Manchester United player ratings vs Crystal Palace: Casemiro torn to shreds as nobody comes out of defeat well

Manchester United player ratings vs Crystal Palace: Casemiro torn to shreds as nobody comes out of defeat well

Manchester United were given a schooling at Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace eased to a 4-0 win.

A defeat which damaged United’s hopes of qualifying for Europe began when Michael Olise seized on a poor error from Casemiro by finding the net.

Soon it was two when Jean-Philippe Mateta left Jonny Evans for dead and thumped past Andre Onana.

United trailed 2-0 at the break and it would only get worse as Tyrick Mitchell made it three and then Olise scored a sensational fourth. United have now conceded 81 goals in all competitions this season.

Dom Smith was at Selhurst Park to rate the Man Utd performances…

Andre Onana 5

Saved well from Will Hughes and from Eberechi Eze, but was beaten four times and nowhere near to any of them.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 4

A couple of lung-busting runs forward, but too often caught out of position.

Casemiro 2

Given an absolutely torrid time by Olise, who sent him flying for Palace’s third and then nutmegged him with a classy backheel in the second half. Looked shaky all evening. Lost the ball for the fourth goal. Woeful.

Jonny Evans 4

Mateta turned him way too easily for the second goal — the Northern Irishman caught flat-footed.

Diogo Dalot 4

Eze beat him nicely at one moment, and he never really recovered. Difficult evening for one of United’s more consistent players.

Mason Mount 5

A few nice turns showed on his first start since November. Did okay.

Kobbie Mainoo 5

Got through plenty of running and played one or two nice, raking passes, but United’s entire midfield was completely overrun.

Antony 4

Anonymous from start to finish. Subbed on the hour mark.

Christian Eriksen 5

Wasteful with a first-half free-kick where he scored have hit the target. More composed than some of his teammates.

Alejandro Garnacho 4

Given the ball very rarely by his teammates so had few chances to run at Palace’s back-line.

Rasmus Hojlund 5

Smart to hold Dean Henderson off from a corner where United were harshly disallowed an equaliser on the grounds that Hojlund had fouled Henderson. Otherwise quiet.


Sofyan Amrabat (Antony, 60’) 4

Won the ball in the air a few times. Slid needlessly in on Olise and got booked for it.

Amad Diallo (Mount, 80’) N/A

Ethan Wheatley (Hojlund, 80’) N/A

Not used: Bayindir, Heaton, Amass, Jackson, Ogunneye, Collyer