Northampton 1-3 Manchester United: Player ratings

by Sam Peoples

Sergio Romero 4 – Sorry but I don’t like him being in goal. He just fills me with fear. Surprised that wasn’t a penalty in the first half when he came rushing out.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah 5 – So unlucky not to score but defensively switched off at times, especially for Northampton’s equaliser.

Chris Smalling 6 – Powerful in the air against Revell who was a real handful and that really limited Northampton but played his part in that woeful defending which led to their equaliser. However, overall he was solid.

Daley Blind 5.5 – Looked so comfortable until he gave away the penalty after some calamitous defending from United.

Marcos Rojo 4.5 – Hoskins was having the best of him for the whole first half. Some decent crosses but didn’t look up before hitting them.

Morgan Schneiderlin 5.5 – Played a bit further forward than normal which he seemed to enjoy but had some lapse passes. Played a key role in our second goal but overall didn’t do much.

Michael Carrick 8 – It is still hard to believe it’s not Scholes. Beautiful finish for Man United’s first. Surely in the starting XI to face Leicester City now because we don’t have a midfielder who can control a game better than him.

Ander Herrera 7.5 – He was cracking tonight. Always made himself available for the pass. Came alive in the second half; unlucky not to score with one belting effort but buried another to put United back in front. Thoroughly enjoy watching him play.

Memphis Depay 5 – Pretty quiet in the first half because of Northampton’s deep line. Was never able to break them down but at least looked confident.

Ashley Young 6 – Some good crosses from Young but Northampton defended really deep so was hard to break down.

Wayne Rooney 4.5 – Missed an open goal from six yards out early on and looked completely lost against League One opposition. What more can you say?


Zlatan Ibrahimovic 6 – Made a difference in giving us a bit more presence but was pretty much a bystander.

Marcus Rashford 8 – Always adds something doesn’t he? Set up our second goal and got the third because he chased it down. Wonderful player, wonderful cameo.

Marouane Fellaini 5 – Fellaini is as Fellaini does. Added size helped scare Northampton off the long balls.

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