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Manchester United 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Player ratings as Spurs fight back twice to deny the Red Devils

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur played out a pulsating 2-2 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils enjoyed a vibrant start with Rasmus Hojlund putting them ahead in the third minute with a powerful finish.

Richarlison brought the score to parity with a headed strike from a corner.

Marcus Rashford scored his first goal at Old Trafford in the league this season to put United back in front.

Rodrigo Bentancur’s goal after the break ensured the two teams shared the points.

Spurs dominated ball possession and looked likelier to win as the game progressed.

Player Ratings

Andre Onana – 3/10

The Cameroon international remained rooted on his line during Richarlison’s strike. He should have attempted to punch the ball, as the delivery was in his six-yard box. 

He made the same mistake but was lucky to see Christian Romero’s shot rebounded by the bar.

Diogo Dalot – 7/10

The Portuguese full-back was caught napping at the back post when Timo Werner headed the ball towards Onana in the opening exchange. He made up for his mistake by clearing the ball off the line.

Jonny Evans – 5/10

An adventurous outing for the veteran as he stepped into the midfield several times. Evans was timid and lazy against Bentancur, which allowed the midfielder to bring the score to 2-2.

Raphael Varane – 6/10

The Frenchman wasn’t at fault for any of the goals. He would be delighted to see Lisandro Martinez back on the pitch.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5/10

Ten Hag made a bizarre choice of starting Wan-Bissaka at the left-back spot. It was very clear from the start that the full-back was not comfortable.

Kobbie Mainoo – 5/10

Not at his best but that is expected from an 18-year-old, especially if the midfielder next to him is not doing his job well.

Christian Eriksen – 3/10

An abysmal return for the Danish international. He lacks the pace and dynamism when United are playing out of possession. Ten Hag rightly took him off 12 minutes into the second half.

Bruno Fernandes – 6/10

Fernandes played a majestic pass to Rashford that led to the opener. His through balls troubled Spurs, but that came alongside losing the ball possession 23 times.

Alejandro Garnacho – 6/10

The starlet had an intriguing battle with Destiny Udogie at the right flank. He almost earned a match-winning assist, but Scott McTominay let him down.

Marcus Rashford – 6/10

He will be relieved to score his first goal at Old Trafford in seven months. His predictable movement to cut inside hindered two fine United attacks.

Rasmus Hojlund – 9/10

Hojlund’s recent strike against Aston Villa gave him confidence. The striker netted early in the game and also assisted Rashford.


Scott McTominay – 5/10

The midfielder got a free header in the last minute but fired his shot above the bar.

Lisandro Martinez – 7/10

The Argentine made his comeback and was welcomed with a huge roar. His short cameo was full of confidence, including a cheeky, successful nutmeg.

Antony – N/A

Too late to rate.