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Player ratings: Everton 4-0 Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea 4 – Helpless for two goals, pitiful for the other two: a near-post long-range drive from Gylfi Siggurdsson and a one-on-one from Theo Walcott. Lacked presence for both.

Victor Lindelof 5 – Played out of position and it showed. Lacked agility and proper decision-making.

Chris Smalling 4 – Far too often out of position. Performed decently against Barcelona but lacked any kind of authority here.

Phil Jones 4 – Once again far too chaotic. Static in the box for Everton’s first and not tight enough for the second. Came off at half-time with an injury.

Diogo Dalot 5 – Certainly gave plenty of effort down the flank but lacked the technical quality to create any openings. Lacked maturity at the back.

Nemanja Matic 4 – Miles off the pace, as expected. Everton targeted him and had Manchester United pinned back as a result.

Fred 5 – Had nowhere to go with the ball, with the visitors playing a 4-4-2 formation which precluded any possibility of forward momentum. Muscled off possession so easily. Came off for Scott McTominay at half time.

Paul Pogba 4 – Another away game at a mid-table team where the Frenchman looked outpaced. So frustrating to watch whenever he had the ball.

Anthony Martial 3 – Hardly touched the ball. Missing a chance in the second half was his only contribution. The 22-year-old has flatlined over the last month.

Marcus Rashford 5 – Did attempt to make things happen, sending a good effort over in the second half, but his lack of quality at close quarters was deeply frustrating.

Romelu Lukaku 3 – First touch was especially awful today. Absolutely nothing stuck to his feet, while Kurt Zouma overpowered him physically. A waste of space.


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