Player Ratings: United 3 Barcelona 1

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.

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Steve Ferguson had taken over & re-branded The Faithful MUFC website back in the summer of 2014 and is now the owner and editor of the site. Steve, from Ashton-Under-Lyne in Greater Manchester, is a 35-year-old life long Manchester United fan, travelling over the globe to see the Reds play. Steve has been lucky enough to be at both the 1999 and 2008 Champions League finals, seeing Manchester United lift the biggest trophy in the World, none more exciting than that faithful night in Barcelona in 99. The website is a blog, but also hopes to deliver the latest Manchester United news from around the internet too, linked up with our growing twitter account which is @TheFaithfulMUFC, give it a follow as we will follow you back as soon as we can.

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