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The 0-0 draw against Watford proved to be a disappointment both in terms of the result and performance with not too many players coming out with any credit from the game.

In horrible conditions, it was a night when James Tarkowski stood out yet again and his performance was worthy of winning both the man of the match vote and the player ratings.

He won 59% of the man of the match vote with Connor Roberts, who had won the vote for the previous game at Arsenal, coming second with a 12% share. Just behind Roberts in third place was Nick Pope who claimed 10% while Dale Stephens, on his first league start in well over a year was fourth with just 4% of the vote.

Tarkowski made it a double in the player ratings, coming top with a rating of 7.35 out of ten. Pope and Roberts swapped places with Pope finishing second with 6.89 and Roberts coming third with 6.21 which was just ahead of Ben Mee who took fourth place with a rating of 6.20 out of 10.

That’s ten points for Tarkowski towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year, five each for Pope and Roberts with a point apiece for Mee and Stephens. It’s moved Tarkowski within one point of leader Charlie Taylor and the pair are now some way ahead of Nathan Collins, Maxwel Cornet, Pope and Dwight McNeil who are separated by three points in third to sixth places.

The Manchester United Vote ends at the end of tomorrow and below is the Watford result along with the current player of the year table.


59% – James Tarkowski
12% – Connor Roberts
10% – Nick Pope
4% – Dale Stephens
3% – Aaron Lennon
3% – Maxwel Cornet & Ben Mee
2% – Jay Rodriguez
1% – Erik Pieters & Wout Weghorst
1% – Dwight McNeil
0% – Ashley Westwood


7.35 – James Tarkowski
6.89 – Nick Pope
6.21 – Connor Roberts
6.20 – Ben Mee
5.73 – Jay Rodriguez
5.56 – Erik Pieters
5.52 – Maxwel Cornet
5.35 – Wout Weghorst
5.17 – Aaron Lennon
4.50 – Ashley Westwood
4.48 – Dale Stephens
4.23 – Dwight McNeil


66: Charlie Taylor
65: James Tarkowski
47: Nathan Collins
46: Maxwel Cornet & Nick Pope
44: Dwight McNeil
37: Ben Mee
26: Matt Lowton
20: Wayne Hennessey
19: Aaron Lennon
16: Jay Rodriguez
15: Connor Roberts
13: Josh Brownhill & Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
12: Matěj Vydra
11: Chris Wood
10: Phil Bardsley
6: Dale Stephens
5: Jack Cork
1: Ashley Westwood

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