Player Ratings: Manchester United 4-0 Reading FC – Rooney equals scoring record

Sergio Romero – Literally had nothing to do throughout. Marshalled his back four well though. 6/10

Ashley Young – Had a fairly quiet one. Defensively he looked pretty solid. 5/10

Chris Smalling – The Englishman played well. He even bombed forward on occasion to give United another option. 6/10

Marcos Rojo – Unfortunately he had to be taken off due to an injury after 20 minutes. 5/10

Daley Blind – Played as the left-back and had an average game. Caught out of position a few times. 5/10

Michael Carrick – In typical Carrick fashion, he just bossed the middle of the park. That ball into Rashford for United’s third was absolutely sublime. 7/10

Marouane Fellaini – Won so many 50/50s it was brilliant. Even got United moving in the right direction again. 6/10

Wayne Rooney – Scored (albeit with his knee) to equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record. His all-round game was pretty decent too. 7/10

Anthony Martial – Comfortably the best player on the field, as he skipped past his man on numerous occasions in the first half. He even got himself a richly deserved goal. 8/10

Juan Mata – As you’d expect he was involved in some nice pieces of interplay, but it wasn’t his busiest afternoon. 5/10

Marcus Rashford – Not his best afternoon – particularly in the first half when he could’ve scored a couple. However, finally got his name on the scoresheet, and was then gifted a second as the game wore on. 6/10

Subs:

Phil Jones – Came on in place of the injured Rojo and did very well.

Tim Fosu-Mensah – Nice to see him get minutes on the pitch, I would’ve liked him to start, though.

Bastian Schweinsteiger – Got a great reception and rightfully so. Shown some nice touches and play.

Follow Old Trafford Faithful on Twitter for more Manchester United news.

  • Man Utd Blogs
     photo featured-on-manchesterunitedpng_zpse4a96553.jpeg
    Man United Latest
  • About

    Old Trafford Faithful is a Manchester United blog that aims to bring you all the latest club news as quick as possible, whilst bringing fantastic opinion pieces to the table. We created the site back in 2012, and it has already gone a long way in such a short space of time. Read more about Old Trafford Faithful here.