Player Ratings: Martial and Cleverley star as Man Utd down Everton

Date published: Saturday 23rd April 2016 7:58

Michael Graham rates the performers as Man Utd beat Everton in the FA Cup semi-final, with last-gasp matchwinner Anthony Martial the star man.

Manchester United

David De Gea – 8

The Spaniard wasn’t overly stretched but when he was called upon, specifically when Everton were awarded a second half penalty, he was more than up to the challenge.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah – 6

The young defender was adjudged to have given away the penalty and many thought it was a harsh decision. It was an inexperienced challenge at that was what probably saw it awarded, but over all he was solid in testing surroundings.

Chris Smalling – 6

Scored an own goal and probably should have dealt with it a little better. Seen him far better than he was here.

Daley Blind – 7

A calming influence at the back on a day when his pedigree seemed to shine through.

Marcos Rojo – 6

Certainly struggled to contain Gerard Deulofeu in the second half.

Michael Carrick – 7

Manchester United always look a better team for his presence. Not flashy, but effective.

Jesse Lingard – 7

Had some really bright moments in the final third.

Marouane Fellaini – 8

Grabbed a goal and was a constant thorn in his former club’s side.

Wayne Rooney – 7

Sat in central midfield and allowed people to play around him. Mature performance.

Anthony Martial – 9

Always a threat. He ran the channels, got to the byline down the outside on numerous occasions in the first half, and confidently tucked away an injury time Wembley winner. What more could you want?

Marcus Rashford – 7

Another impressive display full of promise from the youngster.

Antonio Valencia (Sub) – 6

Never really made his presence felt but didn’t weaken his side either.

Ander Herrera – 5

A poor foul stained an otherwise innocuous appearance.

Anthony Martial: Last-gasp Wembley winner

Anthony Martial: Last-gasp Wembley winner


Joel – 7

Looked to be in confident mood and offered safe handling throughout.

Muhamed Besic – 6

Definitely struggled at times in an unfamiliar full-back position.

John Stones – 7

The England man looked to be back at something approaching his best.

Phil Jagielka – 7

Roberto Martinez was forced into playing him despite struggling for fitness, so Jagielka deserves all the more credit for his contribution.

Leighton Baines – 6

Never really found his marauding best.

James McCarthy – 6

The game appeared to pass him by a little at times.

Darron Gibson – 6

Like McCarthy, he perhaps just failed to make his presence felt quite enough.

Aaron Lennon – 7

One or two very bright moments down the right.

Ross Barkley – 7

Won a penalty and looked full of energy, but just seemed to be lacking the extra yard when needing it the most.

Tom Cleverley – 8

The pick of the Toffees midfield against his former club.

Romelu Lukaku – 6

Generally pretty good but that penalty miss was a crucial moment.

Gerard Deulofeu – 8

Made a big difference coming off the bench.

Kevin Mirallas – 5

No time to impress.

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