Manchester United got back to scoring goals last night in the 4-2 demolition job victory over Bayer Leverkusen. For perfectionists, it probably should’ve been 6-2, and the two goals Leverkusen scored both could’ve been prevented if United’s defence hadn’t switched off. David Moyes will be absolutely delighted with his side, as there was some excellent football played.
Wayne Rooney was the pick of the bunch, he worked hard and played extremely well. Old Trafford new-boy Marouane Fellaini’s performance was also very pleasing, he adds that bit of steel to our midfield and it has certainly helped us already.
David de Gea – He was a spectator for the most part. Couldn’t do anything about either goal but made some comfortable saves. He also grabbed an assist. 6/10
Chris Smalling – Smalling did very well. I was impressed with him last night, especially defensively. He gave his marker absolutely nothing. 7/10
Rio Ferdinand – One of the weaker performers. Should’ve closed down quicker for one of Bayer’s goals and had a few shaky moments. 5/10
Nemanja Vidic – Our captain did well for the most part. He perhaps could’ve done better for Leverkusen’s scrappy second goal. 6/10
Patrice Evra – With no real width down the left side, Evra was left to bomb forward. He did alright, but was often found out of position defensively. 6/10
Marouane Fellaini – What an excellent Champions League debut. He did exactly what was asked of him and broke up the play on numerous occasions, he also had a pass completion rate of almost 90%. Excellent. 7/10
Michael Carrick – He was allowed to venture further forward because of Fellaini and did well. Picked his passes and forming an excellent partnership with the Belgian.
Antonio Valencia – Valencia is back! He bombed up and down the right all night and put in some excellent crosses. Capped an excellent performance with a goal and an assist. 7/10
Shinji Kagawa – Started brightly but faded badly. Many fans were calling for him to start but sadly he didn’t deliver. 5/10
Wayne Rooney – Wayne Rooney scored his 199th and 200th United goals last night. He scored two great goals and he played his heart out. Man of the Match. 9/10
Robin van Persie – Robin van Persie scored his sixth goal of the season in all competitions, and what a goal it was! He held the ball up well and linked up superbly with Rooney. 8/10
Ashley Young – Contributed some excellent work towards United’s fourth goal. He’ll probably start the derby now. 6/10
Tom Cleverley – Not enough time to mark
Chicharito – Not enough time to mark