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October 19, 2013 10:00 PM SGT
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ M. Jones‎
Attendance:‬ 75220‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-1 Southampton

Marouane Fellaini in particular toiled as the Saints fought back to snatch a point at the death as David Moyes' poor start to life as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor continues

By Tom Maston at Old Trafford

  • David de Gea
    6
    1
    3.00

    David de Gea

    Had little to do despite plenty of threatening play by Southampton around the hosts' box. Saved well on rare occasion he was called into action.

  • Rafael
    6
    1
    3.00

    Rafael

    For once was better defensively than going forward, though did get into some good positions when United attacked. Final ball was regularly lacking, though.

  • Patrice Evra
    4
    2
    2.50

    Patrice Evra

    Beaten for pace on more occasions than he would have liked but got forward well to support Januzaj. Another who struggled with the final ball into the box.

  • Phil Jones
    7
    2
    3.50

    Phil Jones

    United's best player as he was quick to shut down a number of Southampton attacks. Looked at home back in his natural position.

  • Jonny Evans
    2
    4
    2.50

    Jonny Evans

    Less solid than partner Jones though did deal with Lambert well after England man's introduction. Still finds himself out of position more times than he would like.

  • Michael Carrick
    4
    1
    3.00

    Michael Carrick

    Solid if unspectacular in the middle of the park. Passing was not at its best but next to Fellaini he looked like Xavi.

  • Nani
    5
    1
    2.50

    Nani

    Was his usual pacey self on the right-hand side but struggled to create much with final ball. Replaced in second period by Giggs as Moyes looked to close match out.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    2
    9
    1.50

    Marouane Fellaini Flop of the Match

    Half a yard behind everyone else in the game and gave ball away more than he kept it. Eventually substituted after a display in which he looked lost for periods.

  • Adnan Januzaj
    14
    2
    3.50

    Adnan Januzaj

    Sumptuous ball created Van Persie's goal and direct running was always a threat. Almost got himself on scoresheet with swerving effort from distance.

  • Wayne Rooney
    3
    4
    2.00

    Wayne Rooney

    In his first match without his headband he was disappointing. Gave the ball away far too many times and missed two excellent chances in the first half.

  • Robin van Persie
    9
    2
    3.50

    Robin van Persie

    Took goal well after rounding Boruc but was quiet for much of the rest of the match. May not have been fully fit, but did hit the crossbar with a header.

Substitutions

  • Chris Smalling
    0
    3

    Chris Smalling

    Made little impact after late substitution.

  • Ryan Giggs
    1
    4
    2.00

    Ryan Giggs

    Gave the ball away too many times and did not provide the shield that Moyes needed after bringing him on in the second half.

  • Danny Welbeck
    1
    5
    2.00

    Danny Welbeck

    Missed golden chance to wrap up the points as Schneiderlin made crucial challenge.

  • Artur Boruc
    5
    0
    3.50

    Artur Boruc

    Made excellent stops in second half to keep visitors in it. Had little chance with the goal after denying Rooney.

  • Nathaniel Clyne
    0
    2
    2.00

    Nathaniel Clyne

    Despite having plenty of pace himself he failed to deal with Januzaj effectively. Lucky not to pick up a yellow card after persistent fouls.

  • Dejan Lovren
    3
    1
    4.00

    Dejan Lovren Top of the Match

    Won plenty of headers and tackles and almost denied Van Persie on the line. Brought ball out of defence well and showed nice skill before assisting the equaliser.

  • Jose Rocha Fonte
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jose Rocha Fonte

    Lacked the same solidity as his partner though also won some crucial challenges. Lack of pace shown up on occasion.

  • Luke Shaw
    0
    0
    3.00

    Luke Shaw

    Got forward well but never really got chance to show how good his final ball can be. Matched Nani when forced into defence.

  • Morgan Schneiderlin
    1
    0
    2.50

    Morgan Schneiderlin

    Crucial challenge denied Welbeck late on but otherwise was caught out of position on occasion. Booked early in second half.

  • Steven Davis
    0
    0
    3.00

    Steven Davis

    Worked tirelessly in midfield and did his best to create chances. Substituted in second period as Saints chased an equaliser.

  • Victor Wanyama
    2
    0
    3.50

    Victor Wanyama

    Can take much credit for Fellaini's poor performance as he harassed him constantly in midfield. Second half booking inhibited him in what was otherwise an excellent display.

  • Adam Lallana
    2
    0
    4.00

    Adam Lallana

    A real threat going forward for the visitors as he switched flanks with regularity. Troubled the whole United backline and crept in the equaliser late on.

  • Jay Rodriguez
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jay Rodriguez

    Lacked presence up front and the consistent trading of positions with Osvaldo meant he struggled to settle. Replaced early in second period.

  • Pablo Daniel Osvaldo
    0
    1
    2.00

    Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

    Looked disinterested for periods and showed poor touch in and around the box. Lucky not to be substituted.

Substitutions

  • James Ward-Prowse
    0
    0
    3.00

    James Ward-Prowse

    Put in excellent corner for equalising goal and helped drive Saints forward late on.

  • Guilherme Do Prado
    0
    0
    2.50

    Guilherme Do Prado

    Made little impact after late substitution.

  • Rickie Lambert
    0
    0
    2.50

    Rickie Lambert

    Could not create much as he was marshalled well by Evans. His presence unsettled United's defence from set-pieces, though.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0