Man Utd player ratings: Edinson Cavani shows his class once again but Bruno Fernandes has a shocker in Spurs win

Man Utd player ratings: Edinson Cavani shows his class once again but Bruno Fernandes has a shocker in Spurs win

April 11, 2021

MANCHESTER UNITED came from behind once again to beat Spurs 3-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a fiercely contested Premier League clash.

The Red Devils looked to have taken the lead in the first half when Paul Pogba slipped Edinson Cavani through and the Uruguayan dispatched the chance ruthlessly through the legs of Hugo Lloris.



But the goal was subsequently ruled out when Scott McTominay was controversially judged to have fouled Son Heung-min in the build-up, flicking the Tottenham forward in the face.

Picking himself up off the floor, Son then broke the deadlock before the break.

Fred levelled or United after the break before the sensational Cavani finally got his goal, with sub Mason Greenwood putting the seal on it at the death.

And here's what SunSport's Dylan Terry thought of United's individual performances.

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DEAN HENDERSON – 6/10

Had to keep his concentration throughout the game as there was very little to do in the first half.

Could do nothing about the goal but proceeded to save well with his legs from Son and Kane in the second period.

Did enough to keep David de Gea out of the team.

AARON WAN BISSAKA – 6

A rare below-par defensive display as he really did not get to grips with Son and Reguilon on the Spurs left, although was not helped out by Pogba or Rashford in the first 45.

Got invilved going forward in the second half and made a positive impact in United's comeback.

HARRY MAGUIRE – 6

Was drawn in a couple of times by Harry Kane as he allowed Spurs to re-group from their defensive block by craftily winning free-kicks.

Went into the referee's book 20 minutes from time for a reckless foul on Kane, but all in all marshalled his defence well.

VICTOR LINDELOF – 7

Cut out Kane a couple of times with great positional play early on in the game.

Then got his legs in a complete tangle for the Spurs goal as he failed to intercept Kane's pass to Lucas.

LUKE SHAW – 7

Unlike his fellow full-back Wan Bissaka, Shaw quickly got to grips with his defensive duties on the left-hand side.

Lucas Moura and Serge Aurier had very little joy down that flank as Spurs turned their attention to attacking down the Manchester United right.

Added to the argument that he should start for England in the summer.

Only blotch on his record in the game was a booking midway through the second half which he received for a professional foul on Lucas.

SCOTT McTOMINAY – 6

Was forced to walk a tightrope after picking up a yellow card after just 18 minutes for chopping down Tanguy Ndombele.

Struggled to pick up the runs Kane and Giovani Lo Celso made in between the lines and gave the ball away regularly when he did retrieve it.

But he does appear to be developing a decent understanding with Fred, venturing into a more attacking area in the second half and stinging the fingertips of Hugo Lloris with a vicious effort.

FRED – 7

Was solid in defensive midfield, making fewer errors than McTominay alongside him.

Scored the goal to bring Man Utd back into the game with a tidy finish.

Also crucially allows the United attacking players to get forward by becoming Solskjaer's trusted handbrake in front of the back four.

Booked for a naughty challenge on Aurier.

BRUNO FERNANDES – 5

Was one of the worst players on the pitch in the first half – you could have been forgiven for not realising he was on the pitch.

His frustration boiled over just before the break when he took a swipe at Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg and was lucky to avoid a caution.

Fernandes' only moment came in the second half when he was denied by Lloris, but he did have options either side of him which may have been clearer sights of goal.

PAUL POGBA – 6

Looked lethargic in the early stages of the game as he was snuffed out a when caught dithering on the ball.

Swapped wings with Rashford after a quiet first 25 minutes and made an instant impact to set up Cavani, only for the goal to be ruled out.

Showed flashes of class in the second half, growing into the game particularly when coming off the right-hand side but missed a guilt-edge chance as he tried a fancy flick.

MARCUS RASHFORD – 6

No major contributions in the match but did make runs which drew defenders away from Cavani and Pogba.

Looked gun shy when he went through in the second half, failing to pull the trigger in front of goal.

EDINSON CAVANI – 8

Was given very, very little to feed off in the first half an hour as those behind him failed to link the play.

The first time he was given a sniff of goal he dispatched the chance with supreme class, only for it to be controversially ruled out.

Got booked for a challenge on Joe Rodon as tempers flared, but took his winner sensationally with a textbook diving header.

Subs

MASON GREENWOOD (FOR RASHFORD 72) – 7

Nearly made an instant impact, cutting in from the left and firing in a shot just wide.

Then brilliantly set up the second for Cavani with a superb in-swinging cross from the right-hand side.

And finished off a great cameo with a third for United in added time.

NEMANJA MATIC (FOR FERNADES 90)

Did not have enough time to make any sort of impact.

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