Real Sociedad vs. Manchester United: Live Player Ratings for Manchester United

Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterNovember 5, 2013

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 05:  Marouanne Fellaini of Manchester United duels for the ball with David Zurutuza Veillet of Real Sociedad de Futbol during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta on November 5, 2013 in San Sebastian, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Robin Van Persie missed a penalty and hit the woodwork and Javier Hernandez missed a sitter as Manchester United played to a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad, Tuesday. Marouane Fellaini was sent off late in the second half for foul accumulation, and despite a brighter second half from the Basque side United goalkeeper David De Gea did not have to make a single save over the course of the 90 minutes.

Manchester United
David De Gea98
Chris Smalling77
Rio Ferdinand77
Nemanja Vidic99
Patrice Evra77
Marouane Fellaini87
Ryan Giggs87
Antonio Valencia78
Wayne Rooney86
Shinji Kagawa88
Javier Hernandez76
Van PersieN/A5

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester United and Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on October 23, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Ge
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Half-time analysis

David De Gea: Didn't face a shot in the first half.

Chris Smalling: Managed the Griezmann threat reasonably well.

Rio Ferdinand: Not seriously tested, but he's looked the shakier of the two defenders.

Nemanja Vidic: Made a crucial tackle inside the area late in the period.

Patrice Evra: Getting forward when Kagawa cuts inside.

Marouane Fellaini: Completed 89% of his passes and executed two tackles.

Ryan Giggs: Not bad, considering he turns 40 this month.

Antonio Valencia: Struggling to get involved offensively, but has been excellent on the defensive side of the ball.

Wayne Rooney: Passing is off just a shade.

Shinji Kagawa: One of his better periods in the red shirt.

Javier Hernandez: Not getting the necessary service.

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 05:  Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United tackles Carlos Vela of Real Sociedad during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta on November 5, 2013 in San
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Full-time analysis

David De Gea: Had one touchy moment in the second half; ball distribution could have been better.

Chris Smalling: Still not convincing as a right-back, but Griezmann underperformed.

Rio Ferdinand: Not a bad outing, but it'll be interesting to see if he starts at the weekend.

Nemanja Vidic: Registered the highest pass-completion rate of the match. One of his best games of the season.

Patrice Evra: No problem here; answered his critics well.

Marouane Fellaini: It's slowly coming together for him, but he still looks lost at times; should have been withdrawn much earlier.

Ryan Giggs: Probably won't start again for a few weeks.

Antonio Valencia: Covered for Smalling when the England man had his wobbles.

Wayne Rooney: Passing was off; one of his poorest outings this term.

Shinji Kagawa: Moved into the middle when Rooney was withdrawn and looked dangerous.

Javier Hernandez: Should have put United ahead early in the second half.

Ashley Young: Dove to earn the United penalty but made a handful of decent passes into the goalmouth from the left.

Phil Jones: Came on late when Fellaini was ejected.

Robin Van Persie: He won't have had many more frustrating nights than this.

(All statistics courtesy WhoScored?)