Fernandes: 7; Onana: 8; Garnacho: ?? | Manchester United player ratings in 2-2 draw against Liverpool | Premier League

Manchester United player ratings in 2-2 draw over Liverpool

It was a story of two completely different halves for Manchester United as they finally managed to put a much-needed win on the board. The team was abysmal during the first half, failing to make anything productive and ended up recording 0 shots during the first 45.

Bruno might’ve saved Erik ten Hag’s job tonight. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Bruno might’ve saved Erik ten Hag’s job tonight. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

However, the Red Devils came out with a new pair of legs under them during the second half. The team constantly got the ball up the pitch and made Caoimhin Kelleher work for a living.

Erik ten Hag has made it his job to confuse the fans. Consistently he backs up poor performances from previous weeks with ones like tonight. United may have lost but they deserved a win tonight. Let’s have a look at how the players fared on an individual level in United’s loss tonight.

Here are WAFU’s ratings of Manchester United players in the game against Liverpool

Andre Onana: 8

There wasn’t much Onana could do to stop Luis Diaz’s goal. However, it was a terrific performance from him despite being unable to keep a clean sheet. The Cameroonian goalkeeper had some excellent shots from Mo Salah and Dominik Szoboszlai to keep the game at 1-0 during the first half.

Andre Onana with a performance to remember tonight. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Andre Onana with a performance to remember tonight. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Diogo Dalot: 7

Diogo Dalot once again stood up for United with a solid performance. Tonight he struggled to make a difference on offence but made some crucial recoveries on defence. He made a crucial tackle on Luis Diaz to stop him from getting his brace.

Willy Kambwala: 7

Kambwala gave a solid performance against Liverpool. He was a constant menace on defence and his work rate was admirable. The 19-year-old might become the latest youngster to break through if he continues performing this way.

Harry Maguire: 7

Harry Maguire was once again playing the Old Man’s game but found some success tonight. He was a constant presence in the box intercepting crosses and closing up channels. Brought a fresh burst of energy during the closing minutes of the game.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is slowly solidifying a spot for himself in the team. He was excellent in defence tonight, constantly tracking back and making crucial tackles throughout the game. It was almost a perfect performance by him until he conceded a penalty during the 82nd minute by fouling Harvey Elliot in the box.

Kobbie Mainoo stepped up to the challenge tonight and saved Manchester United.
Kobbie Mainoo stepped up to the challenge tonight and saved Manchester United. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Kobbie Mainoo: 8*

Kobbie Mainoo was once again Manchester United’s hero tonight. He had a terrific battle with Liverpool’s Mac-Allister and did really well to win possession back in crucial situations. Did a good job of containing the Reds’ attack and struck back with a terrific goal to make 2-1 for United.

Casemiro: 5

Casemiro was once again out of sorts on defence tonight. However, he almost opened the scoring for his team tonight by putting in an excellent-headed cross from a set piece. Unfortunately, no one gave his pass the finish it deserved and the Brazilian went back to struggling for the rest of the game. He was careless during the second half and gave possession away in some truly dangerous positions. Another mediocre performance for the Brazilian.

Bruno Fernandes: 7

Fernandes had a very quiet first half for Manchester United. He constantly kept getting stripped by the Liverpool defenders and failed to create anything for his team. Made a crucial interception during the second half to score from near the halfway line and put his team at level. A marvellous strike from the skipper.

Bruno Fernandes might've just scored the most important goal of his season. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Bruno Fernandes might’ve just scored the most important goal of his season. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Alejandro Garnacho: 7

Alejandro Garnacho delivered a few good balls into the box and made promising runs during the first half, he even scored during the opening minutes but was flagged for offside. However, for all his moves he failed to create a lot and did not register a single shot during the first 45. Had a beautiful opportunity to make it 3-1 during the second half but fired it straight at the keeper. Was subbed off at the 80-minute mark.

Marcus Rashford: 6

Marcus Rashford had a few moments of brilliance during the first half. He delivered a promising ball to Rasmus Hojlund who failed to even get a shot off. Rashford picked it up in the second half and proved to be a constant threat. He made a number of dangerous runs and delivered some beautiful crosses into the box for United. The Manchester-born star was playing like he had something to prove tonight. Took a knock and was subbed off in the 66th minute.

Will Rasmus Hojlund be able to find his rhytm before the season ends? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Will Rasmus Hojlund be able to find his rhythm before the season ends? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Rasmus Hojlund: 6

Rasmus Hojlund was dormant throughout the first half not even getting to fire a single shot on goal. He had a few touches in Liverpool’s box, but his decision-making wasn’t good enough and all his attacks came to nothing. The young Dane has been struggling to find his rhythm ever since he got injured.

Substitutes:

Antony: 5

Antony had no impact on the game tonight. He was brought on at a time when United stopped attacking. The Brazilian acted as an extra body on defence and got booked for dissent during the closing minutes.

Sofyan Amrabat: 6

Was called on to defend and that’s exactly what he did. Made the best of his energy by constantly tracking back and attacking the ball for the few minutes that he played.

Mason Mount: N/A

Did not warrant a rating.