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Player Ratings On Disappointing 0-0 Draw At Old Trafford

Player Ratings On Disappointing 0-0 Draw At Old Trafford

Player Ratings On Disappointing 0-0 Draw At Old Trafford.

It was a very disappointing afternoon for the Red Devils as all their efforts and recent indications demonstrate no productive impact in the total 90mins plus the extra time.

The Red Devils came into the match on the back of three consecutive wins, across competitions, but all that momentum went missing in a lackluster performance against Newcastle.

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Marcus Rashford was guilty of missing a sitter which could’ve made all the difference. Erik ten Hag’s side also saw two penalty appeals turned down.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo was pushed from behind while making a shot while Jadon Sancho was brought down by Sean Longstaff minutes later. On both occasions, the referee didn’t point to the spot, much to United’s chagrin.

However, there was more frustration to follow for the home team as Rashford headed an effort just inches wide of the post in stoppage time, summing up his team’s disappointing afternoon.

Newcastle United started the match brightly but couldn’t score and even though Manchester United looked sharper after the break, the match remained deadlocked at 0-0.

The Red Devils remain in fifth place on the table with 16 points from nine games while Newcastle is right behind in sixth with 15.

Here are the player ratings for Manchester United:

David de Gea – 6.5/10

The Manchester United custodian made a sloppy pass to Fred but was otherwise fine, braving everything that came his way in the first half. A clean sheet to boot.

Diogo Dalot – 7.5/10

He was generally solid in defense but struggled to get forward when his team was on the front foot.

Raphael Varane – 6/10

The former Real Madrid star looked sloppy on occasions while his long balls forward were pretty wayward too.

Lisandro Martinez – 7.5/10

He was the only bright spot for Manchester United in the opening half, showing drive and robustness. He fought hard to regain possession and was a thorn in Newcastle’s side.

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Luke Shaw – 6.5/10

The England international broke into his trademark forward runs at every opportunity, but risked leaving acres of space behind.

Casemiro – 6.5/10

The midfield maestro was underwhelming today, struggling to recycle possession and exert his influence on the proceedings.

Fred – 4/10

Arguably the worst player for Manchester United today. He was well off the pace, his passing was poor, and didn’t provide enough cover for the back four. It was a disaster show for him.

Antony – 7/10

He made some excellent runs from the wings, bringing pace and directness to Manchester United’s attack.

Bruno Fernandes – 6.5/10

Fernandes’ poor season continued with another no-show, at least in the attack. Nonetheless, his off-the-ball contributions must be praised, as the Portuguese completed five tackles and made two interceptions.

Jadon Sancho – 7.5/10

Sancho was a big threat to the Toons with his incisive runs and deadly linkup plays. He even had the ball into the back of the net in the second half while being fouled by Longstaff, only to be denied a penalty.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 6/10

Poor Ronaldo! Age has caught up with him and he can do nothing. Today was another disappointing show from the once peerless goalscorer.

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Marcus Rashford (72′ for Ronaldo) – 7/10

He instantly brought much flair and panache to Manchester United’s attack that Ronaldo couldn’t. However, the forward wasted a glorious chance to win it at the death by firing his header wide.

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