PLAYER RATINGS: Shaw struggles while Gray was influential for Everton

PLAYER RATINGS: Luke Shaw has a tough game on his return from injury for United… as Everton winger Demarai Gray proves influential for the Toffees as they take away a point from Old Trafford

  • Everton snatched a point at Old Trafford thanks to Andros Townsend’s goal
  • Manchester United had taken the lead through Anthony Martial on a rare start
  • The full-backs for the Red Devils struggled in the clash against Everton
  • Martial and Mason Greenwood impressed with Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench
  • Townsend got the goal but Demarai Gray was Everton’s star performer

Manchester United were frustrated at Old Trafford for the second week in a row after they were held to a 1-1 draw with Everton in Saturday’s lunch time kick-off.

The Red Devils looked like they were going to bounce back from last week’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa with a victory, after Anthony Martial gave them the lead. But Andros Townsend found the net in the second-half to disappoint the home crowd.

On an afternoon where United again dropped points, Sportsmail’s Ian Whittell gives his verdict on all the players from the Premier League clash.

Andros Townsend scored the equaliser as Everton held Manchester United at Old Trafford

Cristiano Ronaldo was noticeably unhappy at the full time whistle as United dropped point

MAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)

David de Gea 7

Busy without having to perform too many outstanding saves but his best, from Gray’s long shot, showed he is back to his peak form. Little chance with the equaliser.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 5

Fantastic early cross laid a sitter on for Martial but his defensive work left a lot to be desired and was pulled out of position too easily.

Raphael Varane 7

Looks a less solid proposition without the injured Maguire alongside him but still showed great positional sense. In the right place at the right time so often.

Victor Lindelof 6

Made a couple of important blocks but looked susceptible to the pace of Gray when he cut in to attack him. Solid enough, though.

Luke Shaw 5

Back from injury but not yet back to his best and lots of Everton’s most threatening attacks, and most dangerous crosses, came down his left flank.

Luke Shaw struggled on his return from injury as Everton focused down his left hand side

Scott McTominay 7

Strong performance from the Scot whose use of the ball was simple but effective while showing great defensive discipline.

Fred 5

Much-criticised holding midfielder did a good enough job of tracking back with Everton’s pacy midfielder runners but was brushed off the ball far too easily for the equaliser.

Mason Greenwood 8

Young winger continued his strong start to the season with his imaginative, confident and unpredictable play United’s strongest attacking asset. Produced some great crosses.

Fred  was brushed off the ball far too easily for the equaliser before his substitution

Anthony Martial (left) impressed with his goal while Mason Greenwood (right) starred

Bruno Fernandes 7

Yet another great assist from the Portuguese star who showed that, even on days like this when he is not at his sparking best, he is still a vital performer.

Anthony Martial 7

Missed a good early header but showed his strength of character to score a superb opener that silenced his critics … for now. Lack of match fitness saw him subbed early.

Edinson Cavani 6

Had a superb opportunity with a header which drew a great save from Pickford but made way early for Ronaldo as Solskjaer re-shuffled his attack.


Jadon Sancho for Martial 56mins, 7

Cristiano Ronaldo for Cavani 57mins, 7

Paul Pogba for Fred 70mins, 6

Substitutes (not used) Bailly, Lingard, Henderson, Telles, Matic, van de Beek.

Edinson Cavani had a superb opportunity but failed to make an impact on a rare start

Ronaldo was a surprise inclusion on the bench and tried his best when he was brought on

EVERTON (4-4-1-1)

Jordan Pickford 6

Made a great save from Cavani and undone by a deflection for the Martial goal but still might have done a better job of keeping it out.

Ben Godfrey 5

Young full-back will have been disappointed that the United goal came down his flank and found Sancho a real handful when he was thrown on as sub.

Yerry Mina 7

Held his own against United’s varied and speedy attack and remained a threat at set-pieces. Whether up against Cavani or Ronaldo, was up to the task.

Michael Keane 8

Came close to a goal with a great set-piece header which summed up his strong aerial display and did a good job of keeping with United’s mobile and speedy attackers. 

Lucas Digne 6

Struggled against Greenwood down Everton’s left, especially early, but settled down and just about survived, while making a contribution in attack also.

Michael Keane produced a strong aerial display and came close to a goal of his own

Andros Townsend 7

Superb finish for the equaliser summed up a performance that was brimming full of confidence and attacking intent. Had a couple of other, less successful, sights of goal.

Abdoulaye Doucoure 8

Unbelievable work rate in the Everton engine room but his vision and passing was just as impressive, as he showed in picking out the pass for the dramatic equaliser. Booked for a bad foul on Bruno.

Allan 6

Combative midfielder enjoyed mixing it, with Fred and McTominay in particular. His clearance led to the equaliser although his use of the ball could have been better. 

Anthony Gordon 6

Young midfielder ran himself to near exhaustion for 70 minutes and also managed to make a contribution in the opposition box as Everton enjoyed spells of pressure.

Abdoulaye Doucoure showed excellent work rate in Everton’s midfield against United

Demarai Gray 9

Unleashed one terrific long shot which was only kept out by a superb diving save from de Gea. Full of running and creativity as he showed for the equaliser.

Salomon Rondon 5

Looked a bit off the pace and found himself in a couple of decent shooting positions only for his hesitation to allow defenders to get in key blocks.


Tom Davies for Gordon 71mins, 6

Lewis Dobbin for Gray 90mins

Substitutes (not used) Begovic, Lonergan, Kenny, Holgate, Gbamin, Davies, Branthwaite, Whitaker.

Referee: M Oliver 7

Demarai Gray was full of running and creativity and created United all sorts of problems

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