Player Ratings: Crystal Palace 0-2 United

David de Gea – Another excellent performance from our #1. He made some excellent saves to keep a clean sheet. 6/10

Chris Smalling – Did well at right-back considering he has no natural width. He won his fair share of tackles. 6/10

Rio Ferdinand – I’ve been the first to criticise Rio this season but he was super tonight. He kept his composure and distributed the ball excellently. 7/10

Nemanja Vidic – The Serb may be leaving at the end of the season but he still put in a shift. He beat a powerful Palace attack in the air time and time again. Top display. 7/10

Patrice Evra – Won the penalty and grabbed an assist for the second United goal. Bombed forward all game long and looked a real menace. Man of the Match. 8/10

Marouane Fellaini – Much improved performance. He kept it simple but it was effective. Should’ve scored though. 6/10

Michael Carrick – Kept calm, picked his passes and played his normal game. Workmanlike. 6/10

Adnan Januzaj – Saw a lot of the ball but his final ball disappointed on occasion. He played an excellent pass to Patrice Evra that led to the penalty. 6/10

Wayne Rooney – Class. He played his heart out for the team once again and showed exactly why we signed him up for another five years. Wonderful goal. 7/10

Juan Mata – Controlled the game with incisive little passes. He was at the heart of some nice attacking moves and he kept the ball moving. 7/10

Robin van Persie – Took his penalty well and probably should’ve added another. Also rattled the bar before being substituted. 6/10


Ryan Giggs – Not enough time to mark.

Antonio Valencia – Not enough time to mark.

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