Date: 20th August 2012 at 10:25pm
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De Gea – How this boy isn’t rated by some fans still shocks me. What a class act. Pulled off ‘match-winning’ saves, one after the other. 9

Valencia – How many times have I said he’s too one dimensional? Collects the ball, runs to the corner and has his cross hit off the first man. Amateur. 3

Carrick – Poor boy just didn’t know how to cope with Fellaini today and we can’t blame him for it. His creativity was severely missed in midfield. 4

Vidic – Controlled the line well enough to make sure we only lost by the one goal. The sooner our defence gets fit again, the better. 5

Evra – Does he turn into superman during training sessions or something? How does he convince Sir Alex to play him when he performs like that. Can’t cross, can’t beat a man, and most worryingly, he can’t defend. 2

Nani- For someone asking for a new contract and a salary increase, he’s certainly helped Sir Alex knock a few quid off that deal. To help prove a point, he can start off learning how to take a corner. 2

Scholes – Our best player is nearly 40 year old. Make of that what you wish. 7

Cleverley – Good. Great, in fact, if you compare it to how everyone around him played. 6

Kagawa – Exciting, fast, agile. He seemed to play at a speed where none of the others could keep up. Looking forward to seeing more of him. 7

Welbeck – Big fan of his passing and link up play but none of that happened for him today. Looked slow and off-form. 4

Rooney – These Player Ratings aside, I’m actually a pretty mellow person when it comes to football. I don’t often get angry during a match, but the way Wayne played today, I was sat there screaming at the Tv crying for him to be subbed off.
If Wayne Rooney was a horse, he’d have been put down by now. 2

Subs:

Van Persie – First glimpse of the kid was promising. Played a wonderful reverse pass which should have seen him set up our other new boy, Kagawa, for the equaliser. 6

Young – Played various crosses to nobody in particular. 4

Anderson – Meh.

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