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Player and Manager Ratings: Sheffield United 1 – 2 Manchester United

Manchester United edged out Sheffield United 2-1, with standout performances from Maguire and Dalot, amidst a mix of tactical decisions and individual brilliance.

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Manchester United secured a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United, propelling them to eighth place in the Premier League standings.

Scott McTominay struck first, but later conceded a penalty, allowing Sheffield United to draw level courtesy of Olivier McBurnie. The evening’s drama at Bramall Lane peaked when Diogo Dalot netted a remarkable goal from long range, ensuring United’s win.

Here’s an assessment of the performance of the team and their manager:

Andre Onana – 7/10

This match showcased Onana without any blunders leading to opportunities or goals. He thwarted Sheffield United’s long-range efforts with several commendable saves. However, his inclination to deliver long passes, which often lacked precision, was a bit concerning.

Victor Lindelof – 4/10

Lindelof’s display was lackluster, especially as he was positioned out of his comfort zone. The squad eagerly awaits the return of their regular left-backs ahead of pivotal matches against F.C. Copenhagen and Manchester City.

Jonny Evans – 5/10

While Evans’s performance was passable, there was a palpable decline in quality compared to when Lisandro Martinez or Luke Shaw occupy the left centre-back slot. The anticipated return of Raphael Varane should bring stability to the defense.

Harry Maguire – 9/10

Mirroring his dominance in the Brentford game, Maguire was stellar. His precision in long balls and aerial superiority proved instrumental in maintaining pressure and driving the team to victory.

Diogo Dalot – 9/10

Dalot’s splendid goal was a moment of joy, especially given his consistent performances during an otherwise mediocre season for United. Having solidified his place due to Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s injury, Dalot continues to demonstrate his worth.

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