Everton vs. Manchester United: Live Player Ratings for Toffees and Red Devils

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterApril 20, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United competes with Ross Barkley of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on December 4, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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A hectic Sunday of Premier League football rounds off with Everton hosting Manchester United in the race for fourth place.

The Toffees must win all their remaining games if they want to steal the last Champions League berth from under Arsenal's noses, while the Red Devils are simply looking to restore some pride in a poor season.

The game represents David Moyes' return to Goodison Park after ending a decade-long tenure there in favour of the reigning champions. Expect fireworks.

Join us for live player ratings—updated at both half-time and full-time!—to see if you agree with our impressions.

 

Everton XI

Everton Player Ratings
PlayerPositionH/T RatingF/T Rating
HowardGK77
ColemanRB88
StonesCB88
DistinCB77
BainesLB77
McCarthyDM77
BarryDM66
BarkleyLW66
MirallasRW77
NaismithAMC78
LukakuST77
Subs
AlcarazCBN/A7
OsmanLWN/A7
B/R UK

Howard: A quiet day for the American international on the whole, but punched clear when needed.

Coleman: Bombed forward and caused Buttner fits. Unstoppable.

Stones: Showed good positional awareness and recovery ability.

Distin: Great aggression, disrupted play for United's No. 10s.

Baines: Converted the penalty, but didn't too much else offensively.

McCarthy: Got stuck in and made life difficult for United at all times.

Barry: Solid and dependable in midfield.

Lukaku: A handful for Man Utd's defence, moved nicely and winning headers.

Barkley: Showed flashes, but swiped at his chances in truth. Out of position.

Mirallas: Had a poor game offensive and defensively...until he slammed a shot home from a tight angle.

Naismith: Took up great positions and played off Lukaku brilliantly.

 

United XI

Man Utd Player Ratings
PlayerPositionH/T RatingF/T Rating
De GeaGK66
JonesRB44
SmallingCB65
EvansCB67
ButtnerLB54
CarrickDM65
FletcherDM65
NaniRW54
MataAMC66
KagawaLW54
RooneyST53
Subs
ValenciaRBN/A6
HernandezFWDN/A6
WelbeckSTN/A
B/R UK

De Gea: Did very little, then picked the ball out of his net twice after great Everton moves.

Jones: Played the part of goalkeeper, saving Lukaku's shot with his arm. Messed up the line for Everton's second.

Smalling: Made good inroads from right-back, but no end-product whatsoever.

Evans: Didn't put a foot wrong; One of few United players to hold their heads high.

Buttner: Got destroyed by Coleman early on but bucked up a little later. Bad decision-making in the final third.

Carrick: Recycled possession well but did very little from a combative, impactful sense.

Fletcher: Sent Rooney through with a great through-ball early on but was largely ineffectual.

Nani: Positionally undisciplined and visibly frustrated with his teammates. Substituted early.

Mata: Moved the ball quickly and took up strong positions only to be ignored. Let down by teammates.

Kagawa: Ineffectual on the left; couldn't outmuscle a wasp.

Rooney: Poor touch up front, slow in linkup. An overall poor showing.