PLAYER REVIEWS: David De Gea costs Manchester United while Dominic Calvert-Lewin stands up for Everton

Manchester United were frustrated on Saturday night by a late equalizer from Dominic Calvert-Lewin as Everton fought back from 2-0 to grab a point at Old Trafford.

A header by Edinson Cavani and a wonder strike by Bruno Fernandes gave United a 2-0 lead at half time, before the Toffees hit back with two goals within three minutes, from Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez.

On a night when United missed an opportunity to level up with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, Sportsmails RICHARD TANNER assesses all players.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a last breath for frustrated Manchester United

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a last breath for frustrated Manchester United

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a last breath for frustrated Manchester United

David De Gea made mistakes for Everton’s first and last goal when United dropped two points

Manchester Utd (4-2-3-1):

David De Gea – 5

Faulted on Everton’s first goal when he produced a weak parry to push Calvert-Lewin’s low cross right into Doucoure’s path. Not the first time he blundered against Everton.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6

Seen some trouble by Richarlison who was constantly looking to get in behind him, but he made good progress and gave Cavani a good chance in the first half.

Victor Lindelof – 5

Not a convincing performance from the Swede who looked awkward at times against Richarlison. His mistake gave the Brazilian a chance in the first half.

Harry Maguire – 5

Like Lindelof, not the most impressive display of the United captaincy. Calvert-Lewin got behind him to score the first goal.

Harry Maguire had a difficult night trying to control Calvert-Lewin in the defense of the United States

Luke Shaw – 7

Continue his good form this season. A good covering tackle to stop Calvert-Lewin in the first half and he was denied a rare goal from Olsen before giving the free kick for McTominay to lead the winner.

Scott McTominay – 6

Usual belligerent midfield and continued his round of scoring with the winning goal – his sixth of the season and fifth in the last eight appearances at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba – 5

Should have done better with an early unmarked header and limping after 38 minutes with a thigh injury.

Paul Pogba was forced out injured in the 38th minute. A concern for United

Mason Greenwood – 6

Struggling to find his scoring touch … ruined a thrilling first half past Digne and Gomes by screwing his shot over the face of the goal.

Bruno Fernandes – 8

Slow start to the game, but made an excellent 25-yard stroke for United’s second goal and always on the lookout for the unexpected.

Marcus Rashford – 7

Provided a magnificent cross to Cavani’s goal, looked dangerous, but shot twice late in the game after good runs brought him into the penalty area.

Edinson Cavani – 7

Slow start but that all changed with his purpose as he showed all his experience. Just loves to play Everton – has scored in each of his three appearances against them this season.

Edinson Cavani scored a goal in a classy performance and claimed he was the main striker


Fred (for Pogba, 38th min) 6.

Wasted a good chance shortly after he came up, but usually disciplined midfield.

Subs (not used): Henderson, Martial, James, Telles, Matic, Williams, Van Der Beek, Tuanzebe.

Booked: Shaw.

Everton (4-3-3)

Robin Olsen – 6

Should have stopped McTominay’s winning goal when he seemingly lost his balance. Couldn’t do anything about United’s first two goals and made good saves to Shaw and Rashford.

Mason Holgate – 6

Had some trouble keeping Rashford quiet, but otherwise showed a lot of defensive discipline.

Michael Keane – 6

Recovered well after Cavani withdrew from him when Rashford’s cross went over his head.

Michael Keane jumped under Rashford’s cross in front of Cavani’s goal, but was able to bounce back

Ben Godfrey – 6

Has continued his good form and versatility since moving from Norwich. First time in his favorite position as a center-back and looked fairly confident.

Luca Digne – 6

Always a threat with his frantic running down the left and spiky deliveries, but sometimes caught defensively.

Abdoulaye Doucoure – 6

Hard working showing as usual and worked hard to stop the threat from United on the left. Replaced by King when Everton was looking for an eqauliser late.

Tom Davies – 5

Uusal’s hardworking show with his strong running while his tackling helped keep Fernandes quiet early on.

Andre Gomes – 6

Started clear but should have moved the ball more forward to find Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin points and was replaced by Iwobi in the second half.

James Rodriguez – 5

Calm play from the Colombian playmaker, lit by his great goal as he showed his class with a great touch and precise finish.

James Rodriguez took his aim well, but struggled to take out Everton’s glaring threats

Richarlison – 6

Always a threat to United with its fast runs. Missed a chance in the first half, but played a big part in Everton’s well-deserved draw.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 7

Caused United problems all night – scoring the first goal and scoring the late equalizer and showing again why he’s now in the England squad.

Subs: Sigurddson (for James 68) 5

Iwobi (for Davies 74, 5)

king (For Dourcoure, 81) 5.

Subs (not used): Virginia, Delph, Nkounkou, Bernard, Coleman.

Booked: Keane.

Referee: John Moss 6


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