David de Gea 6 Could do little about either goal and made one solid save to deny Ki a second in the second half. Will be frustrated another deflection beat him.
Patrick McNair 3 Really struggled and was hooked at half-time, similar to his performance at Southampton earlier in the season. Good player but a long way to go.
Phil Jones 5 Made one good tackle to stop Gomis running through on goal but again spread nervousness in defence. United tend to look a bit steadier with Smalling in his place.
Marcos Rojo 5 Solid enough but not as good as he has been lately, the Argentine also blew a great chance at 1-1 to put United ahead.
Luke Shaw 6 Attacked really well and offered a good outlet down the left. Lost Ki for the goal before being replaced.
Ander Herrera 6 Showed why he should be in the team but lack of protection to Blind showed why he usually isn’t. Undoubtedly talented and a great goal, he does pose a long-term problem.
Angel Di Maria 5 Lively but wasted cross after cross. Not one of his finest days after showing a glimmer of good form lately. Frustrating.
Marouane Fellaini 3 Never happened for him today. Foul after foul saw him get more frustrated and he couldn’t influence the game as United’s attack played around him.
Wayne Rooney 6 Needs to stay up front. Some really nice touches today and looked ten times livelier than his strike partner. Only ounce of pace United have up top.
Robin van Persie 3 Quite simply awful. Incredible van Persie lasted the 90 minutes, every half chance went spiralling away from goal, looked leggy, tired and at times disinterested.
Antonio Valencia 5 Offered more than McNair did but was just part of an overall frustrating afternoon for United, his crosses hit Fellaini but nothing stuck.
Ashley Young 6 As against Preston, changed the game for United and proved an instant threat down the left. He’s come into his own under van Gaal.
Juan Mata N/A Had little chance to do much, United fans had probably forgotten he existed after recent spells on the bench!