Outstanding Martial, Poor Smalling – Here’s how the Man United stars fared in the 2-1 win vs Everton

Man United Player Ratings vs Everton: Here’s how the Red Devils fared

Manchester United produced their best attacking display of the season as they defeated Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

A Paul Pogba rebound off a penalty save in the first half saw Manchester United take the lead after Idrissa Gueye had brought Anthony Martial down. United extended their lead after the break, thanks to a sublime curler from Martial.

Chris Smalling brought Richarlison down in the box and Everton were awarded a penalty about 15 minutes from time. Gylfi Sigurdsson slotted it home to halve the deficit, but it was a mere consolation as Jose Mourinho’s United held on to all three points.

Manchester United Player Ratings

David De Gea – 6/10

Made routine saves as Everton attacked in the early stages of the game. However, he was sent the wrong way by Sigurdsson for the converted penalty.

Ashley Young – 7/10

Made a crunching tackle on Bernard to clear a loose ball. He was aggressive going forward and defended well when Silva threw the attackers.

Chris Smalling – 4/10

Defended very well until a crazy tackle on Richarlison in the box gifted Everton a lifeline. Smalling was lucky to be on the pitch.

Victor Lindelof – 7/10

A solid performance if not spectacular, as Lindelof kept Richarlison at bay and passed the ball out from the back with confidence.

Luke Shaw – 5/10

He was a bit off-colour after a series of impressive performances. Shaw’s passing was not crisp and his positioning was not good either. Improved after the break though.

Nemanja Matic – 4/10

Matic’s poor form continued as he couldn’t offer the calming influence in the midfield which he is actually known for.

Paul Pogba – 7/10

Redeemed himself for his poor penalty by converting the rebound to give United the lead. Assisted Martial’s goal but his error allowed Everton to claw back into the game. A mixed bag from the Frenchman.

Fred – 6/10

Kept things ticking. His passing was decent and moved forward whenever he had the chance. Tried his luck from long-range a couple of times. A positive display from the Brazilian.

Juan Mata – 6/10

Should have done better from a free header when the score was at 0-0. Knitted the play very well, dropped deeper at times and showed quality on the ball.

Marcus Rashford – 5/10

Worked tirelessly but just couldn’t get himself into the game.

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial – 9/10

Earned the penalty in the first half before scoring a fantastic curler after the break. Martial was a constant thorn for the Everton defenders due to his pace and dribbling skills. Should have converted a one-on-one chance in the stoppage time.

Substitutes

Romelu Lukaku – 3/10

Replaced Rashford but couldn’t impact the game.

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Ander Herrera – 4/10

Helped United see out the game.

Jesse Lingard – N/A

Came on in the stoppage time.

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