 Watford FC 30 -28 22
20 Norwich City 30 -45 18
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Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 14
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 14
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 12
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 12
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 10
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 9
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 9
Raphinha Leeds United 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8

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