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Casemiro Gets 9, Rashford With 8 | Manchester United Players Rated In Comfortable Win Vs Nottingham

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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 Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford earlier tonight as they looked to earn maximum points at home. The Red Devils made a bright start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 19th minute courtesy of Marcus Rashford’s clinical strike. Anthony Martial doubled Man United’s advantage in the 22nd minute with a good strike as the home team went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.

Fred added another goal in the 87th minute as the Mancunian giants cruised to a 3-0 win at the Theatre of Dreams.

Let’s take a look at how each Man United player fared during the clash against Nottingham.

GK: David de Gea – 7/10

The Spanish talent made a few decent saves at the back and performed well enough to secure a clean sheet.

RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7/10

He was solid at the back and managed to create a couple of decent chances from the right flank.

CB: Raphael Varane – 7/10

The Frenchman performed his defensive duties well and was replaced in the 76th minute.

CB: Luke Shaw – 7.5/10

He earned the ball back a few times and was a strong presence in the air.

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LB: Tyrell Malacia – 7.5/10

Malacia didn’t do much wrong on the defensive end of the field and was a threat going forward.

CM: Casemiro – 9/10

The Brazilian talent anchored the midfield with a lot of conviction and engineered some clear-cut chances for his teammates to score. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Christian Eriksen – 7/10

Eriksen had some bright moments in the game and ended the game with an assist to his name.

RW: Antony – 6/10

He was not afraid to have a strike at goal but was toothless in the final third.

CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 8/10

Fernandes came back to defend when needed and made some decent chances in the final third.

LW: Marcus Rashford – 8/10

Rashford opened the goal-scoring with a composed finish and had a lively game in the opponent’s half.

ST: Anthony Martial – 7.5/10

The French talent was a constant menace in the final third and doubled Man United’s lead with a good strike in the 22nd minute.

Substitutes:

LW: Alejandro Garnacho – 6/10

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

CAM: Donny van de Beek – 6.5/10

Van de Beek had a couple of good moments in the game.

CB: Harry Maguire – 6/10

He was solid at the back.

CM: Fred – 7/10

The Brazilian made two good chances for his teammates and got his name on the scoresheet in the 87th minute.

RW: Anthony Elanga – N/A

He hardly had any time to influence the game.

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