Player Ratings: Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

David de Gea 9 Kept United in it by saving superbly from Sturridge, Coutinho and Lallana in the first half

Guillermo Varela 6 Allowed Liverpool to get in behind too often

Chris Smalling 6 Lost his battle with Sturridge

Daley Blind 6 Looks tired having played a lot of football recently

Marcos Rojo 5 Wayward shot just before the interval summed up his evening

Morgan Schneiderlin 6 Failed to take control of the midfield

Marouane Fellaini 5 Was put into the side to provide a physical presence but Liverpool outmuscled him. Slowed down United’s play

Memphis Depay 5 Gave away the penalty with a silly challenge and didn’t offer much going forward

Juan Mata 5 Lost the ball too often. Didn’t grab the game

Marcus Rashford 6 Showed good pace on occasion but didn’t push forward often enough. Taken off at half-time

Anthony Martial 6 Too isolated up top, particularly in the first half


Michael Carrick 4 Awful clearance led to Liverpool’s second

Ander Herrera 6 Not enough time to make an impact. Should have been brought on earlier

Bastian Schweinsteiger 6 Set up Fellaini for a decent half-chance late on

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