Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon to keep hot on the heels of the "Noisy Neighbours". So lets break down the performance of the players.
A score of 1 being the lowest (Any Liverpool striker standard), 10 being the highest (Messi like) A score of 6 will be standard, 7 is solid, a very good game will get an 8, 9 is good for outstanding and 10 is unplayable. 10's will be very rare. Not only will they have to play the game of their life, but it will usually come against a team of good quality or in a big match (Finals, championship deciding game's etc.)
David De Gea - Again. Outstanding. Again, kept us is the game with some very good saves, and one out of the top draw, diving low to his right after being wrong footed from a deflection. The man can do no wrong in the currant vein of form. 9/10.... Again (Second game in a row)
Phil Jones - Got booked early on, so the pace of Aaron Lennon and the guile of Luka Modric caused him problems. Lucky not to have been sent off for a foul on Lennon in the build up to Emmanual Adebayor's disallowed goal. The little England winger did not go to ground and saved Jones. Was in the war's all day. A true warrior and lasted the full 90 without getting sent off. But needs to wise up a little 5/10
Jonny Evans - A rock, once again at the back. Made a great tackle on Lennon when the winger was threatening, and had left Rio for dead in the first half. Made numerous clearances. It has been said before on this blog. He has been our best defender this season. Bar none. 9/10
Rio Ferdinand - A great performance for 87 minutes. But allowed to much time for Jermaine Defoe to take aim and fine the bottom corner. Does he make the same mistake at 0-0 or 1-0... We can't know for sure but i would lean toward no, he doesn't. 8.5/10
Patrice Evra - Poor once again. Lennon had the beating of him. Seems unable to prevent being skinned when in a one on one situation. Grabbed an assist however for Young's second. One thing Evra hasn't lost is his attacking intent. He forever overlaps the left winger giving us options. But not good enough once again. 5/10
Nani - Getting better but still not in top form. Stayed sharp when Luka Modric had fallen asleep, allowing Jones to find him from a throw in, which in turn allowed Nani to cross for Young's first. Can still improve 6/10
Micheal Carrick - Horrid first half. The pressure from Sandro and Jake Livermore was endless. They were forever getting into his face and as we know, he doesn't like it. Too many passes went amiss in the first half and we couldn't get out of our defensive third because of it. Second half, Spurs' pressure was not as relentless, as they became tied/dis-heartened. Thus, allowing Carrick to get his passes off and put in a much better second half performance. 5.5/10
Paul Scholes - Not good in the first half. See Micheal Carrick above for his first half performance. Couldn't get to grips with it. However after Young scored his first, Scholes was replaced by Giggs, so he couldn't set right his first half performance. 5/10
Ashley Young - Brilliant. Played a part in all three goal. The corner for Wayne Rooney, and his two fabulous goals. The technique on the first was wonderful. The second, a beautiful trademark curler. When we brought him, I didn't think he had it in him to influence big games like this. He has proved me wrong. Hopefully, he continues to make me eat my words. 9/10
Wayne Rooney - A terrible first 40 minutes. Couldn't get into the game, when he did the ball didn't stick. Probably one of his worse performances all season. But then up he popped. slipping Kyle Walker and heading home from Young's corner. Such a valuable goal. couldn't have timed it better. a real sucker punch. For that he earns himself a much higher mark than his overall performance warranted. 6.5/10
Danny Welbeck - Played well but lacked final product. And that really is a sucker, because as much as Rooney sucked, he still done the business. But when he does consistently find some goals and assist, we will have some player on our hands.5/10
Ryan Giggs - Came on for Scholes and by in large did well. Added penatration through the centre of the pitch. However did concede possession, passing beautifully for Defoe for his goal. 6/10
Ji Sung Park - Not really enough time to get into the game when he came on for Nani. N/A
Winning ugly is fine by me.