Manchester United entertained Crystal Palace at Old Trafford earlier tonight as they looked to earn a good result at home in the third round of the EFL Cup. The Red Devils made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 21st minute thanks to Alejandro Garnacho’s effort. Casemiro doubled his team’s advantage just three minutes later as the Mancunian giants went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Erik ten Hag’s men made a decent start to the second half and killed the game off in the 55th minute when Anthony Martial found the back of the net. The contest ended with Man United securing a comfortable 3-0 win at the Theatre of Dreams.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player performed during the match against the Eagles.
GK: Andre Onana – 7/10
Onana made a couple of solid saves at the back and earned an important clean sheet tonight.
RB: Diogo Dalot – 8/10
The Portuguese defender performed his defensive duties and was a constant menace in the opponent’s half.
CB: Raphael Varane – 7/10
Varane was a solid presence when defending inside his half and was replaced at the hour mark.
CB: Harry Maguire – 7.5/10
The English talent gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and would be quite pleased with the clean sheet.
LB: Sofyan Amrabat – 7/10
He did well to fill in as a makeshift left-back but offered very little going forward.
CM: Casemiro – 8.5/10
Casemiro anchored the midfield well and had some lively moments in the Palace half. He ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
CM: Mason Mount – 7.5/10
The English midfielder made some decent chances for others around him and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
RW: Facundo Pellistri – 7/10
He made some dangerous runs with the ball but there was no goal for him.
CAM: Hannibal Mejbri – 6.5/10
Mejbri performed his defensive duties well but lacked quality in the final third.
LW: Alejandro Garnacho – 8/10
He was a constant menace on the left flank and deserves credit for scoring the opening goal in the 21st minute.
ST: Anthony Martial – 7.5/10
Martial caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 55th minute.
CB: Victor Lindelof – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back.
CM: Daniel Gore – 6.5/10
Gore made one important interception during his time on the field.
CB: Jonny Evans – 6/10
Evans kept things tidy inside his half.
CAM: Donny van de Beek – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal.
ST: Rasmus Hojlund – 6/10
He failed to get his name on the scoresheet.