Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Player Ratings

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The game might have ended in 1-1 draw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday night, but the game was far from it.  A Steven Bergwijn powerful shot which was accompanied by a lack of concentration of Harry Maguire and David de Gea’s clanger. While for Manchester United, the much awaited duo of Pogba and Fernandes turned on the heat as soon as the mercurial French men came on for Fred in the 63rd minute. We here rate Manchester United players for their performance of yesterday evening..

David de Gea – 4
It was a night to forget for the Spanish International and talks have been increasing to sell the Spaniard and retain Dean Henderson. He did no favours for himself yesterday after he made a horrible error for Steven Bergwijn's goal but then redeemed himself from the save from Son Heung-min. Talks about him being dropped and replaced are ever growing.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6.5
His partnership with Bruno was very interesting to see but having said that his possession is loose and didn’t offer much on the right side in terms of attack.

Harry Maguire  – 5
Roy Keane ripped apart de Gea and Harry Maguire and rightfully so because the United skipper clearly wasn’t focused or ready to deal with Bergwijn’s pace and literally let him go as if he wasn’t available to mark. His immobility in some occasions opened the door for spurs in second half as well after a careless mistake.

Victor Lindelof- 5
Son early in the game took him for a ride and fortunate for him that the light is all on Maguire and De Gea. The entire night was a struggle for him vs Bergwijn. Looked uncomfortable against Tottenham’s pace on the counter-attack and struggled at times. Came off limping.

Luke Shaw – 5
Struggled to make any openings or offer any attacking threats on the left hand side.

Fred – 6
Kept his place in line up despite the return of Pogba which speaks the volume trust Solskjaer has on him. Nothing spectacular throughout the evening. Made way for Pogba in second half.

Scott McTominay – 6
Worked hard in his holding role, regaining possession for his side more times than any of his team-mates.

Bruno Fernandes - 7
6 Games and 6 MOTMs for Bruno Fernandes and that’s the kind of impact he has on this team. United’s most inventive and creative player. Supplied two of United's best chances in either half for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial and both failed to convert.

Daniel James - 4
One of the worst possible nights for the young winger. Almost selected for all big games and failed to ruffle past Ben Davies. Like his other colleagues, a night to forget for Daniel James.  To make matters worse got booked for hacking down Eric Dier.

Marcus Rashford - 6.5
Looked sharp from the start and had low shot saved by Lloris. Dangerous in attack and signs he is back after his injury problem. But still very erratic on the ball which led to Spurs goal in first half. 

Anthony Martial – 7
"Get in the box, Anto," Solskjaer shouted at Martial. Came alive to elicit a world-class save from Hugo Lloris.

Paul Pogba - 8
Won the penalty for United's equaliser with a driving run. Literally changed the game for United all on his own.

Mason Greenwood - 7
Helped shift momentum back United's way and looked dangerous around the box, going close with a powerful drive.

Odion Ighalo, Eric Bailly, Nemanja Matic - n/a
The trio provided some fresh legs in the closing stages but didn't feature for long enough to rate individually.


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