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Manchester United 4-2 Sheffield United: Player ratings as Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire take the Red Devils home

Manchester United defeated Sheffield United by 4-2 in the Premier League courtesy of a splendid performance from Bruno Fernandes this evening.

Man United dominated proceedings, but the visitors broke the deadlock against the run of the play.

The Red Devils bounced back through an excellent finish from Harry Maguire.

However, parity lasted only eight minutes as the Blades took advantage of Man United’s weakness in defending cut-backs. 

Goals from the penalty spot and a stunning long-range strike from Fernandes put United ahead.

Rasmus Hojlund scored the fourth goal to secure the points. Let’s get into the player ratings.

Player Ratings

Andre Onana – 4/10

The goalkeeper played a sloppy pass to Diogo Dalot that ultimately turned out to be an assist to Jayden Bogle.

Diogo Dalot – 6/10

Dalot made a great run behind the Blades’ back-line but failed to keep his composure against the goalkeeper. He was guilty of losing the ball before their second goal.

Harry Maguire – 8/10

The England international continues to be one of the few United players in good form. He brought his side back into the game with a fantastic glancing header before half-time.

Casemiro – 7/10

A fine performance from the midfielder, playing out of position as a centre-back.

His fine ball distribution showed why it is pivotal for defenders to be good with the ball at their feet.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6/10

A much more reasonable shift from the former Crystal Palace man compared to his last outing.

Christian Eriksen – 5/10 

He should have stopped the cut-back through which the visitors scored their second goal.

Kobbie Mainoo – 7/10

The 18-year-old played in a more advanced position with Eriksen filling in as a number six. He produced some nice link-up play and earned an assist for Fernandes’ magical goal.

Bruno Fernandes – 9/10

A captain’s performance from Fernandes.

He emphatically scored from the spot to bring United level for the second time. Fernandes pulled strings from the midfield and scored a spectacular long-range strike to put his team ahead.

His night was not done as he set up the goal for Hojlund.

Alejandro Garnacho – 7/10

The youngster squandered two big chances which could have calmed some early nerves for the hosts. He showed great defensive work rate whenever called upon.

Antony – 5/10

The Brazilian was heavily involved in the first half but didn’t show any end product. Ten Hag was right to substitute him before the hour mark.

Rasmus Hojlund – 6/10

Hojlund continued to struggle up front, but the late goal will have boosted his confidence.

Substitutes 

Amad Diallo – 5/10

The young winger was unable to get into the game.

Scott McTominay – 6/10

The midfielder tried to support Hojlund in attack.

Ethan Wheatley – N/A

The 18-year-old became the 250th academy graduate to represent Man United – a proud moment for him and his family.

Sofyan Amrabat – N/A

Too late to rate.

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