Player Ratings: United 0-3 Liverpool

Probably the biggest game in English football, United v Liverpool, and United failed to turn up, getting comprehensively beaten by our bitter rivals, 3-0, in a game where United gave away 3 penalties and had Nemanja Vidic sent off.

 

David de Gea: Prevented the score from being even more embarrasing than it already was. Could do little about the goals. Seemed to have a word with Gerrard before he thumped his 3rd pen against the post, before smartly saving a late Suarez strike. 6/10

Rafael: Gave away the first penalty with a handball, but was probably our brightest spark and greatest attacking threat from right back. Got forward all game long. 6/10

Phil Jones: Gave away the second penalty less than 30 seconds into the second half when he clumsily bundled over Joe Allen but otherwise had made a few decent challenges. 5/10

Nemanja Vidic: Once again, sent off against Liverpool. However it was harsh one, picking up a second yellow card even though there was no contact with Sturridge. Had had a decent game until then. 6/10

Patrice Evra: Did very little today. 5/10

Adnan Januzaj: Started slowly out on the left but had more fortune on the right against Flanagan, but still couldn’t quite create anything of real note. Replaced by Danny Welbeck. 5/10

Michael Carrick: Poor in the middle today and overrun by Liverpool’s midfield. Out of position and poor in possession at times. 3/10

Marrouane Fellaini: Following a good performance against West Brom, this was more like the Fellaini we have got used to…poor. Overrun and outplayed, before being replaced by the villain of the moment, Tom Cleverley. 4/10

Juan Mata: Started wide right, finished wide left before being replaced. Failed to influence the game and we lacked his usual creativity. Replaced by Rio Feedinand. 4/10

Wayne Rooney: Had the only shot on target for United. Did have a few other shots but they were blocked by Liverpools resolute defence. Lost the ball on numerous occasions though. 5/10

Robin van Persie: Caught offside quite a few times. 4 shots, 3 blocked and the other off target. Did little else. 4/10

Substitutes
Danny Welbeck: Came on for Januzaj but hardly touched the ball. 4/10

Tom Cleverley: Replaced Fellaini and didn’t really improve things. 4/10

Rio Ferdinand: Replaced Mata but not enough time to mark

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