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Manchester United 3-1 Hull City: Player ratings

United saw off Hull City 3-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday, and Adnan Januzaj was once again the star of the show.

Alex Livesey

David de Gea 5

It was an uncharacteristically disappointing performance from de Gea, who made a couple of mistakes and probably should've done better on Hull's goal.

Antonio Valencia 6

Januzaj's wonderful performance down the right meant Valencia didn't really have to do much attacking, and he was rarely tested at the back. A solid display.

Chris Smalling 7

An impressive performance at the back from Smalling, though he rarely had too much to do.

Phil Jones n/a

Picked up an injury midway through the first half, and was replaced by Vidić.

Alexander Büttner 5

Poor Büttner isn't looking any more like Patrice Evra's long-term replacement. The first half was rife with silly giveaways and disappointing crosses, and on the rare occasions Hull looked dangerous, it was usually after attacking down the right flank. He improved in the second half, but that's not really saying much.

Michael Carrick 5

It was a classic Carrick performance, rolling the ball around in midfield and looking pretty unconvincing when it came to shielding the defence.

Shinji Kagawa 4

Kagawa didn't do anything to persuade the incoming manager he's worth keeping, with a poor display in midfield. In fairness, he was bizarrely placed behind Fellaini in a midfield pivot, though he didn't cope at all well. His performance epitomised by a couple of aimless long balls straight out of play.

Adnan Januzaj 8

A wonderful performance from Januzaj, who seems to make his sporadic exclusions look even more inexcusable every time he plays. Always capable of beating his man with pace, producing glorious touches to retain possession and picking out a man with a perfect cross, he looks every bit the real deal. Man of the match.

Marouane Fellaini 3

He was good at being tall.

Tom Lawrence 6

A bright display from the first of United's debutants, who was particularly lively in the first half. Not afraid to take a man on and have a pop at goal, it was a performance of promise.

James Wilson 7

An unforgettable day for Wilson, who bagged two goals on his United debut. He showed some nice touches, dropping deep and bringing his teammates into play, as well as netting two poacher's goals. Let's hope we see more of him next season.


Nemanja Vidić 7

Drafted in earlier than planned, he was typically imperious at the back. A good Old Trafford send-off for our long-serving captain.

Robin van Persie 7

Hopefully his goal is a sign of things to come next season. He looked surprisingly sharp when brought off the bench, and offered glimpses of just how good he can be when on form. Louis van Gaal should've been licking his lips.

Ryan Giggs 7

If this game was Giggs' swan song, it was a good one. Sure, he didn't manage to get the goal he must've been dreaming of, but he showed he's still sharp enough to beat a defender for pace and pick out incisive passes from deep.