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.
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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.
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Marouane Fellaini: It's slowly coming together for him, but he still looks lost at times; should have been withdrawn much earlier.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Shinji Kagawa: Moved into the middle when Rooney was withdrawn and looked dangerous.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?)