United’s winning pre-season run continued with victory over Champions League winners Barcelona.
Here’s how the Reds fared.
David De Gea – Made a vital save early on and was much better with his distribution than he had been towards the end of last season. 7
Matteo Darmian- It’s premature but the Italian really does look the real deal, already seems destined to be first choice right back this season. 8
Phil Jones- Still makes me nervous and there were times when he looked- well, a bit Phil Jones-ish- but managed not to do too much wrong. 6
Daley Blind- Almost gave away a penalty but for once Luis Suarez didn’t make a meal of it, but looked much better than he has for United when he’s been used in midfield. 7
Luke Shaw- The fitness coach he took abroad with him certainly seems to have paid off, caused Barcelona all sorts of problems and looked fairly confident at the back. 7
Morgan Schneiderlin- Provides the legs that Michael Carrick doesn’t have. Never shy of putting a foot in. 6
Michael Carrick- Typically assured display from the typically assured midfielder. 7
Ashley Young- Set up Rooney’s goal with a perfect corner and made some decent runs down the left. 7
Memphis Depay- Lively and skillful although Barcelona did a fairly good job of keeping his danger to a minimum. 6
Juan Mata- Neat and tidy as usual also showed some great touches. 7
Wayne Rooney- Still has the occasional poor touch but on the whole a good game capped off with the easiest header he’ll ever score. 7
Considering the entire team was subbed- honourable mentions go to Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj who both got on the score sheet- 7.