Player Ratings: Southampton 1-2 Manchester United

David de Gea – Made some good saves in the second half. Couldn’t do a thing about the Southampton goal. 7/10

Antonio Valencia – Not a natural right-back but did ok defensively. He was pinned down for most of the game so struggled to get forward.

Chris Smalling – Forced off with an injury midway through the first half. Its a shame, United missed him. 6/10

Paddy McNair – Had a nightmare of a first half which resulted in him being subbed off after 40 minutes. Hopefully it won’t ruin his confidence. 3/10

Marcos Rojo – Looked poor. Gave possession away far too cheap and got caught on the ball too many times. 4/10


Ashley Young – One of our better performers. Kept Clyne and Long under wraps defensively and put in a few decent crosses. 7/10

Michael Carrick – Did some good work defensively, but had no time on the ball to make an impact going forward. 5/10

Marouane Fellaini – Probably his worst game of the season. Couldn’t find a United player, kept giving the ball away and was bossed by Victor Wanyama. 2/10

Juan Mata – Didn’t get into the game at all. Struggles when United set up with five at the back as he has no pace when on the counter. 4/10

Robin van Persie – Superb throughout. The Dutchman took his two goals brilliantly, but his hold-up play and passing was sublime. Man of the Match. 8/10

Wayne Rooney – Poor all-round. He couldn’t find a United player, kept giving it away and constantly moaned at the ref. Still managed to grab an assist though. 4/10

Subs:

Jonny Evans – Looked understandably rusty at first, but grew into the game as it went on. 6/10

Ander Herrera – Should’ve started. Came on and did alright. Was at the heart of some good passing combinations and kept the game moving in the right direction. 6/10

Darren Fletcher – Not enough time to mark.

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