Man Utd ratings: Casemiro is star of the show for Red Devils v Reading but Weghorst reveals he’s not the answer in home debut
MANCHESTER UNITED have advanced to the next round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Reading.
Two goals from Casemiro and a strike from Sub Fred put the Red Devils on the road to victory at Old Trafford.
Their Championship opponents huffed and puffed as United had to work for their win.
Still, Erik ten Hag will be delighted his men cross the finish line as Andy Carroll has also been sent to Reading.
But who was United’s best player that night? And did anyone forget a game?
Here’s SunSport’s Neil Custis providing his player ratings…
Didn’t have much to do, but when called upon he gave as sharp a reaction as ever.
Produced a brilliant instinctive stop with his legs to deny Junior Hoilett right at half time.
However, questions remain about the future with the contract expiring.
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AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 7
It used to be argued that although he could tackle things, he didn’t offer enough further up the field.
Well, that’s starting to change as he becomes more involved in United’s attacks.
VICTOR LINDELOF – 6
Was called up for the two cup games this week and has hardly made a mistake.
Ten Hag has real depth power in central defence.
There’s always extra pressure on Maguire when he’s given the chance now that he’s not first choice.
But he looked solid last night as he tries to fight his way back into the Premier League squad.
TYRELL MALACIA – 5
United nearly cost just right at half-time as he hesitated with a cross that allowed Junior Hoilett a shot on goal.
Malacia was grateful that De Gea came to his rescue.
CASEMIRO – 9
What a signature he was.
He leads games as he saunters from box to box and proves he has an eye for goals too, with two in that win over Reading.
Substituted just before an hour after a fairly quiet game.
Lured an early free kick just wide of the target.
Anthony – 7
Was criticized for his performance at Arsenal but has bounced back with two good games in four days.
Excellent slide rule through ball for Casemiro’s opener but lost his man for Reading’s goal.
BRUNO FERNANDES – 6
Not at his most influential best.
Sent a couple of long-range shots that flew over but provided the assist for Fred’s goal.
His historic moment denied by VAR.
He thought his header at the far post in the first half had made him the first United player to score in ten consecutive home games, but Wout Weghorst was slightly offside in the build-up.
WOUT WEGHORST – 5
Broke his duck for United at the City Ground mid-week but was calm on his home debut.
He’s not the long-term answer for United.
Facundo Pellistri (for Fernandes, 68) – 6th
It took him a while to get his chance but this was his third appearance as a sub recently to show he’s on board with Ten Hag now.
Alejandro Garnacho (Rashford, 68) – 6th
Really for the future. Loves picking up the ball and just pouncing on opponents.
Fred (Eriksen, 57) – 8th
What a force he had when he set up Casemiro for his second and scored himself with a skillful instep.
Kobbie Mainoo (Casemiro, 73) – 6th
Admitted he felt a bit hit by the Stars substituting in for Casemiro against Charlton and did so again in the second half here, helping United finish the game.
Anthony Elanga (Weghorst, 73) – 6th
Thought this might be the breakthrough in the season for him but is mainly used as a late sub.
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