Manchester United played out a goalless draw against Newcastle United this afternoon at Old Trafford. Here are our player ratings for the game:
(A score of 6 is around average.)
Diogo Dalot 7.5 – Solid performance at the back. Could have got forward more.
Raphael Varane 5 – Was a little clumsy for the first half penalty appeal and the shirt tugging. Sprayed some wasteful long balls forward.
Lisandro Martinez 6 – Did OK against Callum Wilson, but looking like he’s played a game too many.
Luke Shaw 6 – Seemed to get stranded in no man’s land a few times, inviting pressure on the rest of the defence.
Casemiro 5 – Looked a little slow to react at times, dwelling on the ball.
Fred 3.5 – Quite slow, quite short, limited passing ability, limited tackling ability, doesn’t score goals … What does he do?
Antony 7 – Predictable at times, dwelling on the ball too much and slowed what could have been good counter-attacking opportunities. Made a couple of good runs but little end product. Improved as match went on.
Bruno Fernandes 4.5 – Didn’t really produce anything much. At least he wasn’t as wasteful as usual.
Jadon Sancho 7 – Had a couple of good runs early on but seemed devoid of players with ideas around him.
Cristiano Ronaldo 3 – Achieved nothing. Just always a yard off the pace. Was unhappy to be subbed, which tells you he really doesn’t see how bad he was.
Marcus Rashford 7 – Looked a much better option than Ronaldo, should have been brought on sooner. What a chance at the end.