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


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.

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