Man Utd ratings: Casemiro directs game as lively Marcus Rashford impresses while Bruno Fernandes shows silky skill
MANCHESTER UNITED celebrated a 4-1 win over Chelsea, confirming Champions League football for next season.
Casemiro led the show from midfield while Marcus Rashford netted 30 goals of the season.
Brazil’s Casemiro got the European party going when he converted a Christian Eriksen free-kick within six minutes.
He was involved again with a no-look pass to Jadon Sancho before putting Anthony Martial ahead for the second time.
Bruno Fernandes then converted a penalty in the second half after punishing Wesley Fofana with a nutmeg and earned a penalty after being brought down by the defender.
After another error from Fofana, Rashford rounded out the evening with his 30th goal of the season.
Joao Felix hit back late but that was only a consolation.
This is how SunSport’s Phil Thomas rated the Red Devils.
David De Gea – 7
Had a quieter evening than he should thanks to Chelsea’s missed shots but managed an impressive low stop when Mudryk finally scored.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7th
Another impressive performance from a man whose United career has changed this season, in both tackling and attacking.
As cool as you like on defense – a little too much at times, but just the man to run things on defense when Martinez is overwhelmed.
Victor Lindelof – 7th
Another solid performance from the Swede – and almost got an assist on a rare attack forward as well.
Luke Shaw – 7th
Had a real fight with Madueke and narrowly won it. Missed in the second half which could be a big concern for United.
Casemiro – 9
United’s best outfield player this season. He got them going with the opening goal and his great ball was the architect of the second half.
Christian Ericsen – 7th
A perfect free-kick that selected Casemiro for the opener and was unlucky not to score himself when Malacia’s cross was just behind him.
Bruno Fernandes – 8
He shook the woodwork when he should have scored, but with great skill Fofana managed to win the penalty he took.
Anthony – 6th
Set up a chance for Martial which he missed and had a couple of dangerous runs before twisting an ankle and being sent off after 27 minutes.
Jadon Sancho -7
It was surprising to see him start, but he justified the decision with a lively performance. His selfless pass gave Martial the second through.
Anthony Martial – 7
Plays like a disinterested, grumpy teenager at times but has put himself on the top scorers list – although that would have been harder to miss.
Marcus Rashford (input for Martial, 27 mins) – 7
Substituted earlier than Ten Hag would have liked but lively and ended a memorable evening for United with the fourth.
Tyrell Malacia (On for Shaw, HT) – 6th
Stable in defense and a cross over the goal that should have resulted in a goal.
Alejandro Garnacho (capture for Martial, 70) – 7th
Wasted no time in impressing from the bench, with the pass to Fernandes, who gave the United captain a penalty and then slammed into the bar.
Fred (Ein for Eriksen, 70) – 6
When he came on he was a nuisance, sometimes toeing in when he had no right to.
Scott McTominay (One for Fernandes, 85) – 5th
N / A.