Player Ratings: United 1-0 Liverpool

Manchester United got back to winning ways today against a full strength Liverpool side in the Capital One Cup, whilst Moyes made eight changes from the side that got beat at the Etihad at the weekend. Javier Hernandez scored the only goal of the game from a Wayne Rooney corner.

David de Gea – Made some good saves and controlled his back four well. His distribution was superb. 7/10

Rafael – Offers natural width from RB which has been lacking. Linked up well with Nani and got in some decent crosses. Great to have him back. 6/10

Jonny Evans – It was a superb performance by Evans, and excellent to see him back playing. He had Luis Suarez under wraps for the most part. 6/10

Chris Smalling – Another dominant performance from Smalling. Did well against the mobile Sturridge and Suarez. Put his head on everything. 7/10

Alex Buttner – Depsite the lack of game time Buttner did well. Bombed forward, but lost positioning defensively on occasion. 6/10

Nani – His flair and pace certainly helped the United cause. He got in some decent crosses, beat his man often, and overall played well. 6/10

Phil Jones – What a warrior. Nobody was getting through Phil Jones tonight. He broke up play extremely well and was a major factor in the United victory. Man of the Match. 8/10

Ryan Giggs – I didn’t think Giggs still had it in him anymore (stupidly!) but he proved us wrong again. His creativity was exactly what we craved and he played well. 7/10

Shinji Kagawa – Did OK, but nothing spectacular. The only moment of brilliance was the turn and shot that rattled Mignolet’s bar. 6/10

Wayne Rooney – He was everywhere again, and was the driving force behind our team. Whenever he got the ball you just expected something to happen. 7/10

Javier Hernandez – A goal upon his return was thoroughly deserved, and the Mexican has definitely been working on his all-round game. His link-up play was brilliant to watch. 8/10


Adnan Januzaj – Didn’t really get a chance to show what he can do. Expect him to get his chance from the start soon. 6/10

Michael Carrick – Added that calmness to the midfield. 6/10

Danny Welbeck – Not enough time to mark.


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  1. why all these 6-10 markes johnny evans man of the match by a country mile 6-10 come on m8 if ur going to write at least get it right

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