Aston Villa vs. Manchester United: Live Player Ratings for the Red Devils

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterDecember 15, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10:  Wayne Rooney of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford on December 10, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Manchester United travel to Villa Park looking to avoid a third successive Premier League loss, and we'll keep you updated with live player ratings throughout the match.

Stay tuned for half-time and full-time ratings now the lineups are in!

Manchester United XI
PlayerPositionH/T RatingF/T Rating
David De GeaGK77
RafaelRB67
Jonny EvansCB6.57
Phil JonesCB77.5
Patrice EvraLB66
Antonio ValenciaRW99
Ryan GiggsCM66
Tom CleverleyCM6.57
Adnan JanuzajLW88
Danny WelbeckCF99
Wayne RooneyCM8.59
Subs
Darren FletcherCMN/A6.5
Ashley YoungLWN/A6
Wilfried ZahaN/AN/AN/A
B/R UK

Player Notes

David De Gea: Called into action a number of times, but each save was the definition of easy.

Rafael: Tested throughout the first half as Villa worked it down the left with frequency, but saw no action in the second.

Jonny Evans: Worried early on, but settled nicely and had little to do. Some strong defensive headers.

Phil Jones: Untested in the first half, perhaps culpable of dropping too deep, but great positioning in nullifying Christian Benteke.

Patrice Evra: An uncharacteristically quiet half from Evra as United used the right regularly.

Antonio Valencia: A constant thorn in Villa's side, getting the better of Antonio Luna with ease. Wonderful showing.

Ryan Giggs: Almost invisible: not a criticism, not praise.

Adnan Januzaj: Hit the post with a header in the buildup to Danny Welbeck's first goal, a live-wire throughout.

Danny Welbeck: Two very well taken goals, gave Nathan Baker fits. A total mismatch.

Wayne RooneyDropping deep and firing passes to the wide areas with ease. Influential.

Darren Fletcher: Tidy in midfield, but his performance isn't the talking point—it's his presence.

Ashley Young: Booed on entry, did little in truth.

Wilfried Zaha: Came on in garbage time.

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