Manchester United won their final pre-season friendly of 2021/22 this afternoon, overcoming Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford. Here are our player ratings for the game:
(A score of 6 is around average.)
David de Gea 6 – Had little to do, so hard to give a rating.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 7 – Some great spider tackles, but some of those positional decisions are still questionable.
Victor Lindelof 7 – Looked steady.
Harry Maguire 8 – Lovely headed goal and great pass in the first half, looking strong and confident.
Luke Shaw 8 – An assist and a good all-round performance from Luke.
Nemanja Matic 7 – An efficient performance from Matic. He was missed in the second half as the defence looked exposed and the transitions became disjointed.
Donny van de Beek 7 – Some good movement and tenacious play from Donny. Could start against Leeds.
Mason Greenwood 8 – Great goal to start the game and looked fresh and hungry. Looked more effective coming in from the right than playing as centre-forward in second half.
Bruno Fernandes 8 – Scored a superb free kick and looked refreshed and back to his best.
Dan James 6 – Could not make much happen, although he did manage to draw a couple of free kicks in dangerous areas.
Anthony Martial 6 – Not an awful performance after so long out, but produced very little.
Diogo Dalot 9 – Made some good runs, an important interception and a good goal at the end. Staking his claim to be the right-back cover for the season with an excellent performance.
Axel Tuanzebe 7 – Looked poised and strong at the back.
Scott McTominay 6 – Did OK.
Brandon Williams 7 – A typically spirited run out from Brandon.
Fred 6 – Workmanlike, but did get an assist at the end.
Paul Pogba 6 – Didn’t do much of note.
Andreas Pereira 6 – No fireworks.
Juan Mata 7.5 – Showed some flashes of vintage Mata.
James Garner 6 – Did OK but nothing to impress.