Manchester United faced off against Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium earlier today as they looked to secure a good result in the Carabao Cup final. The Red Devils made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 33rd minute via Casemiro’s goal. Sven Botman scored an unfortunate own goal for the Magpies just six minutes later which gave Man United a healthy 2-0 lead at the half-time interval.
Erik ten Hag’s men managed the game well in the second 45 minutes and secured a brilliant 2-0 win in London.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player performed during the clash against the Magpies.
GK: David de Gea – 7/10
The Spanish keeper made a couple of decent saves at the back and earned a crucial clean sheet today.
RB: Diogo Dalot – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back in the first half and got replaced at half-time.
CB: Raphael Varane – 7/10
Varane gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and won his fair share of aerial duels.
CB: Lisandro Martinez – 7/10
The Argentine talent put his foot through the ball when needed and was accurate with his passing.
LB: Luke Shaw – 8/10
Shaw performed his defensive duties well and managed to create some inviting chances in the final third. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Fred – 6.5/10
He struggled to get a foothold in the game but offered adequate protection for his teammates at the back.
CM: Casemiro – 8/10
The Brazilian talent anchored the midfield well and managed to cause a few problems for the opposition defenders. He opened the goal-scoring for Man United in the 33rd minute.
RW: Antony – 7/10
Antony threatened the opposition goal at times but failed to find the back of the net.
CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 7/10
He had a few bright moments in the final third but struggled to be decisive on the attacking end of the pitch.
LW: Marcus Rashford – 7.5/10
Rashford made a few impressive runs with the ball and orchestrated two good chances from the left flank.
ST: Wout Weghorst – 7.5/10
He threatened the opposition goal at times but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7.5/10
Wan-Bissaka did his fair share of defending.
CM: Scott McTominay – 6.5/10
He added some bite and steel to Man United’s midfield.
CM: Marcel Sabitzer – 6/10
Sabitzer offered very little after coming off the bench.
LW: Jadon Sancho – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.
CB: Harry Maguire – N/A
Maguire came on for the final few minutes of the contest.