Date: 27th August 2013 at 5:12am
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De Gea – Never looked in any trouble, and always comfortable when called upon. Love his confidence when distributing too. 6

Jones – Bit disappointing again. Rarely troubled at the back but pretty useless with the ball at his feet. Crosses and passes all seemed to hit Blue. 6

Ferdinand – Fantastic performance as he marshalled the team from defence. Always positioned well and calmly intercepted any dangers we faced. 8

Vidic – Another solid performance as Nemanja starts to look more like his true self pre-knee injury. One notably fantastic tackle to prevent an inevitable one-on-one a personal highlight. 8

Evra – Again, good defensively but lacking going forward. Offered no real treat and very rarely helped stretch play. 6

Valencia – Mixed performance for me. Showed glimpses of his old self as he took on their fullback but this happened few and far between. Crosses lacked accuracy too. Still some way to go before we see Antonio of old. 6

Cleverley – Shocked to see him play so deep again but even more shocked by how well he performed. Cautious, but necessarily so in his new role, he kept the ball moving and put a foot in when needed. Delighted for him. 9

Carrick – Said it last week but this new ‘box-to-box’ Carrick doesn’t cut it for me. He’s at his best when he’s deeper and has time to spread the ball across the pitch, but is instead is now seems to be losing the ball in the final third a lot. Still performed well defensively though. 6

Welbeck – Started very well early on with his one-touch play giving the Chelsea defenders a lot to think about. Eventually tired out and was subbed off. 7

Shrek – Made a decent cross-field pass and a defensive tackle. Man of the match stuff, that, if not for his numerous misplaced passes (71% passing completion), shoddy defensive display (1 tackle, 1/6 headers won) and poor crossing (1/4 successful). Bit too harsh? Tough. 6

Van Persie – Poor. Never really looked involved and hardly influenced the game as much as you’d like. Could point to supply from midfield but even then. 5


Young – Did okay as he replaced Valencia. 6

Giggs – He’s now made as many Premier League appearances as Manchester City Football Club (422).


20 responses to “Player Ratings United v Chelsea”

  1. Christiana says:

    I tink Evra did more dan 6,wuld give im 7 or 8……e was involved from d beginnin of d game 2 d last,ad grt goin 4ward nd givin d in box pass…………..d beauty of it is last nyt we showed d world dt Sir Alex left a great team behind nd dat Moyes is gon b one true successor….__Up Utd

  2. Fidelis E. says:

    Man utd still need Central MF, Why are You calling W. Rooney = Shrek ?

  3. Franklin says:

    This rating is the most shitty crap i’ve seen in a while.

  4. nameless says:

    Who are u 2 call Rooney Shrek,u must be outta ya wits….Go work at a grocery store and leave player ratings to competent hands…asshole

  5. Greatman says:

    My different thoughts:
    Jones – He still could not work out with the team well especially when playing attack. His improvement is still less aftering joining Man Utd. 4
    Valencia – His performance was pretty well comparing with most of the games last season. But, he still had problem to cross the balls and gave good passes. 6.5
    Cleverley – He worked so hard. But, he still couldn’t read the game well. Not much spectular passes. Several mistaken passeses created danger to his team. 5
    Wellbeck – Not much action for him although he run so hard too. He was too desperate to make decent passes and touches. Unfortunately, his current skill was not at that level. Too easy to lose balls and miss-passes. Got a great chance from Rooney but failed to shoot because of mis-control. Although he is tall and fast, he doesn’t have striker character. Working hard doesn’t mean playing well. Just hoping he will not end up with 2 goals in this season. 4
    Rooney – He fought so hard. Not sure he wanted to show his capability to Moyes or Mourinho. Look like he ends up go nowhere. He is still playing an important role in Man Utd. As long as we don’t have a perfect replacement, it is not a good decision to sell him away. 7

  6. AV says:

    if you didn’t like rooney’s performance then you are a motherfucker

  7. Gwenhure a says:

    This name shrek sucks. Who the fuck do yu think u are to wazza that. Silly boy.

  8. Wise Up says:

    Why do you write such nonsense? Did you watch match? A***hole

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  10. Wise Up says:

    You talk sh*te