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Fernandes Gets 8.5, Rashford With 8 | Manchester United Players Rated In Dominant Win Vs Aston Villa

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Manchester United welcomed Aston Villa at Old Trafford earlier tonight as they looked to earn a positive result in the third round of the EFL Cup. The Red Devils were dominant in the first half but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

Ollie Watkins scored for the Villans just three minutes into the second half. However, Man United equaliser courtesy of Anthony Martial’s effort just one minute later. Diogo Dalot scored an unfortunate own goal in the 61st minute.

Still, the Red Devils were far too strong for the West Midlands club and equalised once again just six minutes later when Marcus Rashford found the back of the net. Bruno Fernandes completed the turnaround by scoring a goal in the 78th minute before Scott McTominay put the match to bed with his goal in injury time. Man United ended up cruising to a 4-2 win in the EFL Cup.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player performed during the match against the Villans.

GK: Martin Dubravka – 6/10

Dubravka didn’t have a save to make in the game and will be disappointed after conceding two goals tonight.

RB: Diogo Dalot – 5.5/10

He scored an unfortunate own goal and didn’t offer much in the opposition’s half.

CB: Harry Maguire – 6/10

The English defender cleared the danger when needed and was a threat at the other end of the pitch as well.

CB: Victor Lindelof – 6/10

Lindelof made a couple of solid defensive contributions and was accurate with his passing.

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LB: Tyrell Malacia – 7/10

Malacia got stuck in with a few crunching tackles and managed to create two good chances from the left flank.

CM: Scott McTominay – 8/10

He anchored the midfield really well and ended up finding the back of the net in injury time.

CM: Fred – 6/10

The Brazilian talent earned the ball back twice and made one decent chance in the opponent’s half. He got replaced after the hour mark.

RW: Bruno Fernandes – 8.5/10

Fernandes was a real menace all throughout the game and deserves credit for giving Man United the lead in the 78th minute.

CAM: Donny van de Beek – 6/10

He struggled to get a foothold in the game and did well to last 61 minutes.

LW: Marcus Rashford – 8/10

Rashford was a constant menace in the final third and has got a goal to show for his efforts.

ST: Anthony Martial – 7/10

The French talent had a few promising moments in the game and was responsible for scoring Man United’s first goal in the 49th minute.

Substitutes:

CM: Christian Eriksen – 7/10

He gave Man United more control at the centre of the park.

LW: Anthony Elanga – 6/10

Elanga added some pace to Erik ten Hag’s attack.

RW: Alejandro Garnacho – 8/10

The Argentine talent came off the bench and picked up a couple of assists.

CM: Casemiro – N/A

The Brazilian hardly had any time to make an impact.

CB: Lisandro Martinez – N/A

He kept things tidy at the back.

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