Player Ratings: United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Following last weeks defeat in the Manchester Derby, United returned to Old Trafford in hunt of victory for the first time in four games. Crystal Palace were the opponents and a United sealed a 1-0 victory in a fairly uninspiring performance. Heres how the boys rated

David de Gea: Good distribution from the Spaniard who had little else to do. 6/10

Antonio Valencia: Not the same player we once saw, but he did ok defensively against the sporadic Crystal Palace attacks. 5/10

Paddy McNair: The youngster defended well and looked comfortable throughout. 6/10

Daley Blind: Started at centre back and did will. Moved into midfield in the latter stages. Defended well and moved the ball out of defence nicely. 7/10

Luke Shaw: Energy and pace going forward as well as being defensively sound at the back. Had a chance to score in the first half following a surging run but his effort was well saved. 7/10.

Michael Carrick: Efficient in the middle and protected the back 4. Has done well since his return from injury. Dropped to centre back late on. 6/10

Adnan Januzaj: Played on the right. Saw a lot of the ball but couldn’t create any clear cut chances. 5/10

Marouanne Fellaini: Did well once again and certainly seems to have finally found his feet at Old Trafford. 6/10

Wayne Rooney: Played deep once again but didn’t impress me much today. Didn’t influence the game as much as you’d want from the Captain. 5/10

Angel di Maria: Some dangerous runs but some poor deliveries from the £60m man. (Especially from Corner Kicks) 6/10

Robin van Persie: Still not the fully firing Dutchman that we have been used to seeing over the last few seasons. Poor service to him though. 5/10

Substitutes
Juan Mata: Replaced Januzaj on the right. Not his favoured position but managed to bag the winner with a fine strike from outside of the box. Hit the post also. 6/10

James Wilson: The young striker came on and added some energy up front but didn’t have any chances of note. 6/10

Darren Fletcher: Replaced McNair for the closing minutes but little time to mark.


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