Player Ratings: United v West Ham: Blind & De Gea Save United’s Blushes

De Gea – Another game, another remainder of just how far down the league table we would be if we didn’t have David in goal. Save after magnificent save. [MOTM] 8

Valencia – Always an option but never able to beat his man or put in a cross that actually created anything meaningful. 5

Jones – Caught in limbo trying to defend their goal. Allowed their CB to bring down a ball, do kick-ups in the box and volley it in. Losing all faith in him ever succeeding at Old Trafford. 6

Rojo – A decent outing overall but still continued to show signs of poor judgement. Booked eventually after making one foul too many. 5

Shaw – Promising performance saw him defend well and actually contribute to our attack with very good runs. Disappointing end to the game as he was sent off for a second yellow. 6

Blind – A disappointing match looking back at his performance, but it was his strike in the dying seconds that saved United a point. Great finish. 7

Rooney – It’s finally time for some to admit that he is not, nor will he ever be a midfielder. Completely wasted in the team and it’s not even his fault. 90 minutes bypassed once again. 5

Di Maria – Started well enough as he ran at the opposition for fun but soon reverted back to anonymity. Particular highlight was his abysmal crossing from corners. 5

Januzaj – Trying to maintain some appreciation over his age, but again, another performance where he did nothing to show he should be in the squad. 5

Falcao – Received little assistance from midfield but still had a chance to break through and yet he hit it well wide. Did well to set up Robin late on. More question marks. 5

van Persie – Did well to get his shots on goal but he should have scored at least once – so his finish saved from 12 yards, which he would have scored with ease two seasons ago. 5


Fellaini – Made his presence felt as United reverted to thumbing the ball up. 7

Smalling – N/A


Louis van Gaal – A lucky man bailed out yet again.It was a poor performance with very little positives to take away and that manager will have to reassess things. However, credit where it’s due, at least United have their mojo back when it comes to fighting to the death, which was absent under Moyes. The really disappointing aspect is that we’ve resorted to going behind so often. Still, we took a point away from Upton Park where many big sides have dropped points so let’s maintain some perspective. 5

Referee: Disappointing performance as he constantly allowed the West Ham players to get away with fouls and yet he was more than happy to send Shaw off for only two offences. 4

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