Man Utd ratings: Bruno Fernandes masterclass spares David De Gea’s blushes after howler

By | 1st March 2020
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BRUNO FERNANDES’ long-range strike rescued a point for Manchester United at Goodison Park on Sunday.

The Portuguese midfielder scored his third Red Devils goal from long range after Man Utd fell behind early on.

Bruno Fernandes celebrates his equaliser at Goodison Park
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David De Gea gifted Dominic Calvert-Lewin an opening goal, but was relieved to see his side fight back after an early howler.

Here’s how SunSport rated each Man United individual at Goodison Park on Sunday.

DAVID DE GEA – 5

A major howler in the third minute to gift Everton an opening goal.

Fortunately for the keeper, his team-mates stepped it up and got back into the game.

Somewhat redeemed himself with a massive save from Gylfi Sigurdsson in injury-time.

David De Gea gifted Everton an early goal at Goodison Park
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AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 6

Solid at the back as ever and a few glimpses going forward.

Could’ve perhaps done more to help the centre-backs deal with Richarlison’s threat with no other danger down his flank.

HARRY MAGUIRE – 7

Given a tough examination by the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison but handled the threat down his side very well.

Harry Maguire battles with Richarlison
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VICTOR LINDELOF – 6

A tough day at the office as the two Everton strikers used their physicality and pace in behind.

Apart from letting Calvert-Lewin through for an early chance which was saved, the defender coped OK.

LUKE SHAW – 5

Failed to track runners into the box a number of times and got away with it.

Theo Walcott constantly escaped his attention, and Richarlison got away from him at the end of the first half and should’ve scored.

NEMANJA MATIC – 8 

Composed and assured in the middle of the park, a real steadying influence for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

He could’ve had a goal in the first half, too with a couple of long-range efforts going close – one hitting the bar and the other forcing a smart, low save.

Nemanja Matic hit the bar early on with this long-range effort
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FRED – 7

Looks to be freed up by the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in midfield.

Played a few nice balls forward but still didn’t really take the game by the scruff of the neck like you’d hope for someone in his position.

SCOTT MCTOMINAY – 6

Steady and solid. Always give his all in the Man Utd shirt.

Kept Andre Gomes and Tom Davies in Everton’s midfield largely quiet.

BRUNO FERNANDES – 9

Another goal, and another really impressive showing.

He looked like he was playing a different game at times, finding space in and around the box and feeding team-mates.

His first-half goal should’ve been saved by Jordan Pickford but I’m sure he or United fans won’t really care.


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Bruno Fernandes fired Manchester United level with a 30-yard strike
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ANTHONY MARTIAL – 5

Had a few flashes but was largely kept quiet by Everton’s defence.

Doesn’t seem to do enough when it’s not going his way.

MASON GREENWOOD – 7

Looked lively going forward and a constant menace to Michael Keane.

Perhaps could’ve done better with his headed chance from Fred’s cross in the first half.

Substitutes: Odion Ighalo (Greenwood 72), Juan Mata (McTominay 72), Brandon Williams (Martial 89).

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