Player Ratings: United v Burnley: Evans & Jones A Match Made In Hell

De Gea – More heroics from the Spaniard as his save from point blank in the second half allowed us to remain in front. 8 MOTM

McNair – Enjoyed another outing at fullback and managed to get forward when possible. Saw a whizzing shot saved by the opposition ‘keeper. 7

Jones – Watching him play has started to make me nauseous. Imagine being so clumsy that you injure yourself walking. Taken off. 3

Evans – Further demonstration of his fall from grace. Looks a shaken individual and continues to make one mistake after another. 4

Rojo – A less than impressive display in a position which should be natural to him. Looked uneasy for the majority of the game and offered no real threat going forward either. 5

Blind – Taken off with a head injury early on. 5

Rooney – Yet another worrying disappearance act from the United captain. Lost the ball worryingly often in dangerous positions and created very little. 5

Di Maria – Ran at players and stretched the opposition. Won the penalty and also set up the second but remained a mundane performance overall if we’re honest. 6

Januzaj – Didn’t do much when on the ball and remained quiet for the whole 90 minutes baring a late attempt that was cleared off the line. 5

Falcao – Undoubtably a poor performance but the reaction to his display would have you thinking it was a lot worse. Saw little of the ball but clearly low on confidence. 5

van Persie – A quiet performance as he saw little of the ball and did very little off of it too. Dispatched his penalty really well and sealed the win under immense pressure. 6


Smalling – Impact sub. Scored twice but was a defensive calamity at the same time. Odd performance. 6

Herrera – Moved the ball well and brought energy to our attacks. 6

Wilson – N/A

Louis van Gaal – The manager admitted himself that it was a poor performance but we managed to get through the game with 3 points in the bag and that’s all you can ask for under these circumstances. There’s a tough set of games coming up now so you would hope the Dutchman will have us turn our fortunes around by then. Still, we’re back in the top four for now and that’s all that matters. 6

Referee: Rewarded us our first penalty of the season! 7

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