Player Ratings: United 4-1 Aston Villa

Manchester United received a massive confidence boost today with a vital 4-1 victory against Aston Villa at Old Trafford, despite the potential distraction of the ‘Moyes Out’ banner circling overhead.

David de Gea: Got a hand to the villa goal but couldn’t keep it out. Had nothing else to do throughout the game. 6/10

Rafael: Replaced at HT but had had a quiet game until then. Gave away the free kick that Villa scored from. 6/10

Nemanja Vidic: Fairly solid but couldn’t find a man with his passing early on. 6/10

Phil Jones: Started at CB and moved to the right to replace Rafael. Decent game. 6/10

Alexander Büttner: Another game before his big challenge on Tuesday. Got forward when required. Not a great deal of defending to do. 6/10

Marouane Fellaini: Started slow, couldn’t win a header to save his life, but improved drastically as the game progressed and overall, did well. 7/10

Darren Fletcher: Composed in the middle beside Fellaini once more. Played the full 90 minutes so I doubt we will see him against Munich. 7/10

Ashley Young: The weak link. Don’t look up when crossing and created little. 5/10

Shinji Kagawa: Played out left and had a good game. Lovely ball in for Rooney’s first goal. Maybe a contender for a game on Tuesday? 7/10

Juan Mata: Scored his first goal for the club and had a good game behind Rooney. Moved the ball round well. 8/10

Wayne Rooney: Scored a composed header whilst unmarked in the box and blasted home a penalty. Good all round game. 8/10

Substitutes
Michael Carrick: Came on at CB and was composed. Little to do. 6/10

Adnan Januzaj: Positive performance and bagged himself an assist at the death after skipping past his man. 7/10

Javier Hernandez: Tucked away his goal in typical fashion following a super ball from Januzaj. Decent little cameo. 7/10

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