Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa: Ander Herrera the star man

by Richard Laverty

David de Gea 5 He had little to do but will be disappointed with Benteke’s goal, a rare mistake.

Antonio Valencia 6 Did reasonably well on the right hand side, found plenty of space and caused Villa problems. Crossing was off sometimes.

Phil Jones 6 Solid as his defence partner changed again, made a few good challenges, looked confident.

Marcos Rojo 6 A very welcome return for one of United’s most stellar signings. Almost scored a stunning goal, defended well.

Brilliant again down the left, lovely play for the opener and once again looked more at home than Shaw.

Michael Carrick 6 Left space in behind for Villa but was once again assured on the ball throughout the game.

Ander Herrera 9 Sensational. Lovely first goal and his second wasn’t bad either. He’s becoming the first name of the team sheet.

Marouane Fellaini 5 Not his greatest gae of late, caused issues as ever but wasn’t one of his most influential matches.

Juan Mata 7 Linked up beautifully with Herrera and Valencia, couldn’t match Liverpool performance but who’s complaining?

Ashley Young 8 Probably United’s best player. Consistently the most threatening player and continued his good form.

Wayne Rooney 6 Wasn’t Rooney’s finest games but he scored a superb goal and played a big hand in the third. Had worse days.


Angel Di Maria 6 Looked good on his first return to Old Trafford since his red card. Set Rooney up and looked lively.

Radamel Falcao 5 Didn’t have much chance to impress, lashed a wild volley wide but fans once again very happy to see him.

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