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Fernandes Gets 8, Rashford With 7.5 | Manchester United Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Crystal Palace

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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 Crystal Palace at Old Trafford earlier today as they hoped to secure all three points at home in the Premier League. The Red Devils made a quick start to the game and scored the opening goal in the seventh minute when Bruno Fernandes converted his penalty. The Mancunian giants went into the half-time interval 1-0 up on the scoreline.

Marcus Rashford doubled Man United’s advantage in the 62nd minute before Casemiro let his teammates down by getting sent off just eight minutes later. Jeffrey Schlupp pulled a goal back for Palace in the 76th minute. However, Erik ten Hag’s men hung on to their narrow lead and secured a 2-1 win at the Theatre of Dreams.

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

GK: David de Gea – 6.5/10

The Spanish keeper made a couple of decent saves at the back but won’t be happy after conceding a goal in the final quarter of the game.

RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7/10

Wan-Bissaka gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and made one good run with the ball.

CB: Raphael Varane – 6.5/10

He made a couple of crucial clearances at the back and was accurate with his passing.

CB: Lisandro Martinez – 6.5/10

Martinez didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half and was a strong presence in the air.

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LB: Luke Shaw – 6.5/10

He performed his defensive duties well and made one inviting chance going forward.

CM: Casemiro – 6/10

The Brazilian talent anchored the midfield well but let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 70th minute.

CM: Fred – 6.5/10

He got stuck in with some solid tackles and made one key chance in the final third.

RW: Antony – 6.5/10

Antony had some bright moments in the game but didn’t do enough to register a goal.

CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 8/10

He came back to defend when needed and engineered some meaningful chances in the final third. Fernandes kept his composure to open the goal-scoring for Man United from the penalty spot early in the game.

LW: Marcus Rashford – 7.5/10

Rashford was a constant menace in front of the Palace goal and got his deserved goal after the hour mark.

ST: Wout Weghorst – 6.5/10

Weghorst linked up play well with others around him and orchestrated some meaningful openings for his teammates. He got replaced in the 58th minute.


LW: Alejandro Garnacho – 6/10

He struggled to get into the rhythm of the game and had to be replaced in the 86th minute.

CM: Marcel Sabitzer – 6/10

Sabitzer added some energy to ten Hag’s midfield.

CB: Victor Lindelof – N/A

He came on for the final few minutes of the contest.

CB: Harry Maguire – N/A

Maguire didn’t get enough time to warrant a rating.

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