Everton player ratings vs. Manchester United: James Rodriguez lacked influence, Sigurdsson poor

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on November 07, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on November 07, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images) /
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Bernard of Everton runs with the ball under pressure from Juan Mata of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on November 07, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) /

Bernard was energetic, imaginative and sharp.

Forwards:

James Rodriguez – 6

Despite being declared fit, we saw two very different James’. Pre-injury, the Colombian was often the guiding light, having excellent vision but post injury, he lacked influence and accuracy. When things were getting out of hand in the midfield, James dropped back to get more involved but failed to produce anything productive.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 6

Understandably, cut a frustrated figure due to the lack of service from James Rodriguez or anyone else in the team. The 23 year old was often isolated but did a spectacular job in holding up the play and forcing Victor Lindelof in making a mistake.

Bernard – 7

Without a doubt, Bernard was the most inspiring and creative player against Manchester United. Bernard and Digne combined beautifully down the left flank, posing a huge danger throughout the game.

Substitutions:

Alex Iwobi – 6 (On for Sigurdsson 66’)

Cenk Tosun – 3 (On for James Rodriguez 86’)

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