Player Ratings: United 1-2 West Brom

David de Gea – Made some good saves, but couldn’t do anything about either goal. 6/10

Phil Jones – Doesn’t look comfortable as a right-back. Didn’t get out to his man quick enough and didn’t offer enough width going forward. 5/10

Jonny Evans – One of our better performers. Did ok defensively, especially in the first half. Could’ve moved the ball forward far quicker though. 6/10

Rio Ferdinand – Rio had a shocker. He looked slow and didn’t get out to young Berahino anywhere near quick enough. 4/10

Alex Buttner – Looked great on Wednesday night which warranted his inclusion yesterday. He did alright and put in some good tackles. Struggled going forward though, which is usually his strength. 5/10

Michael Carrick – Struggled to pick a pass which was unusual for him. He didn’t get much help from his front men though, the movement all-round was poor. 5/10

Anderson – Anderson’s first league start of the season ends in defeat. He started well but faded badly. I don’t think he found a red shirt once in the second half… 4/10

Nani – For me Nani is our best winger. He isn’t afraid to try and beat his man and get his shot off which is something a lot of our players are lacking at the moment. He did ok in the first half but struggled in the second, possibly due to match fitness. 5/10

Wayne Rooney – Once again our best player by a country mile and the only one who seemed to want it. He often found himself out of position due to the poorness of play from everyone else. Man of the Match. He fully deserved his goal. 6/10

Shinji Kagawa – Once again stuck out on the left. He looked bright early on and linked up play well. Unsure as to why he got brought off at half-time unless he picked up an injury. 6/10

Javier Hernandez – Struggled to get into the game due to the lack of service. His movement was superb as always, though. 5/10

Subs:

Adnan Januzaj – Januzaj grew into the game the longer it went on. He looked the most threatening, and often beat his man out wide before putting in a good cross. 6/10

Robin van Persie – Struggled to get on the ball due to the lack of service which wasn’t entirely his fault. 5/10

Marouane Fellaini – Another not so convincing performance from Fellaini. Won his fair share of headers but that was about it. 5/10


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