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

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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Jerrad PetersContributor IJanuary 4, 2017

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
PlayerHalf-timeFull-time
David De Gea98
Chris Smalling77
Rio Ferdinand77
Nemanja Vidic99
Patrice Evra77
Marouane Fellaini87
Ryan Giggs87
Antonio Valencia78
Wayne Rooney86
Shinji Kagawa88
Javier Hernandez76
Substitutions
JonesN/AN/A
YoungN/A6
Van PersieN/A5
BR UK

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?)

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