Manchester United Player Ratings Against Shakhtar

Manchester United Player Ratings Against ShakhtarDespite the return of star striker Van Persie, Manchester United were dealt with a blow in the absence of England international Wayne Rooney.

David Moyes men lost their perfect record in the Champions League as Shakhtar fought out a 1-1 draw in their own back yard.

Here is how Manchester United players performed last night and their ratings.

De Gea – 7

A decent outing for the Spaniard but couldn’t have done much to stop the goal.

Evra – 5

Arguably one of the worst players on the pitch, conceded fouls and lost possession many a times.

Vidic – 8

The captain was in fantastic form against the Ukranian side. Rock solid at the back and provided much needed leadership.

Rafael – 6

The Brazilian faced some trouble defending the wing but overall did okay.

Smalling – 6

Partnered Vidic well in the center but surely needed his support and looked uncomfortable after the goal.

Carrick – 6

Distributed the ball well as usual but provided little or no input in the attack for the Red Devils.

Cleverly – 7

Returned to the starting 11 and looked as if he wanted to prove a point to the new manager. Impressive display by the youngster. Made crucial interceptions and helped in United’s offense.

Valencia – 6

Always tracked back and helped in defense but did not add much to his side’s attack when going forward.

Fellaini – 7

Perhaps his best game in the United shirt thus far. The new signing helped in breaking opponents play as well as provided firepower upfront.

Van Persie – 6

Quiet evening for the Netherlands star, not as sharp and prolific as the fans would have wanted but he has just returned to starting XI from injuries.

Welbeck – 7.5

Assisted poor Patrice Evra on the left side and Robin van Persie in the attack. Took his goal well.

Giggs – 6

Broke Raul’s all time Champions league appearances record after coming on for Fellaini. Did little to unsettle Shakhtar’s defense.

Jones – N/A

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    Dert 5 years

    Fellaini was a disaster!

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    ak 5 years

    David moyes don’t only focus on januzaj keep an eye also on loan player jesse lingard he is another talent after januzaj which is shine at birminghan am scared now if another big team take him away from united because he is improving match by match and show his talent that he deserve to be in first team. Please united staff keep an eyes on him. Secure him otherwise we will lost a another talent after paul progba. As united fan i admire him since progba days in united and will to see him playing for united first team.