Season Ratings: Manchester United squad

David de Gea – Manchester United’s first choice goalkeeper has gone from strength-to-strength this season. His shot-stopping, distribution and ability to gather the ball has been superb. More than deserved both the Players Player and Fans Player of the Year awards. 9/10

Anders Lindegaard – Only featured three times, including just one league game. It could well be his last season at United, with Ben Amos potentially being promoted to backup. 4/10

Rafael – Injuries have hampered his season massively all year long. However when he has played, he’s disappointed. Petulance, rash decision-making and average attacking play have contributed to a poor season for the 23-year old. 3/10

Phil Jones – Often utilised at right-back as well as centre-back, Phil Jones has had a decent season. Playing 39 times, scoring three goals and certainly maturing as a defender in the process. He needs to cut out needless tackles that can lead to injuring himself though. 6/10

Chris Smalling – Similarly to Phil Jones, Smalling has acquitted himself well when used as a centre-back, but struggled as a right-back due to the lack of natural width. Certainly deserves his place in England’s World Cup squad, and hopefully he’ll be used in his favoured position. 5/10

Nemanja Vidic – As we all know, the Serbian warrior is leaving Old Trafford this summer. He’s given it all every time he has walked out on the pitch, and rather fittingly, he finished his United career covered in blood. Could’ve probably continued for another year. 6/10

Rio Ferdinand – Another centre-back who is leaving this summer. At 35, Ferdinand has won the lot at United. Having featured the least out of all of the United defenders, his time at the club is certainly over. He had a very hit and miss season. 4/10

Jonny Evans – Probably the best centre-back we have at the club at the moment. Injuries have severely hampered his season, and thats something he will have to get past if he wants to remain at the heart of the United back four. 5/10

Patrice Evra – It Looks like Patrice Evra is on his way out. He scored my favourite goal of the season away at Munich, and he deserves credit for everything he has done for United. This season though, he has lacked any real pace, especially going backwards. The time is right for him to leave. 4/10

Alex Buttner – Limited to only a few appearances. Did extremely well against Arjen Robben at Old Trafford, and on the whole has done an excellent backup job in his two years at the club. 6/10

Darren Fletcher – Great to have him back. Although limited – especially going forward, he always puts in shift and doesn’t mind doing the dirty work. Probably our best central midfielder this year. 6/10

Marouane Fellaini – What a disaster. He cost £27.5m and has looked a shadow of the player he was at Everton. He was brought in to protect the back four, but time and time again he’s allowed players to just drift by him. Poor. 1/10

Tom Cleverley – Another average midfielder, although I do feel sorry for Tom. He seems to lack that final killer ball which we need from our midfield, and always looks for the safe option. 2/10

Michael Carrick – Struggled this season. I cannot remember a game where he completely dominated the midfield like he has done in seasons gone by. Whether thats because of a lack of movement in front of him I’m not too sure… 3/10

Ryan Giggs – I’m always wary when I see his name in the line-up, but thats purely down to his age. Honestly, this man is incredible. He bossed the midfield in the 3-0 victory at home to Olympiacos, and has done a superb job in his time as interim manager. 8/10

Juan Mata – This guy has given us something to smile about at least. He has provided six goals and five assists in his short time at the club and he always looks like he is enjoying himself. A superb playmaker, which a huge part to play next season. 9/10

Shinji Kagawa – Has had many chances to wow the United fans, and many still continue to back him solely based on former glories in Germany. Sadly, he has shown his class far too infrequently at United, and struggled to impose himself in games. Average. 4/10

Adnan Januzaj – This boy is special. He burst on the scene with two superbly taken goals away at Sunderland, and he glides past his marker beautifully. Has the potential to be a world-beater. What a talent. 8/10

Antonio Valencia – Some games he looks decent, others he just looks terrible. Since his horrific injury a couple of years ago he has looked bereft of confidence. He has scored a few goals for us, but often disappoints and looks scared to take his man on. 4/10

Nani – Has been out injured for pretty much the whole season. His two games since his return have been woeful though. Time for him to be moved on. 2/10

Ashley Young – Scored a worldie against Cardiff, but thats as good as it has been for him. Being right-footed and playing on the left makes him so predictable and easy to defend against. Poor. 3/10

Danny Welbeck – This lad has it all – except a finish. Pace, power, ability in the air and determination are his plus points. He has scored his fair share of goals this season, but should have so many more with the amount of chances he has had. Hopefully he’ll continue to develop. 6/10

Javier Hernandez – Always looks lively, and chances have been limited, but has failed to deliver far too often when given the chance. Scored a few off the bench though, as you’d expect. 5/10

Wayne Rooney – Seemed to be the only player who wanted to perform for David Moyes. Finished the seasons with 19 goals and 15 assists in all competitions. One of the few who can walk away from this season with his head held high. 8/10

Robin van Persie – Always contributes with a goal, but his all-round play hasn’t been a patch on that of last season. Looked much happier when Moyes got the sack, and has scored two goals in two appearances under Ryan Giggs. Hopefully will be back firing on all cylinders next season. 6/10

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