Pereira ups his game as James steals the show: ranking United players in Liverpool draw
An entertaining night with quite a number of positives, all things considered.
Maguire - 7
10 clearances in one game (as per Statman Dave) so give the man some credit. His passing may be volatile at times but he hardly ever disappoints as a solid centre back.
McTominay - 7
Enjoyed his pressing game, started United's goal (technically, it was Lindelof but the pass forward was Scott's). Looked like the solid option in the pivot while Wijnaldum and Mane enjoyed dancing around Fred.
Fred - 5
Another passenger shift in midfield. Could've become an unlikely hero had his curler reached the net. Disappointing overall with just a few recoveries and even then he desperately needed a foul or a teammate to play the ball to.
Pereira - 7
Massive progress from the first half. Perhaps, we were harsh in assessing his opening '45 but any way you look at it, his game after the break was different class. Played a number of through balls, including those in tough situations. No lack of effort whatsoever.
James - 8
A relentless foul-drawing machine! The Welshman managed to be of worth nearly every time in the final third. Put his body on the line by sacrificing himself completely and made a sweet assist.
Rashford - 7
Spent his international break with his batteries recharged (despite playing with England). Took on Liverpool centre backs with ease, made lots of smart moves to keep hold of the ball. Scored a great tap-in and could've added one more goal.
The rest: De Gea – 7; Wan-Bissaka – 6; Lindelof – 5; Rojo – 5.5; Young – 5.5.