MICHAEL MARTIN (@TFMick1892) with the scores on the doors from a memorable night at Old Trafford…

Dubravka – 8 – One save towards the end of the first half which looked a bit dramatic for me.  Laundry won’t need to wash his shirt.

Livramento – 9 – Absolutely outstanding.  Ran the right side of the pitch.  Tigerish in the tackle, brilliant in the air, and a constant threat going forward – see goals flying in the Man Utd net.

Hall – 8 – Oozed quality and maturity.  Loved the way he tucked in, and was comfortable all over the park.  Decent goal, eh?

Dummett – 8 – The lesser-spotted Dummy was superb here tonight – totally solid and disciplined.  They shall not pass.

Krafth – 8 – Did not put a foot wrong.  Rarely does, when called upon these days.

Targett – N/A – This lad’s luck is almost Fast Show proportions.

Longstaff – 8 – Longstaff is as Longstaff does, and that’ll do.  What an engine.

Willock – 8 – All over the park.  Intelligent, strong, and not even back to 50% of his best.  What a finish, too.

Ritchie – 7 – Radgie as ever and totally and utterly demonic.  More please, it’s been too long.

Joelinton – 8 – A man mountain.  A tyro for us, and Man Utd had no answers.

Gordon – 8 – Another with an incredible engine.  Relentless running, putting them on the back foot constantly.

THRU BLACK & WHITE EYES – Feeling It – 30/Oct/23


Almiron (for Targett, 5 mins) – 8 – A constant threat and took his goal as only Miggy can, to send the away end ballooning all over the joint.

Bruno Guimaraes (for Willock, 64 mins) – 7 – Showed his class when came on, as you’d expect.

Wilson (for Gordon, 64 mins) – 7 – Not really enough time to make an impression, but kept Man Utd occupied.

Burn (for Hall, 75 mins) – 7 – Well, you’re never going to beat him, are you?  He’s from Blyth and that.

Trippier (for Ritchie, 75 mins) – 7 – The captain, just oozes calm.