Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-0 Inter Milan – Fletcher hot, Nani not

by Tom Parker

Anders Lindegaard 5 – Nothing to do of note in 45 minutes. Kicking was poor and rushed in general.
Antonio Valencia 5 – Pretty subdued defensively but fared reasonably well against opposite number Dodo.

Phil Jones 7 – Pushed out well and was aggressive defensively. Close to opening scoring and made a good block late in the first half.

Chris Smalling 6 – Anchored the defence. No glaring errors in possession and swept up well.

Jonny Evans 7 – Composed and impressively comfortable on the ball as usual. Read the game smartly.

Ashley Young 7 – Struggled out on the left but was better on the right in the second period. Got forward well and put some dangerous balls in.

Ander Herrera 6 – Good energy in the middle and was tidy on the ball.

Darren Fletcher 8 – Circulated the ball intelligently, buzzed about well but perhaps most impressively, marshalled the players ahead of him and organised well.

Juan Mata 7 – Seems to enjoy playing behind two forwards. Linked well with the forwards and a 25-yard-drive was as close as United came in the first half.

Wayne Rooney 6 – Looked generally sharp but first touch often deserted him. Nice one-touch link-up play.

Danny Welbeck 6 – Great work-rate but perhaps didn’t see enough of the ball. Like Rooney, his one-touch football was joyous.


David de Gea 6 – One save from a Guarin save was the total of his 45 minutes of action.

Michael Keane 6 – Composed, solid in the air and read the game well.

Tyler Blackett 6 – A better display than last time out. Much more composed on the ball.

Luke Shaw 6 – Came in for some flak but looked reasonably sharp. Good speed down the left.

Tom Cleverley 7 – Very bright, coming close to opening the scoring with a volley and looking to move the ball forward quicker.

Shinji Kagawa 6 – A few nice touches here and there and threaded a couple of nice balls through.

Nani 5 – Typically wasteful in possession. Not impressive at all.

Wilfried Zaha 7 – Positive and direct. Still very raw but had the confidence to beat his man in the centre forward role.

Javier Hernandez n/a- Didn’t have a sniff at goal during a 15 minute cameo.

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