Man Utd player ratings: Casemiro bounces back from horror start as Cristiano Ronaldo shines with win from behind at Everton

CRISTIANO RONALDO came off the bench to score his 700th club goal in a 2-1 comeback win over Everton.

And Casemiro recovered well to impress overall after being in charge of the Toffees’ opener.

Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench and scored his 700th club goal


Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench and scored his 700th club goalPhoto credit: Getty
Casemiro started in the Premier League for the first time


Casemiro started in the Premier League for the first timePhoto credit: Reuters

In his first Premier League start to the season, Casemiro was stolen high up on the pitch and paid for it with Alex Iwobi’s stunning finish.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, started off the bench again but was brought on with just 28 minutes on the clock from Anthony Martial’s injury.

The 37-year-old forward showed no sign of frustration at his lack of action in an excellent performance.

This is how SunSport’s Graeme Bryce rated the Red Devils.

David de Gea – 7

Unseen by Luke Shaw and powerless to stop Iwobi’s early stunner from tearing into the roof of his web.

But rallied to calm the frayed nerves of his defenses, sometimes acting as a sweep guard to offer a security blanket behind his leaky defenses.

Saved United in the end with a brilliant one-handed save to deny James Garner.

Diogo Dalot – 6

Had an early shot blocked by James Tarkowski and was a willing runner who loves to get on the front foot.

However, he was also guilty of a slapstick distribution that at times gave his buddies heart palpitations. Defensive suspect.


Victor Lindelof – 7

Made his first prem start of the season and got stronger as the match went on.

Produced a couple of perfectly timed tackles to frustrate the Toffees and will take a lot of confidence if you stand your ground at the end.

Lisandro Martinez – 8

Crunched into tackles and faced Everton on the ground and in the air. His dogged determination set a good example.

Even the introduction of Dominic Calvert-Lewin couldn’t shake this combative Red, who had recovered well from the trauma of last week’s six-goal correction by Man City.

Luke Shaw – 8

Was thrown in the ring with orders to tame prodigy Anthony Gordon, who revealed he uses boxing training to stay in top shape.

However, the Everton winger never put a glove on Shaw, who had him on the ropes throughout.

Frank Lampard eventually threw in the towel, replacing Gordon when the red corner was won via a technical knockout.

Casemiro – 8

Had a disastrous start in his first Premier start when he hesitated in possession and was robbed by Onana to gift Alex Iwobi his early opener.

The 30-year-old capitalized on his first chance to make amends when he headed wide when it looked easier to score.

But you can’t suppress a good man and it was a £60m midfielder who stole possession from Everton and played a brilliant early ball to free Ronaldo for the winner.

A goal scored by two Galactico greats in Madrid!

Christian Ericsen – 6th

Denied a goal in the first half when Jordan Pickford came down well to repel his attempt at the net.

However, he won’t care too much as his side took all three points.

He acts as a midfield quarterback, setting the pace for United and calming them down when things got hectic.

He managed an amazing 14 games unbeaten against Everton here.

Anthony – 7

Brought United to life with their brilliantly struck opening game.

The Brazilian became the first United player to score in his first three Premier League games for United.

Extended Everton’s backline and played with the confidence of an £80m superstar before making way for Raphael Varane late on.

Antony has become the first Man Utd player to score in each of his first three Premier League games


Antony has become the first Man Utd player to score in each of his first three Premier League gamesPhoto credit: AFP

Marcus Rashford – 7

Produced a nice connection play and presented a gold-rimmed chance to Casemiro before half-time which was wasted.

His Everton bullshit continued, however, as he was cruelly denied a hard-earned ‘goal’ for an accidental handball as he fell through Tarkowski’s challenge.

That has put him in a dirty dozen games without scoring against the Toffees – the longest fruitless run he has endured against a team.

Marcus Rashford impressed as United held on to victory


Marcus Rashford impressed as United held on to victoryPhoto credit: Reuters

Bruno Fernandes – 7

Suffered another hugely frustrating night as he continues to search for just his second United goal of the season.

He had the ball in the net – only for VAR to really see Ronaldo offside in the build-up.

And his Portuguese team-mate also stretched his head wide as Fernandes seemed more capable of bursting the net. With friends like that…

Anthony Martial – 7

Damaged his hip warming up before the game but went on to celebrate his first Premier start of the season and was rewarded when he threaded a beautiful through ball for Antony’s equaliser.

However, his United start-stop career faltered again when he was forced to retire before the half-hour mark – a poor reward for having contributed three goals and two assists in his last four games.


Cristiano Ronaldo (for Martial, 28 mins) – 8

The scowl is gone, the smile is back and no wonder!

Football phenom Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated the 700th goal of his extraordinary career 15 minutes after coming on with a typically clinical mark.

It’s a goal he will always remember, scored just 17 years after his last goal against the Toffees in the FA Cup when he was 20!

Scott McTominay (for Eriksen, 83 mins) – 5th

Earned his fifth yellow card in moments after being substituted on for a tough shin challenge from Andre Gray.

The Scotland midfielder will now miss United’s game against Newcastle United.

Raphael Varane (for Antony, 90 mins)

Replaced Antony in stoppage time as a time-wasting tactic and to provide valuable aerial support as Everton threw the kitchen sink at United in a frantic final. Man Utd player ratings: Casemiro bounces back from horror start as Cristiano Ronaldo shines with win from behind at Everton


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