Player Ratings: Manchester United vs Barcelona

Player Ratings: Manchester United vs Barcelona

David De Gea 6 Good one-on-one save but beaten by Suarez on two occasions, fortunate not to concede. Poor distribution

Matteo Darmian 8 Linked up well with Mata and began affecting play much further up the field

Phil Jones 6 Struggled to locate Suarez on occasion and was lucky to keep a clean sheet

Daley Blind 8 Looked comfortable and read the game very well. Organised the back four well

Luke Shaw 7 Lively on the left side but spent the majority of time in his own half

Michael Carrick 7 Pulled the strings in a typical Carrick performance. Manipulated Barca’s high pressing well

Morgan Schneiderlin 8 Combative, strong and creative at the same time. Looking the perfect midfielder for United

Juan Mata 6 Seemed to slow the play down and struggled with decision making

Memphis Depay 8 Involved much more and got himself into really good positions.

Ashley Young 7 Assisted Rooney’s goal from the corner and put in a good shift down the left

Wayne Rooney 8 Notched the opening goal with a header and linked up well with Depay

Substitutions

Sam Johnstone 6 Gave the ball away on multiple occasions, didn’t seem to communicate well with his defence

Antonio Valencia 6 Looked rusty, struggled to keep the ball on make an impact

Chris Smalling 7 Stayed organised and maintained good positioning, rarely getting caught out

Paddy McNair 6 Gave the ball away when trying to move forward on more than one occasion

Tyler Blackett 8 Recorded an assist for Lingard’s goal with brilliant play down the left. Defensively resolute

Ander Herrera 7 Slightly erratic half hour, struggled to really get into the game

Marouane Fellaini 6 Struggled to keep the ball and was unable to make his aerial presence felt, playing deeper

Jesse Lingard 9 Got a goal and an impressive assist for Januzaj’s strike. Lit up the second half

Andreas Pereira 7 Looked bright for moments but quieter than the previous games

James Wilson 7 Didn’t look comfortable wide left but had a couple good runs down the wing

Adnan Januzaj 8 Good cameo up front including a very well taken goal right at the death

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