Old Trafford was the place where Everton visited Manchester United in a new Premier League match on Saturday. We have player ratings.
Manchester United got a visit from Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday for a new Premier League match. This is virtually a game between two possible title contenders that was extremely hyped in an already exciting weekend. On one side, we have the Toffees with many games still unplayed and a chance to fight for a Top Four position. But Manchester United needed to get that victory in order to match Manchester City’s 47 points in the table.
The Red Devils certainly made a case to get this victory during the first half, especially with Bruno Fernandes’ goal. Before that happened, Marcus Rashford set Edinson Cavani up for a header with a clinical cross from the right flank. Then came Bruno’s moment of brilliance, one that will remain in United fans’ memories forever. We like to compare the “dummy” he did with one of Juan Roman Riquelme’s signature moves. After that, he sent a missile to the far corner with almost no effort. Bruno made scoring these types of goals easy tonight.
Everton salvage a point at the end.
Carlo Ancelotti’s half-time chat must’ve been extremely motivating as Doucoure came from the locker room to quickly get Everton back in the game. Not long after that, James Rodriguez scored a fantastic volley that tied the game with more than half an hour left. Even though a Scott McTominay header gave United the lead again, the Toffees had the last laugh.
A last-minute goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin kept Everton’s Top Four hopes alive. As far as United is concerned, perhaps this was the game in which they said goodbye to the title shot. Liverpool has a major chance to get this fight a little more exciting but Pep Guardiola’s boys look rather invincible at the moment. We’ll see what happens. For now, United missed a massive chance to get closer to the Citizens.
Manchester United: De Gea (6), Lindelof (6), Maguire (6), Shaw (7), Wan-Bissaka (7), Pogba (5), Bruno (9), McTominay (8), Cavani (7), Rashford (7), Greenwood (6).
Bench: Fred (6), Tuanzebe (6).
Everton: Pickford (5), Digne (6), Godfrey (5), Keane (5), Holgate (5), James (7), Doucoure (7), Gomes (6), Davies (6), Calvert-Lewin (8), Richarlison (6).
Bench: Sigurdsson (6), Iwobi (6), King (5).
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