Man United player ratings vs Everton: Clinical Cavani fires Reds into semi-finals

Manchester United travelled to Goodison Park on Wednesday evening to play Everton in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

Coming into the game both teams were in great form domestically and would have been confident they could make the semi-finals.

It was to be the Reds who progressed in the Carabao Cup though after an Edinson Cavani opener and an Anthony Martial late double sealed the Toffees’ fate.

In light of Wednesday’s important 0-2 cup win, we have rated every United player who featured.

Dean Henderson

Recalled to the starting line-up in place of David De Gea.

Made a brilliant save just before half-time, otherwise a very quiet evening for the Englishman.

Rating: 8/10

Axel Tuanzebe

Brought in, in place of an injured Aaron Wan-Bissaka, looked decent on the flank.

Defended well and got forward often throughout.

Rating: 6/10

Eric Bailly

Had a decent game at the heart of United’s defence. Strong and quick throughout.

Rating: 6/10

Harry Maguire

As physical as ever, United’s skipper had a decent game overall, despite rarely coming under pressure.

Rating: 6/10

Alex Telles

Really good game from the Brazilian. Looked solid in defence, much improved on previous games.

Unlucky to have been subbed off with six-minutes to go for Luke Shaw.

Rating: 7/10

Nemanja Matic

Matic’s stability at the heart of United’s midfield gave his team-mates the platform to start the game on the front-foot.

Despite his side’s brilliant start, the Serbian midfielder’s influence became less and less as the game went on.

Rating: 6/10

Donny van de Beek

Struggled to make things click, just didn’t seem to flow for the Dutch midfielder.

A run of games wouldn’t go a’miss for the 23-year-old.

Subbed off in the 67th-minute for Anthony Martial.

Rating: 5/10

Paul Pogba

Barely had an impact, positioned too deep.

Rating: 5/10

Bruno Fernandes

Tried too hard all evening, similarly to van de Beek, it just wouldn’t click for Fernandes.

Rating: 5/10

Mason Greenwood

Very lively on the right-hand side, unlucky not to score in the first-half, denied by the post, but ultimately failed to stamp his authority on the game.

Subbed off in place of Marcus Rashford at the 67th-minute mark.

Rating: 4/10

Edinson Cavani

Tenacious and feisty. United’s star-striker will be thanking his lucky stars that the Carabao Cup doesn’t use VAR. The 33-year-old would have undoubtedly seen red after a choke-slam style altercation with Everton’s Yerry Mina.

Came up with the goods when they really mattered though.

The South American fired United into the cup’s semi-finals with just a couple of minutes on the clock.

Brilliant strike

Rating: 7/10


Marcus Rashford

Came on with just under half-hour to go in place of Greenwood.

Quiet cameo from Rashford overall.

Rating: 4/10

Anthony Martial

Subbed on for Donny van de Beek after 67-minutes.

Fluffed his lines by kicking his own leg when presented with a glaring oppotuntity during the 86th-minute but did make up for it minutes later after setting team-mate Cavani up.

United’s number-nine went on to bag himself one with the last kick of the game too. Decent half-hour all round.

Rating: 8/10

Luke Shaw

Controversially subbed on for Telles during the 84th-minute when United were six-minutes from penalties.

Rating: N/A

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