Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool

by Sid Choudhary

David de Gea 7 Made two brilliant saves and showed United fans what they have been missing

Matteo Darmian 7 Resolute at the back and was rarely troubled by Liverpool’s wingers

Chris Smalling 8 Coped well with the aerial threat of Benteke, barring the Belgian’s wonder strike

Daley Blind 9 Opened the scoring and made a crucial goal-line clearance, a brilliant days work

Luke Shaw 7 Another brilliant performance, a constant threat down United’s left hand side

Michael Carrick 8 Provided the much needed forward impetus and brought the whole side up the field

Bastian Schweinsteiger 7 Dictated the tempo of the whole match with a commanding display

Juan Mata 7 Couldn’t make much of an impact on the right wing but provided the assist for Blind’s goal

Ander Herrera 7 Dispatched his penalty with ease and helped put pressure on the Liverpool midfield

Memphis Depay 5 Struggled to beat a man and his final ball was disappointing

Marouane Fellaini 6 Didn’t get the service required to really make a mark

Substitutes

Ashley Young 7 Immediately helped provide some spark after coming on at half-time

Anthony Martial 9 A dream goal on debut at the Stretford End. Stunning solo effort

Morgan Schneiderlin 6 Could not get into the rhythm of the game for the short while he was on

 

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