April 16, 2012

RATINGS: How Manchester United rated against Villa

Manchester United scored a comfortable 4-0 win over Aston Villa, but which Red was the most influential to earn Man of the Match honors?

David de Gea - 6
Had a typical goalkeeping performance for United - just had to be awake and ready twice to earn the shutout - de Gea's 11th in the Premier League.

Rafael - 8
Simply outstanding, bombarding up and down the right flank helping with the attack, but also keeping tabs on the Villa attack.

Jonny Evans - 9 (Man of the Match)
Was given some given a boost of confidence by his manager before the game, by being called "arguably the best defender in the country", but he was also was one of the best attacking threats for United, too!

Rio Ferdinand - 8
Over the last five months, Ferdinand has been one of the most unheralded players for United, as he simply - or nonchalantly - does his job better than most can trying.

Patrice Evra - 7
Always a threat going forward down the left, Evra has been greatly improved over the last month with his defending.

Antonio Valencia - 7
Was a constant threat down the right-hand side against Eric Lichaj with his strength and pace, but Valencia, after cutting in on his weaker side, could've done better with his close range passing in the first-half.

Michael Carrick - 8
This was certainly one of the best performances he put in all season long - and that's say something - as Carrick strode forward confidence and vigor all game long.

Paul Scholes - 8
Showed exactly what United were missing, as he was pulling the preverbal strings on everything United did - and Scholes was within a whisker of scoring one of the goal of the season.

Ashley Young - 7
One of his better performances in the Red shirt but, unfortunately, Young's performance will be forever-remembered for his so-called dive to fairly win a penalty to get United started.

Danny Welbeck - 7
All around it was very good performance from him, and on any other day, Welbeck would've scored a hat-trick instead of notching the all-important second one.

Wayne Rooney - 6
It's not too often that a player scores two goals and isn't even in the conversation for Man of the Match, but Rooney was an attack-killer during the second half with carelessness and misplaced passes.

Nani - 7
Was very lively during his half-hour cameo, and Nani's dangerous movement and runs into the box saw him grab a goal at the death.

Dimitar Berbatov - 6
Finally given a run out by Ferguson and, despite being rusty, Berbatov did well and nearly scored from the center of the area.

Thomas Cleverley - 6
Came on for Scholes and made a couple of neat passes, but Cleverley should've done better when he was presented his chance at the top of the area.

Overall - 8
Would have loved to see Manchester United score more goals than they did, but a win is a win and they are now one step closer to the Premier League title - if they can hold their nerve.

Ratings: 1. Horrendous; 2. An awful day; 3. A depressing time; 4. A forgettable performance; 5. Could have done better; 6. An average performance; 7. A good performance; 8. A dynamic display; 9. An excellent all-around game; 10. A performance for the ages


Anonymous said...

young a diver forget you have to be clever 4 u to win a game

vosti said...

young not a diver forget

kurt said...

Great to see you are back!!!how u been mate?? thought the blog went off......Keep the good work

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