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Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester United: Player Ratings

Player Ratings for Jesse Lingard, Wayne Rooney and all the Manchester United players who featured in their Premier League match against Newcastle United.

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David de Gea 6

There was little he could do with any of the goals conceded, and he stopped Newcastle's attacks with some competent close-range shots. A reasonable, if not special, performance.

Ashley Young 4

Once again struggled to actually cross with an accuracy, and while he's an acceptable right-back deputy, he is defensively vulnerably, especially when in a generally poor defence.

Matteo Darmian 4

At fault for the second equaliser, he offered nothing going forward and was overrun as Newcastle stepped up the pressure in the second half. That wasn't entirely his fault, with Memphis and the defensive shield offering little, but it highlighted his ropey current form.

Chris Smalling 3

Are you Dejan Lovren in disguise?

Daley Blind 4

Are you John O'Shea in disguise?

Marouane Fellaini 2

United's worst player, by a distance, after Wayne Rooney's recent improvement. He could have been sent off for persistent fouling, couldn't track runners, and his finishing was as dreadful as ever. Avoid.

Morgan Schneiderlin 6

A busy if conservative first half, followed by a collapse with the rest of the side in the second half. It's obviously too much to ask of Louis van Gaal to pick only his competent midfielders and let them work together.

Ander Herrera 6

An impressive performance, playing well in the space afforded to him by a dreadful Newcastle. His pass for Rooney's run led to Jesse Lingard's goal, and he was a constructive performer throughout. Until he was subbed by the useless Louis van Gaal instead of the appalling Fellaini.

Jesse Lingard 6

His goal was a product of his pace and drive to get in a position to support Rooney, and his finish was calm as assured. What wasn't calm and assured was the miss from close range which could have secured the match. It was said he was subbed for that miss, but most likely it was because he was still recovering from a hamstring injury.

Anthony Martial 6

Moved to the right wing to accommodate for Lingard on the left, and he was more of a threat than Juan Mata has been of late. His pace is crucial to the side, and he remains a better option in attack than Rooney.

Wayne Rooney 6.5

One penalty, one assist, one excellent goal from distance. Rooney has improved dramatically, as he would have been unable to do that even a few weeks ago. Let's not skirt over his still awful control, and his waste of two chances in the area. There's plenty more to come, but at least now we can hope it might eventually turn up.


Juan Mata 5

Too little, too late.

Memphis 5

A couple of dangerous set piece crosses, but poor defensive discipline and decision making.