Player Ratings: Manchester United’s US Tour assessed

David de Gea – Didn’t put a foot wrong all tour. Distributed well, made some excellent stops and saved a couple of crucial penalties in the shootout vs Inter Milan. 8/10

Anders Lindegaard – Cemented his backup keeper slot with some solid performances. Didn’t do anything spectacular but didn’t make any silly mistakes either. 7/10

Ben Amos – Made a huge error as Pjanic embarrassed him from 60+ yards. Van Gaal wasn’t happy and that was the only half of football he got. 3/10

Sam Johnstone – Kept a clean sheet in the 45 minutes he played against Roma. Made some decent saves. 5/10

Antonio Valencia – Looks built for the wingback role. Solid, full of pace and energy, doesn’t shirk a tackle either. His final ball let him down far too often though. 5/10

Rafael – Only managed one half of football before injury ruined his tour. Same old story. 5/10

Chris Smalling – Looks suited to playing as part of a back three. Calm, composed and very solid. Still young and learning his trade. 7/10

Michael Keane – Did alright on the whole, but struggled to deal with the pace of Gareth Bale and conceded an unnecessary penalty. Will learn from the experience. 6/10

Phil Jones – Could be a mainstay in Manchester United’s defence this season. He’s a true warrior with excellent defensive abilities. Prone to silly mistakes on occasion though. 7/10

Jonny Evans – Did well enough defensively. He’s United’s most experienced centre-back at the moment, and adapted to the new system nicely. You worry about his ability to pass it out from the back though. 6/10

Luke Shaw – After Van Gaal’s fitness ‘concerns’, Luke Shaw seemingly reached another level. He was extremely good defensively, and his pace is ridiculous at times. Superb prospect who’ll thrive this year. 7/10

Reece James – Scored two superb goals against LA Galaxy, but then suffered an unfortunate injury. Could be one to keep an eye on. 7/10

Tyler Blackett – One of the biggest pluses to come out of the tour. The youngster flourished as part of Van Gaal’s back three and could well have played his way into contention. 8/10

Ashley Young – Nobody expected his scintillating tour performances. The wingback role seems perfect for Young. He bombed up and down the wing throughout the tour, and contributed vital goals and assists. Will probably start vs Swansea. Player of the Tour. 9/10

Darren Fletcher – Looking like he’s finally over his illness. Breaks down the opposition attacks very well, but lacks any real quality going forward. Had a good tour. 7/10

Ander Herrera – It feels odd having a midfielder who can actually run with the ball. Ander Herrera could be a revelation at Old Trafford, and the fans love him already. 8/10

Tom Cleverley – Very hit and miss. He keeps it simple, and makes sure United regain possession of the ball. Must have been honoured to captain United. 5/10

Juan Mata – The clever Spaniard had an excellent tour. Scored a couple of very important goals, and made some excellent passes into the forwards. He’s going to have a big season. 8/10

Shinji Kagawa – Showed exactly what he is capable of on occasion. You do feel that he could rediscover his form under Van Gaal, but will he get the chance? 7/10

Nani – You feel that Nani has already played his last game for United. His head looks elsewhere and he had a very poor tour. 3/10

Will Keane – Disappointed we didn’t see more of him. He played one half of football and looked lively, but didn’t really threaten the opposition goal. 5/10

Jesse Lingard – Similarly to Keane, we didn’t see enough of Lingard. Took his goal vs Liverpool superbly, and hopefully will make his United debut this season. 7/10

Danny Welbeck – Same old story. Works hard, full of energy, tenacious and great at holding up the ball. Still seems to struggle finishing off chances though. 6/10

Wayne Rooney – Captained United vs Liverpool, and had an excellent pre-season. Scored countless goals, made countless assists and worked his socks off. Everything you’d expect of him. 8/10

Javier Hernandez – Could well be off before the season starts. Scored one superb goal against Real Madrid, but probably should’ve had a couple more goals. Lacks very little in terms of buildup play. 5/10

Wilfried Zaha – Looked likely, and seems like he’s working very hard to earn his spot in Louis van Gaal’s squads. Will hopefully get his chance in the cup competitions. 6/10

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