Player Ratings: United v Chelsea- Shaw Silences Critics Rooney Disappears

De Gea – Made an odd error which he wasn’t penalised for. Had little else to do other than the goal he conceded. 6

Valencia – Performed well by constantly running at the opposition defence and stretching the game. Worked even harder than usual. 7

Smalling – Another good performance from Chris as he looks to cement his place at centre back. 7

McNair – A mature performance from the youngster who was strong in the tackle and even better when carrying the ball forward. Not afraid to have a pop at goal from distance either. 8

Shaw – Gave Ivanovic the run around whilst he was on the field. Looked fit and full of energy before being taken off. A real talent. 8

Rooney – The less said about him the better. Can’t blame him either as it’s not his natural position. Painful watching. 5

Herrera – Couldn’t live up to his usual standards as he found himself deeper into the United half. Broke up play well but nearly cost us another goal with a rare error. 6

Fellaini – Not his usual dominant self and failed to stamp his authority over the game. A frustrated figure by the end of it. 5

Mata – A quite game compared to his recent performances. Unable to dictate the game as Chelsea sat deep and left him passing from side to side. 6

Young – A good game but nowhere near what we’ve witnessed in recent weeks. Still the focal point of our attack before being substituted. 6

Falcao – Obviously lacking in confidence but still tried hard. Unlucky to hit the bar. Nothing’s going for him at the moment. 5


Di Maria – Struggled to change the game around it bring any creativity into the team. 5

Januzaj – Another poor performance to add to a growing portfolio. 4

Blackett – The worst substitution I’ve ever seen in a United shirt. Came in and lost the ball with every touch. 2


van Gaal – There have been clear improvements under the manager and today was no exception. 70% possession at the Bridge is incredible but the sad truth is that it means little if you don’t create chances. United looked short in creativity and we’re unable to break the opposition down. The substitutions left you wondering however. The Blackett substitution is arguable the worst sub I’ve ever seen made. Overall though, we were never going to win without Carrick and so there’s no point being too down.

Referee – N/A

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  1. Rooney actually had a good game, I’m not sure what it was that you were expecting off of him from midfield but you’ll find he had very good passing, striking and chances created numbers among both sets of midfielders.

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