Date: 2nd September 2013 at 3:13am
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De Gea – It could have been a lot worse today if the young Spaniard wasn’t on full-alert. 8

Jones – Probably the worst I’ve seen him play in a Red shirt. Couldn’t pick up a United player with a pass to save his life. Woeful. 3

Ferdinand – Guilty for the first goal. A player of his experience shouldn’t be beaten that easily by his marker. Decent overall. 6

Vidic – A good performance over the 90 minutes but nearly cost us a second with a clumsy back-pass. Spared blushes by De Gea. 6

Evra – Offered much width going forward but disappeared completely as the game played out. 7

Giggs – I hate to say this but Ryan finally looked his age today as he failed to keep up with play. Shouldn’t have started as he’d have offered plenty late on. 3

Cleverley – Brought energy to midfield but lacked any creativity with the ball. Offered no penetration with the ball. 5

Carrick – Usually reliable, he lost the ball over and over again. Failed to get going, not just today, but so far this season. 5

Young – There have been farts which have offered more of a threat to opposition defenders than Ashley Young did today. Quite simply pathetic. The only reason he didn’t get a 1 is because he did us all a favour and came off. 2

Welbeck – Fast footwork and snappy passing, he was the most likely to get us a goal today. 7

Van Persie – Wasn’t to be his day. Never really looked like scoring but his frustration at the lack of supply was very evident. 5

Subs:

Valencia – Anything was going to be an improvement on Jones today. Added some balance to our attacks. 6

Nani – If he’d have walked on to the pitch and had a heart-attack, he’d still have scored a better rating than Ashley Young. 5

Hernandez – N/A