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

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Manchester United vs. Sunderland: Live Player Ratings for the Red Devils
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Danny Welbeck, Adnan Januzay, Phil Jones and Rafael missed their penalties as Sunderland prevailed 3-1 on spot-kicks to advance to Wembley, prevailing over Manchester United despite losing 2-1 in the second leg.

Javier Hernandez’ goal in the 120th minute had sent the tie to penalties after Phil Bardsley had looked to have put Sunderland through, and Jonny Evans goal late in the first half opened the scoring at Old Trafford

Following are ratings and analysis for all of United manager David Moyes’ men.

Manchester United Player Ratings
Player Half-Time Full-Time
De Gea 8 4
Rafael 8 6
Evans 9 8
Smalling 8 8
Buttner 8 6
Fletcher 9 8
Carrick 9 8
Januzaj 8 8
Kagawa 8 8
Welbeck 7 7
Hernandez 6 7
Valencia N/A 7
Evra N/A 4
Jones N/A 4


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First Half analysis

De Gea: Didn’t have a save to make in the first half.

Rafael: Combining well with Januzaj opposite Marcos Alonso.

Evans: Opened the scoring after former teammate John O’Shea played him onside.

Smalling: Won all of his aerial battles in the opening frame.

Buttner: Has so far kept tabs on Adam Johnson.

Fletcher: Capped off a good first half by hitting the upright just before Evans scored.

Carrick: Has so far completed 92% of his passes.

Januzaj: Ripping Alonso to shreds.

Kagawa: United’s best playmaker so far—improved drastically after moving to the middle.

Welbeck: His movement allowing Welbeck and Januzaj creative freedom.

Hernandez: Took just one shot and was overall wasteful on the ball.

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Second Half and Extra Time analysis

De Gea: Mistake on Bardsley goal ultimately cost United a trip to Wembley.

Rafael: Missed United’s decisive penalty.

Evans: Put in a display that didn’t merit a defeat.

Smalling: Dominant at times in the centre of defense.

Buttner: Was overrun by Johnson after the restart and had to come off with an apparent injury.

Fletcher: Converted United’s only successful penalty.

Carrick: Passing rate dropped three per cent by the final whistle.

Januzaj: Assisted on the Hernandez goal, but missed his spot-kick.

Kagawa: Should never have been withdrawn in favour of Valencia.

Welbeck: Picked up an assist on the Evans goal, but was not nearly as involved as he should have been.

Hernandez: Once again popped up to score late in a losing cause.

Valencia: Added a bright bit of wing-play upon his introduction.

Evra: Obliterated by Johnson and Bardley.

Jones: Conceded far too many corners and missed his penalty.

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