Player Ratings: United 0 WBA 1 – Reds Have A Day To Forget

De Gea – Had extremely little to do all game besides carrying the ball out of his net. 5

Valencia -Saw a large portion of the ball out wide but his crossing was a disappointment. 5

Smalling – A dominant performances which finished with him playing at CB alone with two wingers either side. 6

McNair – Carried the ball forward well but was at fault for giving away the freekick that cost United the game. Should have equalised too but for a weak header which went wide. 4

Blind – Found his match in Lennon, who pegged him back and stopped him from being his usual attacking threat from out wide. Cautioned in the second half. 5

Mata – Passed the ball really well at times and tried to create something for his teammates. One of few players who actually look interested. 6

Herrera – Unusually disappointing today as he failed to get going right from the start. Offered no creativity going forward. 5

Fellaini – Lumped up front and spent the entire time offside. A really poor performance. 3

Young – Back to his usual best. Always looking for the ball and linked well with his teammates. Put in some dangerous crosses too. 6

Rooney – A dire performance from the not so inspirational captain. Offering nothing to his team at the moment. 4

Van Persie – Looked rusty with his execution but was still lively and got himself into the right positions. Will be gutted at the missed penalty. 6


Di Maria – Misplaced one cross after another. 4
Falcao – N/A


Louis van Gaal – That the first time since 2001 where United have lost three games in a row. Champions League qualification is hardly a certainty yet either, so you would wonder what the manager was thinking playing Rooney and RvP in midfield with Fellaini up top. Nothing seemed to work in terms of tactics and substitutions today and the manager has to be held accountable. A poor performance to round up three horrible losses. 3

Referee: N/A

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