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

Jerrad Peters@@jerradpetersWorld Football Staff WriterApril 5, 2014

Manchester United added another win to their Premier League-best record away from home with a 4-0 win over Newcastle at St. James’ Park, Saturday.

Juan Mata scored twice, and Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj also found the back of the net in the victory.

Following are player ratings and analysis for all the Red Devils.

Manchester United Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
Lindegaard810
Valencia78
Jones89
Smalling89
Evra78
Fletcher89
Fellaini78
Young77
Mata910
Kagawa89
Hernandez79
Januzaj79
ButtnerN/A8
NaniN/A8
BR UK

Half-Time analysis for Manchester United

Lindegaard: Made a spectacular, diving save on Cisse with the scoreline still level.

Valencia: Distribution has been poor, but the makeshift left-back has dealt reasonably well with Gouffran.

Jones: Imposing himself physically, although his first pass could be better.

Smalling: Has so far completed 93% of his passes out of the defense.

Evra: Pulled up with an early injury but was able to play on.

Fletcher: Won the free kick that led to the Mata goal.

Fellaini: Passing has been a shade off but he continues to put himself about.

Young: Forced off with a hand injury in the 18th minute.

Mata: Curled a delightful free kick inside the near post.

Kagawa: Drifting into the centre on occasion and combining nicely with Hernandez.

Hernandez: Should have got his name on the score-sheet, but somehow hit the upright.

Full-Time analysis for Manchester United

Lindegaard: Made a trio of massive saves on Cisse.

Valencia: Handled the Haidara-Gouffran threat.

Jones: Distribution improved considerably after the restart.

Smalling: His deflection quite nearly gifted Cisse a goal.

Evra: Came off midway through the second half and was replaced by Buttner.

Fletcher: United’s heartbeat in this match—he completed 96% of his passes.

Fellaini: Much better rate of pass completion in the second half.

Young: Forced off with a hand injury in the 18th minute.

Mata: Two lovely goals put the Red Devils 2-0 up.

Kagawa: He showed excellent movement and was involved in a pair of goals.

Hernandez: Has now scored in back-to-back Premier League appearances.

Januzaj: Rounded out the scoring with a well-taken goal.

Buttner: A solid cameo from the Dutchman.

Nani: Useful on his return from injury—he helped set up the Januzaj goal.

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