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Player ratings: Rashford and Liverpool's bench the standouts in tight Old Trafford clash

Manchester United ended Liverpool’s 17-match Premier League winning streak with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Adam Lallana’s late equaliser after Marcus Rashford’s opener salvaged a point.

Here is how the players rated:

Manchester United

David De Gea: One good low save from a Roberto Firmino header, even if the offside flag went up. Had a much quieter day than he would have anticipated. 7/10

Victor Lindelof: Never quite had the handle of Divock Origi but inadvertently played a key role in Rashford’s goal. 5

Harry Maguire: Provided the leadership in the middle of a back three. Rarely out of position and rarely exposed. Won a lot in the air. 7

Marcos Rojo: Late injury to Axel Tuanzebe saw him promoted to the team but he coped well with Sadio Mane in the first half. Lost Lallana for the equaliser. 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: Should have produced more from his advanced role on the right but often was too slow to deliver. 6

Ashley Young: More concerned with keeping tabs on Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold than offering anything going forward, but he achieved his aim, although Lallana was his man for the equaliser. 6

Scott McTominay: Looked solid in midfield and mostly seemed to be in the right place at the right time. 7

Fred: Game passed him by and summed up when he blasted a clearance straight into Andreas Pereira but got away with it. Virtual passenger, surprising he lasted 90 minutes. 4

Andreas Pereira: Had a responsibility to get forward in attack with Rashford and Daniel James drifting wide, while also dropping deep to help with creativity and defensively. 7

Daniel James: Couple of times dragged Virgil Van Dijk into unfamiliar positions out wide and his cross for Rashford’s goal was perfect. Less influential in the second half. 7

Marcus Rashford: Took his one chance well having been isolated out on the left quite often. Got better as the game went on. 7

Substitutes

Anthony Martial (for Rashford, 83): Sent on as fresh legs. Hardly got a kick. 5

Brandon Williams (for Pereira, 90+4): Did not touch the ball. 4

 

Liverpool

Alisson Becker: Did not have a threatening shot to save on his return to the side after a long absence. Distribution and handling fine but could do nothing about the goal. 7

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Got forward a lot – although rarely behind United’s back line – but his crossing was not up to his usual standard. 6

Joel Matip: Had his hands full when dragged out wide by Rashford but otherwise fairly solid. 6

Virgil Van Dijk: Hardly troubled but his passing was off. Won everything in the air. 6

Andy Robertson: Saw plenty of the ball high up the pitch but had few targets to pick out and struggled to find them. 6

Fabinho: Below his usual high standards. Never gained a grip on the game defensively and struggled with his distribution. 5

Jordan Henderson: Did not affect the game in the first half and had only marginally more influenced when pushed slightly further forward. 5

Georginio Wijnaldum: Strong first-half performance with the ball right up to the point where he reached United’s penalty area. Faded after the break. 6

Sadio Mane: Never properly got a run at United’s defence. Took his one chance well even if it was ruled out for unintentional handball. Played centrally for the last half-hour but found it even more restrictive. 7

Roberto Firmino: Enjoyed a couple of weak first-half shots but did not dictate the game from the front as he would have been expected to. 5

Divock Origi: Looked like he had the beating of Lindelof but never really made it count. Moved into a central role for the second half but looked less comfortable. 5

Substitutes

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (for Origi, 61): Provided some impetus from a wide left position. 7

Adam Lallana (for Henderson, 71): Took on something of a free role which left Liverpool’s right-hand side vacant at times but allowed him to be the most advanced player to equalise at the far post. 7

Naby Keita (for Wijnaldum, 82): Last throw of the dice for manager Jurgen Klopp. Gave United something extra to think about. 6

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