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Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace: Brilliant Shaw earns rave reviews

by Richard Laverty

David De Gea 6 The United no.1 had literally nothing to do on one of his quieter days at the office. Dealt with corners and set-pieces with minimal fuss.

Antonio Valencia 5 Was caught out of position on several occasions but didn’t do badly given it was another game being played out of position.

Patrick McNair 7 Another commanding and confident performance from the 19-year old. Looked more comfortable on the ball than his more experienced colleagues and defended solidly throughout bar one mix up with Blind.

Daley Blind 6 Slotted into the defence well, also comfortable on the ball and except for one lapse in concentration coasted through the game in his usual style.

Luke Shaw 8 The young left-back is growing more and more into a Manchester United player by the game. Was the side’s key attacking threat and defended well without any fuss.

Marouane Fellaini 5 Not Fellaini’s best performance in recent weeks but still appeared to look much more confident than last season, had a header cleared off the line.

Michael Carrick 6 The midfielder returned in his usual position and instantly settled back into the side. Passed well and looked to create for the strikers, settled back into a defensive role later on.

Adnan Januzaj 4 A frustrating game for the Belgian. Looked to take his man on but couldn’t get a foot hold in the match. Was subbed for eventual match winner Mata.

Wayne Rooney 5 Not the captain’s finest game but once again showed glimpses of the energy and drive that is crucial to the team. Passed up some good opportunities and on another day would have had a goal or two.

Angel Di Maria 5 Once again Di Maria struggled out wide as opposed to thriving in the centre. Was regularly crowded out but once again claimed an assist to his name.

Robin van Persie 4 Fans may be starting to wonder what the striker has to do to get dropped. Looked sluggish once again and showed little threat as the lone striker.


Juan Mata 7 Was brought on to play out wide but scored a great goal to seal the three points for the team. Was unlucky to not add a second, a welcome return to form for the popular Spaniard.

James Wilson 6 Showed more attacking threat than his more experienced team mate, his pace troubled Palace late on and will soon be pushing for a starting spot in the first team.

Darren Fletcher N/A Was brought on in defence for two minutes at the end of the game.

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