Everton vs Manchester United player ratings: Bruno Fernandes and Leighton Baines shine at Goodison

Everton 1-1 Manchester United: It finished all square at Goodison after a dramatic game in which VAR ruled out a late winner

Mark Critchley
Goodison Park
Sunday 01 March 2020 16:57
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Bruno Fernandes celebrates his equaliser for United
Bruno Fernandes celebrates his equaliser for United

A dramatic match at Goodison Park between Everton and Manchester United ended all square, with goals by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Bruno Fernandes sharing the spoils before Calvert-Lewin's late winner was ruled out by VAR for offside.

Here's how the players rated:

Everton

Jordan Pickford - 5

Serious questions must be asked after yet another error, Gareth Southgate will be taking note, but made important late stop from Odion Ighalo

Seamus Coleman - 6

His afternoon was cut short by an apparent muscle injury, though did better than replacement Djbril Sidibe

Michael Keane - 6

Not intimidated coming up against his former club, dealt with the threat of Martial's pace well enough

Mason Holgate - 5

The weakest link in Everton's defence despite impressive form to date this season, but came through unscathed

Leighton Baines - 7

Led by example from left-back in Lucas Digne's absence, picked out Richarlison well on the stroke of half time.

Theo Walcott - 5

Largely ineffective on the right flank, particularly when looking to break; removed midway through the second half.

Tom Davies - 6

Could easily have landed himself in trouble towards the end of a heated first half but regained composure

Andre Gomes - 6

Making his Goodison return after a horrific injury, he kept up with the hectic pace in midfield

Gylfi Sigurdsson - 6

Occasionally off-the-pace but was unlucky to strike the upright with a second-half free-kick

Dominic Calvert-Lewin - 8

Showed desire of an in-form striker for the opener, his excellent form in front of goal continues

Calvert-Lewin celebrates the opener for Everton

Richarlison - 6

Took up several promising positions off Calvert-Lewin but his finishing was found wanting at key moments

Manchester United

David de Gea - 5

Some important second-half saves helped to atone for his earlier error but ultimately he cost his side three points

Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 5

After more promising displays going forward of late, his usual attacking limitations returned

Victor Lindelof - 6

Initially made to suffer by Calvert-Lewin but grew into the game with Maguire's assistance as United improved

Harry Maguire - 7

Dominated aerially and led United's backline well, one of his better displays since joining last summer

Luke Shaw - 6

Not as impressive as in recent games but appears to have seen off threat from understudy Brandon Williams for now

Nemanja Matic - 8

Teed-up Fernandes's goal and peppered Pickford with a few attempts of his own in an encouraging display

Scott McTominay - 6

Still making his way back to full fitness following an long-term injury, and you could tell at times; replaced by Juan Mata

Fred - 6

Another who did not maintain recent good form but popped up in unpredictable positions at times

Bruno Fernandes - 8

The saviour of United's season? His first goal from open play was well-taken and his popularity with supporters grows

United celebrate after Bruno Fernandes equalises

Mason Greenwood - 6

Went close with a header and offered a threat on the break, though failed to have his usual impact

Anthony Martial - 6

Typically drifted in and out of the game, though could make a fair argument that he was not given much service

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