Manchester United completed the home portion of their Premier League schedule, Tuesday, with a 3-1 win over Hull City.
James Wilson bagged a brace on his debut, and Robin van Persie rounded out the scoring for the Red Devils. Matty Fryatt countered with Hull’s lone goal of the evening.
But perhaps the biggest moment of the night came when United caretaker manager Ryan Giggs subbed himself on for what might have been his final appearance at Old Trafford.
Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.
|Manchester United Player Ratings|
Half-Time analysis for Manchester United
De Gea: Hasn’t had to make a single save.
Valencia: Distribution from the right flank has been superb.
Smalling: Has won all of his aerial battles.
Jones: Has been taken to hospital following a shoulder injury suffered in a collision with Figueroa.
Buttner: Required Vidic to bail him out after his give-away led to an Elmohamady counter-attack.
Carrick: Has so far completed 93% of his passes.
Fellaini: Operating slightly more advanced than usual and knocking down crosses for Lawrence and Wilson.
Kagawa: Playing quite deep; took a pair of early shots, but both were rather weak.
Januzaj: The most dangerous attacker on the pitch so far.
Lawrence: Looking really bright down the left.
Wilson: Showed excellent technique in slicing the ball into goal.
Full-Time analysis for Manchester United
De Gea: Might have done better on Fryatt’s goal, but he absolutely robbed Meyler just minutes later.
Valencia: Looked a very competent right-back, and not for the first time.
Smalling: Completed 96% of his passes out of the defense.
Jones: Looks like his World Cup is in jeopardy after picking up a shoulder injury.
Buttner: Moved inside well but gave the ball away cheaply at times.
Carrick: Touched the ball 96 times and completed an impressive 96% of his passes.
Fellaini: Tended to get in the way, and he missed an absolute sitter just moments before Wilson scored his second.
Kagawa: Won’t have done his first-team chances for next season much good with this performance.
Januzaj: United always looked a threat when he had the ball at his feet.
Lawrence: Final-third distribution was excellent.
Wilson: Completed his brace with a tap-in set up by Januzaj.
Vidic: It was his final match for United at Old Trafford.
Van Persie: Scored his 18th goal of the season.
Giggs: Set up the Van Persie goal with a lovely, threaded pass.
|Hull City Player Ratings|
Half-Time analysis for Hull
Jakupovic: Had no chance on the Wilson opener.
Bruce: Has so far won all of his aerial battles.
Davies: Contributed two important tackles in the first half.
Figueroa: Was lucky to not concede a penalty for a clear foul on Januzaj.
Elmohamady: Showing the odd burst of speed down the right.
Meyler: Has completed 94% of his passes.
Koren: Rate of passing has been good, but he’s not been able to touché the ball all that often.
Boyd: Made a handful of important interventions on the defensive side of the ball in the opening frame.
Quinn: Drew a yellow card out of Fellaini for a reckless stomp.
Rosenior: Only 21 touches so far.
Long: Yet to take a single shot.
Full-Time analysis for Hull
Jakupovic: Gave up a massive rebound for Wilson’s second.
Bruce: May go down as the last defender to have an attempted tackle leaped over by Giggs.
Davies: Caught out on both Wilson goals.
Figueroa: Contributed four tackles in an energetic performance.
Elmohamady: Touched the ball 67 times and made a thing or two happen from wide on the right.
Meyler: Should have been sent off for a late stamp on Januzaj.
Koren: Made a handful of interceptions and also completed 92% of his passes.
Boyd: Set up the Fryatt goal.
Quinn: Completed 94% of his passes, although few actually moved the ball forward.
Rosenior: Replaced at the break.
Long: Also replaced at the break.
Sagbo: Just 17 touches in the second half.
Fryatt: Cut inside and beat De Gea with a vicious drive.
Livermore: Came on to keep things tight in the final eight minutes.