Player Ratings: Olympiacos 2-0 United

Uniteds season slumped from bad to worse in a game that United offered little going forward, tamely succumbing to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Greek Champions, Olympiacos. The home side outplayed us from the off, and they more than deserved their win.

United started slowly and didn’t really get going for the duration of the game and the only real opportunity to grab a goal, fell to Robin van Persie late on, who blazed over when he really should have hit the target.

United set up in a 4-4-2 formation and were far too easily dispossessed by the far more energetic Olympiacos players. Surprisingly, youngster Adnan Januzaj didn’t even make the bench as United slumped to a pathetic defeat.

Player Ratings

David de Gea: Could do little about the goals, sorely let down by those ahead of him. 5/10

Chris Smalling: Couldn’t stay on his feet for the duration, kept slipping and sliding around, as well as giving the ball away. 3/10

Rio Ferdinand: Awful! Truly awful. Slow, clumsy and woeful in possession throughout. Gave the ball away constantly and caused more problems than he solved. 1/10

Nemanja Vidic: Not much better, but did put his foot in and mopped up after Rio. 4/10

Patrice Evra: Got forward throughout the game, but did nothing with it when he got there. Booked after 2 minutes for handball. 4/10

Antonio Valencia: Sloppy in possession and created nothing. Replaced by Welbeck. 4/10

Tom Cleverley: Didn’t break up play, did little with the ball. Replaced by Kagawa 3/10

Michael Carrick: Uncharacteristically poor in possession and got United into trouble on a few occasions. 4/10

Ashley Young: Provably the brightest spark, but that speaks more about the poor quality of the rest. Got forward, but only played in 1 decent cross. 5/10

Wayne Rooney: Another to give the ball away on too many occasions. Had to drop so deep to even get involved. Created little. 4/10

Robin van Persie: Had very little of the ball and his one clear cut chance was blazed over the bar. 3/10

Substitutes

Danny Welbeck: Injected a bit of pace down the left and worked hard. 5/10

Shinji Kagawa: Tried to influence the game but was closed down quickly. 4/10


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