Man Utd ratings: Casemiro sets United on path to glory with another stunning display but Bruno is surprisingly quiet

    MANCHESTER UNITED were the toast of Wembley as they beat Newcastle 2-0 in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

    A Casemiro goal and a deflected Marcus Rashford strike, later awarded as a Sven Botman own-goal, put the Red Devils on course for victory.

    Man Utd beat Newcastle 2-0 to win the Carabao Cup final at Wembley


    Man Utd beat Newcastle 2-0 to win the Carabao Cup final at WembleyCredit: Getty

    And the result saw United lift their first trophy since 2017.

    Erik ten Hag will now be hoping to round off a brilliant debut season with success in the FA Cup and Europa League.

    But who was United’s best player against Newcastle today?

    And did anyone have a game to forget?

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    Here, SunSport’s Tom Barclay delivers his Man Utd player ratings…

    DAVID DE GEA – 7

    How different this game could have been had De Gea not denied Allan Saint-Maximin with a brilliant stop at his near post at 0-0.

    Didn’t have a lot else to do, but that was crucial.


    Booked for a cynical foul to bring down livewire Allan Saint-Maximin early on, but also showed decent delivery when going forward.

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    Got the nod over Aaron Wan-Bissaka but then was replaced by ex-Crystal Palace man at half-time.


    Solid enough from the World Cup winner but Callum Wilson did not give him much to worry about.


    They don’t call him ‘The Butcher’ for nothing.

    Put his head in where it hurts on a number of occasions, bravely denying Fabian Schar, Callum Wilson and Joelinton.

    Casemiro fired United on their way to glory


    Casemiro fired United on their way to gloryCredit: Reuters

    LUKE SHAW – 7

    Pinpoint free-kick delivery for Casemiro’s opener, the England man was rarely troubled by Miguel Almiron.

    CASEMIRO – 9

    Another stunning performance.

    His bullet header set United on their way to victory, and he gave a lesson on snuffing out attacks with his defensive work.

    FRED – 7

    Brave interception to stop fellow Brazilian from getting on a Saint-Maximin pass on the edge of the box at 0-0.

    Booked for a clumsy foul but positionally sound.

    Bruno Fernandes struggled to make his mark


    Bruno Fernandes struggled to make his markCredit: Reuters

    ANTONY – 6

    Wound up Newcastle with some of his arrogant flicks and tricks – but, to be fair, they were pretty effective.

    One set up a counter that led to a great Wout Weghorst shot.


    Quiet game for the Portuguese playmaker – but United’s dominance meant it mattered little.

    Risked a penalty when felling Fabian Schar but ref David Coote did not give it.


    Everything he touches right now turns to goals.

    Won the free-kick which led to the opener then his shot deflected up off the unfortunate Sven Botman for the crucial second six minutes later.

    Marcus Rashford netted the second before it was later given to Sven Botman


    Marcus Rashford netted the second before it was later given to Sven BotmanCredit: Getty


    You can see why Erik ten Hag likes him, even if he is not a huge goal threat.

    Very effective in opening up chances for his team-mates, up for a scrap and even came close with a long-ranger.


    Aaron Wan-Bissaka (for Diogo Dalot at HT) – 7

    Solid defensive clearance from a free-kick shortly after coming on, he kept pace with the tricky Saint-Maximin.

    Marcel Sabitzer (for Fred, 69) – 6

    Solidly helped see out the game.

    Scott McTominay (for Wout Weghorst, 70) – 6

    Could he be wearing black and white next year? His energy would suit Eddie Howe’s side nicely.

    Jadon Sancho (for Antony, 81) – 6

    Little to do.

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    Harry Maguire (for Rashford, 88) – 6

    His sub for Rashford showed Ten Hag thought the game was over.


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