Player Ratings: Bournemouth 2 Manchester United 1

De Gea – Disastrous start to the game as a corner flew over his head and into the net. Improved into the game and made numerous good saves which kept United in it. 5

Varela – Bullied down the right and it was clear that he’s too inexperienced to be thrown into the deep in as he has been. 4

McNair – Thrown around the backline and unable to stamp his authority over the opposition attack. 4

Blind – A lot of responsibility will lay on his shoulders considering he’s the most experienced defender. Truth is, he’s not a natural centre back. 3

Borthwick-Jackson – Another youngster thrown into the deep end and struggled to keep up with the opposition play. 4

Carrick – In a team full of kids, it was his duty to calm them down and control the game. Instead, he lost the ball easily and frequently. 4

Fellaini – United’s only real attacking outlet. Made a nuisance of himself in the opposition box and slotted away the equaliser. Hauled off later on, bizarrely. 6

Lingard – Sharp start to the game but taken off early due to injury. 5

Mata – Another away game, another disappearance act by Juan. These are the games where he has to make a difference rather than vanish. 2

Depay – Nothing fell for him on the day. Some bright moments overlooked but vast amounts of mediocrity. 5

Martial – Brilliant feet to find space but unable to convert his chances. Still United’s only creative outlet and the team suffers when he doesn’t perform. 6


Pereira – Failed to get involved and should’ve been sent off. 3

Powell – Forced in as a make shift centre forward. Unable to have any influence on the game. 3

Jones – N/A


Louis van Gaal – A decent effort on the players’ behalf, but it’s appalling that we’re in a situation where we’re forced into playing our reserve squad. Poor planning and awful transfers have resulted in us being short in nearly every single department. The manager has to take responsibility. 2

Referee – Could’ve sent off Pereira on another day. We got lucky.

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