Manchester United player ratings vs Liverpool, Twitter Reactions


Manchester United produced a lackluster performance as they lost 2-0 to arch-rivals Liverpool in the first leg of the Round of 16 Europa League tie at Anfield on Thursday night. We bring you here the Manchester United player ratings from the game.


Manchester United Player Ratings 

David de Gea – 9 

Had it been not for the world class De Gea, the scoreline would have easily looked 4-0 or 5-0. Thanks to Real Madrid’s fax machine, the Red Devils are still alive in this tie. The Spaniard pulled off remarkable saves to deny Sturridge, Coutinho and Lallana.

Guillermo Varela – 5 

The 22-year-old had to check his attacking instincts as he didn’t want to leave space for the likes of Firmino and Coutinho to exploit.

Chris Smalling – 5 

Misread the ball and lost the footing to give Sturridge a golden opportunity to double Liverpool’s lead. However, De Gea came in rescue.

Daley Blind – 6 

The Dutchman struggled to cope with Liverpool’s pace in the first half, and looked better when Carrick came on. Made few good runs towards the end of the game from the left wing-back position.

Marcos Rojo – 5 

The Argentine blasted one shot way off target. He did a decent job though against Clyne, who overlapped frequently with Firmino.

Morgan Schneiderlin – 5 

Failed to make an impact. Apart from decent simple passing display (read as doing the basics right), he made little contribution to the side.

Marouane Fellaini – 4 

Louis van Gaal felt that the Belgian was one of the best players on the pitch, but in reality he had little impact in the game.

Juan Mata – 6 

The Spaniard could have earned a penalty in the first half, but apart from that the United skipper on the night not only failed to raise his game, but inspire his teammates as well.

Memphis Depay – 5 

The Dutchman had cut a sorrow figure yet again. He was adjudged to have fouled Clyne in the box and gave away a soft penalty in the process. Wasted a free-kick from a good position.

Anthony Martial – 6 

With little help from fellow teammates, Martial looked isolated and failed to make any significant impact on the game.


Manchester United Subs: 

Michael Carrick: 6

Ander Herrera: 5

Bastian Schweinsteiger: 5


Twitter reacts to Manchester United’s performance: 

What They Said: Scholes rips United apart, Klopp on Liverpool win
Liverpool 2 Manchester United 0 - Hosts dominate comprehensively and other things we learned