A big win for Manchester United which keeps us in the hunt for a place in the top four.
With Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal both losing today, the Red Devils took advantage by beating Norwich City 3-2 at Old Trafford thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.
The race for top four is now wide open but next up for United is a trip to Anfield.
While I would be pleased with a point against Liverpool, we really should be aiming to dent their Premier League chances with a shock win. I have seen stranger things happen in football.
Here’s how we rated each of the players on their performance against the Canaries.
David de Gea – 7
My jaw dropped when he came off his line to stop Pukki in the opening minutes. It was a brilliant save, but not one you see him making very often because he tends to stick to his line.
Diogo Dalot – 5
Ineffective but made some key blocks in the second half.
Harry Maguire – 5
Dragged out of position for Norwich City’s goal before the break.
Victor Lindelof – 5
Made an important interception in the first-half but played Pukki onside for a goal.
Alex Telles – 3
Took the corner for Ronaldo’s second goal but his defending, or lack of, costs us.
Paul Pogba – 4
Plays like a lazy driver who wants to use cruise control 24/7. Booed by the Stretford End when he was substituted.
Bruno Fernandes – 3
Took lots of risks. Nothing came off. Bruno was terrible again.
Jesse Lingard – 5
Rusty. Careless with his passing.
Anthony Elanga – 6
Brilliant assist for Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 10
Another hat-trick to win us the game. The 60th of Ronaldo’s incredible career.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 60 hat-tricks in his career, the most of any active player:
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo (60)
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi (55)
37 years young. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/tTrkE9ybPX
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) April 16, 2022
Jadon Sancho – 5
Got involved but not effective enough.
Marcus Rashford – 5
Did nothing to note.
Juan Mata – 6
Made a difference after coming on.
Nemanja Matic – 6
Brought some flow to United’s attacking play.