Player Ratings: Stoke 2-1 United

David de Gea – Distribution was average. Couldn’t do anything about either goal. 6/10

Phil Jones – Did ok until his injury. However shown once again that centre-backs can’t play right-back as they have no natural width. 5/10

Jonny Evans – Not enough time to mark.

Chris Smalling – Started off very poorly, but got better as the game went on. Dealt with crosses well. 6/10

Patrice Evra – Struggled positionally when defending. Looked great going forward. Pretty much sums up his season. 5/10

Michael Carrick – Could’ve done better for the first goal. Did ok at centre-back when he was moved back there to be fair. 5/10

Tom Cleverley – Poor yet again. Couldn’t pick a pass, couldn’t find himself in space, couldn’t do anything productive. 3/10

Ashley Young – Went back to his below-average best today. Couldn’t do anything right. 2/10

Wayne Rooney – An odd performance from Wayne. He went from spectacular to shoddy, back to spectacular again. Looked decent in midfield. 5/10

Juan Mata – Our best player by quite some distance. He grabbed an assist for Robin’s goal, and created quite a few chances. 7/10

Robin van Persie – Took his goal well. Held up the ball well. Didn’t last 90 minutes due to only recently coming back from injury. 6/10

Subs:

Rafael – Did well after coming on. Bombed forward and whipped a few decent crosses in. 6/10

Danny Welbeck – Could’ve contributed more, but Moyes sticking him out wide didn’t help. 5/10

Javier Hernandez – Not enough time to mark.

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