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Player Ratings: United 2-2 West Ham

David de Gea: Couldn’t do much with both goals. Coped pretty well with the physical presence of Andy Carroll, despite being on the end of some fearsome challenges. 6/10

Rafael Da Silva: Struggled for the most part against Matt Jarvis. Typically showed an attacking threat. Provided good support when chasing the late equaliser. 6/10

Nemanja Vidic: Stood up to everything Andy Carroll subjected him to, making some fantastic defensive headers in combating their direct approach. 7/10

Rio Ferdinand: On his return to Upton Park, was easily outpaced by Matt Jarvis for the opening goal. Calmness personified as per usual with his distribution into midfield. 6/10

Patrice Evra: Second best in the mis-match with Andy Carroll for the opening goal. Got forward when possible to provide width with Kagawa preferring to play in-field. 6/10

Antonio Valencia: Notched his first goal of the season with a simple tap in. Still not the Valencia of old, but still created problems. His service was hit and miss throughout the match. 7/10

Michael Carrick: Sometimes not his meticulous self- gave away the ball on occasion, but mostly neat and tidy. 7/10

Phil Jones: Wholehearted performance as we have come to expect from the youngster. Missed a glorious chance to give United the lead early in the second half from a van Persie knock down. Showed his versatility in playing centre midfield, a week after playing centre back against City, and right back against Stoke. 6/10

Shinji Kagawa: Bright and busy, showed calmness in the box and skill to provide Valencia’s equaliser, then struck both posts with a rasping effort from the edge of the box, from which van Persie equalised. Will see his best next season, but he’s already shown what is to come this season. 8/10

Wayne Rooney: Questions were asked as to whether he could play centre midfield, days after running the show against Stoke, he was below standard. Had a good chance to equalise which was cleared off the line; maybe an in from Rooney would have buried it. Substituted for Giggs. An off night. 5/10

Robin van Persie: Scored the all important equaliser. Set piece deliveries caused problems for West Ham’s backline. Showed classy touches with his link up play. His barren spell well and truly over. 7/10

SUBSTITUTES

Ryan Giggs: Offered natural width, put in a few dangerous crosses. 6/10

Javier Hernandez: His pace stretched the opposition defence, had one header saved by Jaaskelainen. Didn’t have enough time on the pitch to make much of an impact. 5/10

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3 responses to “Player Ratings: United 2-2 West Ham”

  1. Leon says:

    Rooney was really poor today. I mean he lost the ball so many times and his first touch was pretty poor. I think it is surprising that he performs better in midfield against Stoke, but in his own preferred role, he can play so badly. He had no effect or influence on the game or the team. I think the transfer rumors effected him because they are true and he is probably on his way out this summer.

    Kagawa had a good game today and one of his more effective matches in a hard environment. I actually think Ferguson made an error in substituting him off after Van Persie scored. Kagawa created the first goal, and more or less created the second goal with a delightful strike, which unfortunately bounced of both posts. I think his influence was growing and we made a mistake taking him off. I think when it was 2-1 to West Ham the sub made sense, but we should have cancelled the change after we equalized.

  2. Johnny says:

    Cant see Rooney going to PSG, the Tax rate in France will be 75%. That means they would have to pay him £440’000 per week, just to match what he is on already. Maybe Messi or Ronaldo might get it, but not Rooney, IMO.

  3. bobo says:

    @Jonnhy : in my opinion 440 000 £ per week is not so much for Qatar and for the owners of PSG…