Man Utd beat Everton - here's how we rated the players

SoccerBy Sunday World
Martial was Man Utd's match winner
Martial was Man Utd's match winner

The first FA Cup semi-final at Wembley produced a dramatic finish and here is how we rated the players:


JOEL ROBLES: Made some decent saves that prevented United running away with it at first. 7 (out of 10)

MUHAMED BESIC: The midfielder was deployed at right-back and had a torrid time against Anthony Martial. 5

JOHN STONES: Another performance that brings into question if he really does merit the hype there has been around him. 5

PHIL JAGIELKA: Brought back into the team after an injury lay-off, perhaps a little prematurely, but showed all the commitment you would expect on a very busy outing. 6

LEIGHTON BAINES: Another with lots on his hands defensively. Only occasionally able to contribute in an attacking sense. 6

JAMES McCARTHY: Outshone a lot of the time in midfield by the red shirts around him. 6

DARRON GIBSON: Handed a rare start against his old club and often looked to be struggling to keep up with United's youthful attack. 5

AARON LENNON: Although he did grow in influence, was ultimately unable to have much of a bearing on proceedings before being substituted. 6

ROSS BARKLEY: A key man in his side's resurgence after the break, but his efforts proved in vain. 7

TOM CLEVERLEY: Another former United man who did not have much fun against his former employers. Certainly contributed to Everton's fightback, but was also anonymous for long periods. 6

ROMELU LUKAKU: An occasion to forget for the Belgian. Should have done better with several chances he failed to convert - including a penalty. 4


GERARD DEULOFEU (for Lennon, 70 mins): Very lively. Provided the delivery that led to the equaliser moments after coming on. 7

KEVIN MIRALLAS (for Gibson, 90): No time to have an impact. 5


DAVID DE GEA: Made a brilliant save to keep out Lukaku's spot-kick and dealt with everything else that came his way aside from the equaliser, for which he was blameless. 8

TIMOTHY FOSU-MENSAH: Caught out early on by Lukaku and made the challenge that led to the penalty. Got away with it both times, but was then hauled off by Louis van Gaal. 5

CHRIS SMALLING: Also guilty of slow reactions on one occasion in the first half and then made a horrible error as he netted the own-goal. 5

DALEY BLIND: Did not really put a foot wrong. 6

MARCOS ROJO: Did the defending he had to competently enough as well as helping out in attack when he could. 6

MICHAEL CARRICK: His typically composed, reliable self. 6

WAYNE ROONEY: Operating once again in a midfield role, the former Everton man put in a performance which was both classy and hard-working. 8

JESSE LINGARD: Frequently linked well his fellow forwards, although his finishing could have been better. 7

MAROUANE FELLAINI: A great, all-action display against his old club, capped by a goal. 8

ANTHONY MARTIAL: Looked United's most dangerous player throughout and his dramatic winner was a fitting reward for his display. 8

MARCUS RASHFORD: Showed lots of nice touches once again as his reputation continues to grow.7


ANTONIO VALENCIA (for Fosu-Mensah, 62): Useful at the back and going forward after his introduction. 7

ANDER HERRERA (for Fellaini, 87): Teed up Martial's winner. 7