Player Ratings: Tottenham 2-2 United

United twice came from behind to earn a hard fought 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane, after 2 goals from Wayne Rooney moved him up to 5th on the list of all time leading Premier League scorers.

David de Gea: Unsighted for the first goal, could do little about the second, and didn’t have much to do after that. 6/10

Chris Smalling: Linked well with Valencia down the right, but I will can’t wait to have Rafael back. 6/10

Jonny Evans: Did ok, but needed to close down spaces quicker. Needlessly brought down Paulinho for the opening goal. 6/10

Nemanja Vidic: Booked late on for a shirt pull, but otherwise, was penalised unfairly for some of his robust challenges. 7/10

Patrice Evra: Up against Lennon, and then Townsend and Evra was once again pulled apart by the nippy wingers. Didn’t get forward as much as usual. 5/10

Phil Jones: Worked hard and closed down spaces. Booked for a lunging tackle on Defoe, meaning he will be unavailable for Wednesdays game against Everon. 6/10

Tom Cleverley: Not a great performance by Tom, kept the ball moving, but needs to close down spaces a bit quicker as we were overran earlier on by Spurs midfield. 6/10

Antonio Valencia: Ran, and Ran and Ran and…
Terrorised Vertonghen down the left and was a constant threat. 8/10

Shinji Kagawa: Given his chance in the number 10 role, but unable to capitalise. Shifted out to the left during the first half and then replaced. 6/10

Danny Welbeck: Worked well down the left, then moved up front. Won a penalty and if he had more composure, should have layed the ball off to Rooney to make it 3-2. 7/10

Wayne Rooney:
2 goals and a good performance yet again. 5th in the all time list of Premier League scorers. First goal was an instinctive stab past Lloris, where the second was a drilled penalty. 8/10

Substitutes
Javier Hernandez Replaced Welbeck but did little. 5/10

Nani: Replaced Valencia down the right and tried to make an opening. 6/10

Ashley Young: Replaced Kagawa down the left and did nothing. Makes you wonder why Januzaj wasn’t on the bench in his place. 5/10


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