Date: 10th April 2013 at 4:25am
Written by:

De Gea – Left hapless with the two goals, one being a deflected strike and the other being from point blank. He did distribute the ball well both with his feet and his hands. Little else to do though. 6

Rafael – Easily the worst player of the first half with him taking various poor touches and making some shocking decisions when in the opposition half. Just whip the ball in for goodness sake! 4

Rio – One of the few players to leave the game with some pride. Won a few good headers and cleared a few crosses as well. Nearly always in the right possession when need be. A real captain’s performance. 8

Jones – A surprise start at the back but came away with some much deserved praise. Strong in the tackle, relatively comfortable on the ball and great in the air, his performance was that which we can look at as the real positive from an otherwise dire night. 8 ( MOTM )

Evra – Seemed to do well enough when taking on players but didn’t stretch the game as he usual does, nor did he whip in any decent crosses with them either hitting the first man or being blocked. 5

Young – A really bad performance capped off with yet another injury for the Englishman. Questions are really beginning to be asked of the man after a series of weak displays. 3

Giggs – Mad that he started initially but the fact that he last 90 minutes playing the way he did was astonishing. He had a good pass here and there but that was surrounded by a lot of poor football such as him losing the ball for the City goal. 4

Carrick – He’s become so good now that I’m actually starting to feel sorry for him because I’m left to wonder just how great he would be had he actually played consistently this season with a midfield partner that is up to scratch. Won the ball back time and time again, kept possession in amazing circumstances and spread play well enough. 8

Welbeck – Broke free early on and could have easily set up Wazza for a one-on-one but went for the greedy option which pretty much set his day. Had a good touch here and there but overall he was relatively ineffective and was subsequently taken off. 5

Rooney – How anyone can be satisfied with his level of performances this season is beyond me. He brings nothing to the table at the moment. No creativity, very little goals, hardly any energy and couldn’t control a bag of cement . Take into account that he’s the third highest paid footballer in the world, behind only Eto’o and Ibrahimovic, you’re then left counting the days for when he will eventually f*** off so we can all party and celebrate as we’ll be able to use that £25 million on a player that might look like they actually give a toss. Also, if you think he’s world class, write all the reasons you think he is in the comment section below so I can have a good laugh. Thanks in advance. 4

Van Persie – Another player who has lost their way but to a much, much less extent. Difference is that with Robin, when he does have a bad game, he can still create a moment of pure magic like is sensational cross for Jones. Now that’s world class. 6


Valencia – They bring Kun Aguero on, we bring on the most disappointing player of this league campaign. 5

Hernandez – We had hardly any possession, created nothing and looked dead tired in the central midfield area, so yep, we brought on another striker (if you still consider that other potato a striker). Exactly what you need when you’re trying to get hold of the ball. N/A

Kagawa – N/A

Follow Nashat on twitter @nashat_hassan


6 responses to “Player Ratings: United vs Manchester City”

  1. Edward says:

    Whose responsible for writing this rubbish? Rooney brings very little to the table? What the fuck has rvp done since scoring against everton? Missed a seater that would av sealed the tie at madrid. In fact just f*** off you plastic c***. Oh and learn to type english well because ‘another player who has lost THIER way’ is just poor grammer

    • Jay says:

      it’s ‘grammar’ and I’m pretty sure ‘their’ is the correct word as it’s possessive.

  2. Andy c says:

    Very accurate scores and comments especially about that fat waste of space excuse for a footballer Rooney. To the idiots that think he is world class as you say explain why? He’s leaving in the summer that is obvious SAF isn’t going to admit it but it will happen. He was a great player he is no more he doesn’t care about United that much is clear in his attitude on the pitch. No fire in his belly any more just too many chips! Sell him buy Lewandowski, Ronny to return home where he is adored and one Centre mid to come in to support Carrick. If we do that we will win the league and have a chance to win the Champs League again. Fergie knows this lets hope those Yank ginger t@@@s who bought us support him.

  3. StillwaitingforsomeonebetterthanBest says:

    Get the impression you weren’t impressed Nashat.
    Bottom line we have a very big squad of good premiership players and a manager who builds unrivalled team spirit and motivation.
    What we lack by 1999 or 2008 standards is continuity in central defence, athleticism creativity and goal scoring from midfield. We have only one world class striker and currently no effective wide players.
    Worst of all Fergie made a very poor decision not to replace Qeiroz and all his longstanding tactical aberrations have once more come to the fore meaning that we underperform against any manager who knows what he’s doing.
    We should just limp to the title providing we beat Stoke but we are a million miles and a top quality number 2 away from punching our weight at the highest level.

  4. Blue Tony says:

    On the whole, I was satisfied with our performance . I would like to see a bit more age and experience in midfield. Maybe Steve McGrath alongside Giggsy. Full compliments to our leader S A F – who couldn’t have been impressed with his honest assessment of the game.

  5. Jon Wilmot says:

    There’s an odd situation with Rooney at the moment. The fans who back him to the hilt must, ironically, rate him far lower than those who criticise him. If you think is Rooney is playing at or near to his best and playing at a level you are happy with, then you must have fairly low expectations of him. Many of us expect more, much more, because he has quality – but he needs to get fit and show it.