Here are the Manchester United player ratings as an underwhelming performance saw the Red Devils secure only a point against Newcastle United on Sunday. The 0-0 sees Ten Hag’s men fail to build on their winning momentum ahead of their crucial tie against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.
Having struggled to make the best of their goal-scoring opportunities alongside failing to break down a resolute Magpies defence, the Red Devils were unable to dominate the opposition for most of the game on Sunday.
An exciting start to the game saw both sides look for an early breakthrough at Old Trafford. Whilst both teams failed to find the back of the net, a lack of ruthlessness in front of the goal saw the hosts fail to make the best of their opportunities whilst the visitors, too, struggled to find the back of the net despite testing the opposition’s defence on Sunday.
A subdued second half saw both sides continue failing to break down the opposition’s defensive organisation, with Manchester United having struggled for control in possession against Newcastle. On the other hand, a lack of aggressiveness on the pitch saw the visitors having to settle for a draw at Old Trafford, and both managers will be keen on securing compelling victories in their next league outing.
Manchester United Player Ratings Vs Newcastle United: Starting XI
David De Gea (GK) – 6/10: Reliable between the sticks, De Gea remained relatively untested on Sunday. Likely to retain his place moving forward, the Spaniard will be hoping to remain consistent on the pitch over the coming weeks.
Diogo Dalot (RB) – 5/10: Whilst solid in defence, Dalot failed to provide adequate support in the attack against the Magpies. Unlikely to be displaced anytime soon, the full-back will be looking to improve his performance moving forward.
Raphael Varane (RCB) – 6/10: A reliable figure at centre-back, Varane remained competitive in his approach on Sunday. Expected to retain his place in the midweek, the Frenchman will be keen on continuing to deliver consistent performances moving forward.
Lisandro Martinez (LCB) – 6/10: Much like Varane, Martinez delivered a notable display against Newcastle. Having been amongst the team’s most consistent performers, the Argentine will be keen on remaining consistent on the pitch over the coming weeks.
Luke Shaw (LB) – 5/10: A decent display saw Shaw remain a reliable figure at left-back on Sunday. Having delivered a series of promising performances, the England international will be hoping to gain consistency in his performances moving forward.
Casemiro (CDM) – 6/10: Although a solid figure in midfield, Casemiro delivered an average performance against Newcastle. Expected to feature in a majority of games moving forward, the midfielder will be looking to deliver consistent displays over the coming weeks.
Fred (CM) – 4/10: An inadequate display saw Fred fail to deliver a compelling display on Sunday. Unlikely to cement his spot in the starting line-up anytime soon, the Brazilian international will be looking to improve his contributions moving forward.
Antony (RW) – 5/10: Underwhelming in his decision-making, the Manchester United forward emerged as a frustrating figure on the pitch against Newcastle. Having delivered promising performances in recent weeks, the forward will be keen on remaining consistent in his displays over the coming fixtures.
Bruno Fernandes (CAM) – 5/10: Struggling to have an impact in possession, Fernandes failed to deliver a notable performance at the weekend. Whilst unlikely to be rotated anytime soon, the midfielder will be looking to improve on his overall contributions on the pitch moving forward.
Jadon Sancho (LW) – 6/10: Whilst promising before the half-time break, a subdued display in the second half saw Sancho struggle to create goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates. With much remaining to be desired from his performances, the winger will be keen on retaining his place in the starting line-up next weekend.
Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) – 5/10: Having struggled to find the back of the net owing to the lack of service, Ronaldo failed to make an impact on Sunday. Expected to retain his place in the starting line-up over the coming weeks, the striker will be keen on finding the back of the net moving forward.
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Manchester United Player Ratings Vs Newcastle United: Substitutes
Marcus Rashford (ST) – 5/10: Introduced to add fresh legs in the attack, Rashford failed to convert a golden opportunity for United late into the second half. Expected to return to the starting line-up in midweek, the winger will be keen on making the best of his opportunities over the coming weeks.
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