Date: 8th March 2012 at 10:42pm
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FT Manchester United 2-3 Athletic Club

Starting XI:

De Gea – On current form he is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world. Produced one world class save after the other. 9

Rafael – Offered little going forward and was caught napping for the their third. 4

Smalling – Struggled to cope with the speed and movement of the Athletic attackers. 5

Evans – Probably the least poor performance from all of the outfield United players. 6

Evra – Provided an extra attacking outlet late on. 5

Park – Nonexistent. I only remembered he was playing after being taken off by Sir Alex. 3

Jones – Failed to track Llorente for the first. Sloppy with his passing and offered nothing going forward. 4

Giggs – Started off well but his legs struggled to keep up with such a fast-paced game. 4

Young – After such a promising display against Spurs on Sunday, it was a shame to see him play so poorly yet again. Expected much more from him. 4

Rooney – A few moments of class were surrounded by a sea of misplaced passes time and time again. 5

Hernandez – Lost the ball within moments after each time he received it. Failed to hold the ball up properly and was unable to link up with his strike partner. 4


Carrick: Instilled some much needed steel in the middle of the pitch. 6

Anderson – Looked rusty but still looked to carry the ball forward when given the chance. 5

Nani – Wasn’t given enough time to have a major influence on the result. N/A


4 responses to “Man Utd v Athletic Bilbao – Player Ratings”

  1. red united says:

    chicha is a waste.jones another overated english player.we always dnt play well with chicha on the pitch.he is a sub not a starting IV

  2. sldf says:

    sums up united performance!

  3. Gorse Hill Red says:

    I think 4 for Chicharito and Jones is bit genourous.

  4. Anagafo Michael says:

    SAF should be held responsible for the team’s failure this season. For those of you who praise Carrick week in week out, I want to tell you without fear of contradiction that Carrick is the worst midfielder in Man U. What useful assist has he provided for the attack for two seasons now? He is the weak link in the midfield. Without creativity he cant even earn a place in the England national team. Shame to United for making a hero when ue is not.