Player Ratings: United 3 v Liverpool 1 – Reds Dominate Rivals

De Gea – A promising performance highlighting his desire to continue as United’s number 1. He made a string of wonderful saves but wasn’t without his errors, which is to be expect considering his lack of match practice. 8

Darmian – Reliable at the back and more than willing to bomb forward. Did particularly well in the first half. 7

Smalling – Made an exceptional clearance to bail out his ‘keeper. Strong in the air and dominant overall. 8

Blind – Scored a peach and made two goal line clearances. Superb performance. 8

Shaw – Expressive in the first half and attacked the Liverpool flank. One of United’s best attackers. 7

Schweinsteiger – Dominated the midfield and kept things ticking without breaking a sweat. 7

Carrick – Used his experience to control the game to his liking. It looked all too easy for him sometimes. 7

Herrera – Looked quiet in the first half but improved in the second. Won and slotted away his penalty. 6

Mata – Had a quiet game and would be disappointed at how little influence he had. However, he still assisted Blind for the first. 6

Memphis – Tried to find a way through the defence but was subbed off at half time. 5

Fellaini – United’s target man up front never looked a threat all game. 5


Young – Turned the game on its head after coming on at half time. 8

Martial – Phenomenal introduction saw him score a contender for goal of the month. 8

Schneiderlin – Kept a lid on things and helped see out the win. 6

Louis van Gaal – A stagnant first half performance was painful to watch until the manager took a risk and brought on Young at half time – a risky tactic that he was rewarded for, and credit to him. The game opened up and United continued to dominate and earn a solid lead. Bringing on Martial for his debut in such a massive game also paid off as he scored a sensational solo goal to reward the gaffer. A good day at the office and one of the few times we’ve looked like a proper team since Sir Alex left. 8

Referee – N/A

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  1. Its wonderful to have such a combination except Fellaini and Depay . Let continue that way and let my thanks goes to David for his incredible display

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