Manchester United vs West Brom: Live Player Ratings, Analysis for Red Devils

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorSeptember 28, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14:  Patrice Evra of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 14, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Manchester United suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League via goals from Morgan Amalfitano and Saldo Berahino.

United have now lost three of their opening six league games for the first time since 1989-90.


Manchester United 1

West Brom 2

Final Analysis

David De Gea - Saved from Berahino with his feet and Amalfitano but outwitted for West Brom's goals.

Phil Jones - Troubled by Sessegnon's pace and booked for a foul on the Benin international.

Jonny Evans - Wasn't much better than Ferdinand after the restart.

Rio Ferdinand -  Nutmegged by Amalfitano for West Brom's opening goal and looked shaky.

Alexander Buttner - Booked for a late challenge.

Nani - Faded after a strong first half but almost created the equaliser for Fellaini.

Anderson - Disappointing display marked by blasting a volley way into the stands.

Michael Carrick  - Struggled to get a hold in the centre of the park.

Shinji Kagawa - Replaced by Januzaj at half-time.

Wayne Rooney - Produced the equaliser when his free-kick from the left eluded everyone.

Javier Hernandez - Was replaced by Robin Van Persie on 58 minutes.


Robin van Persie - A couple of sights at goal late on but unable to force an equaliser.

Marouane Fellaini - Thought he had drawn United level but offside.

Adnan Januzaj - Showed glimpses of his skill and pace.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United reacts after West Bromwich Albion open the scoring the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on September 28, 2013 in Manches
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First-Half Analysis

David De Gea - Not tested in the first-half.

Phil Jones - Awkward on the turn, does not look a natural full back.

Jonny Evans - Solid performance from the maturing defender.

Rio Ferdinand - Some questionable decisions, worried by Anichebe's pace.

Alexander Buttner - Has his hands full with Stephane Sessegnon and lost the Benin international at the back post who missed a great chance.

Nani - Looking United's most dangerous weapon, great delivery.

Anderson - Hit the crossbar with a header which was wrongly flagged for offside but not a real box-to-box dynamo.

Michael Carrick  - Steady but even the normally reliable Carrick has been guilty of misplacing simple passes.

Shinji Kagawa - Completed 100% of this passes in the opening 15 minutes and became more of a threat as the half continued.

Wayne Rooney - Dropping very deep and looking to create from midfield. Seen plenty of the ball.

Javier Hernandez - Some neat link-up play but no sights at goal.

Wasn't much better than Ferdinand after the restart