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December 5, 2013 3:45 AM SGT
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ M. Atkinson‎
Attendance:‬ 75210‎
 
 
Bryan Oviedo 86′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-1 Everton

David Moyes' first match in charge against his former club ended in disappointment after Bryan Oviedo's late goal maintained the Toffees' excellent form

By Wayne Veysey at Old Trafford

  • David de Gea
    24
    4
    3.50

    David de Gea

    It wasn't always pretty but got the job done until Oviedo's winner. Made highly effective saves from Mirallas and Lukaku at either end of the opening half, and then saved with his legs in a one v one with Deulofeu.

  • Rafael
    23
    2
    3.50

    Rafael

    A composed display in only his fourth league start of the season, illuminated by some brilliant right-flank deliveries. Fatigue must have been the only reason for his withdrawal early in second half.

  • Patrice Evra
    17
    4
    3.50

    Patrice Evra

    Plenty of life in the Frenchman yet. Overlapped effectively and drew a fine save from Howard with a stinging second-half shot.

  • Chris Smalling
    5
    17
    3.00

    Chris Smalling

    Made some good interceptions and read the game well but his touch and distribution were mediocre.

  • Nemanja Vidic
    6
    34
    2.00

    Nemanja Vidic Flop of the Match

    Looked like a seven stone weakling in the face of Lukaku's awesome physical weapons on an uncomfortable evening for the skipper.

  • Ryan Giggs
    9
    20
    3.50

    Ryan Giggs

    Seemed to have more time and space than every other player on the pitch.

  • Antonio Valencia
    7
    27
    2.50

    Antonio Valencia

    Solid and reliable rather than especially threatening. Dropped to right-back for most of second half and United were made to pay as he failed to track Oviedo for the winner.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    14
    31
    2.50

    Marouane Fellaini

    His energy and endeavour were not in doubt but did little to suggest his former employers did not get the better of the £27m deal that took him to Old Trafford.

  • Wayne Rooney
    19
    19
    3.50

    Wayne Rooney

    The un-rotatable forward led the line for the third consecutive game and always looked United's most likely source of a goal. Denied by a near-post Howard save in the first half before hitting the post with a deflected shot. The ball did not quite run his way in the second period.

  • Danny Welbeck
    3
    49
    2.50

    Danny Welbeck

    Got in some great positions but had a nose bleed every time he entered the penalty box. Headed an Evra rebound against the crossbar.

  • Shinji Kagawa
    42
    5
    3.50

    Shinji Kagawa

    One horrible early touch apart, looked sharp and busy as he foraged in his favourite No10 position. Unlucky to be subbed early in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Nani
    4
    28
    2.50

    Nani

    Buzzed around without looking especially dangerous.

  • Adnan Januzaj
    21
    15
    3.00

    Adnan Januzaj

    Oozed class but kept at bay by Everton's endeavour.

  • Javier Hernández
    15
    5

    Javier Hernández

    Did not get the late chance that he thrives upon.

  • Tim Howard
    6
    3
    3.50

    Tim Howard

    Made a series of acrobatic saves, although rode his luck, with United twice striking the woodwork.

  • Phil Jagielka
    7
    3
    4.00

    Phil Jagielka

    Leadership, commitment and resilient defending from the skipper. Made some excellent blocks.

  • Bryan Oviedo
    15
    3
    3.50

    Bryan Oviedo

    Maybe Leighton Baines is replaceable, after all. Defended solidly, did not lack in ambition going forward and popped up at the far post to calmly stroke the winner at the far post.

  • Sylvain Distin
    3
    3
    3.50

    Sylvain Distin

    Expert display against United's multi-faceted attackers. Read the game superbly and took up some good positions.

  • James McCarthy
    2
    3
    3.00

    James McCarthy

    Everton were at their most effective when he set the tempo with his aggression and ball-hunting.

  • Gareth Barry
    5
    3
    3.50

    Gareth Barry

    Screened the back four intelligently and used the ball adeptly, although he got dragged too deep whenever the United pressure mounted.

  • Ross Barkley
    2
    5
    3.00

    Ross Barkley

    A big threat when he drove forward with the ball on the counter-attack, but his execution was a little wonky. Subbed with 22 minutes left.

  • Steven Pienaar
    4
    3
    2.50

    Steven Pienaar

    Looked a diminished force on the left without Baines to overlap him.

  • Seamus Coleman
    3
    3
    3.00

    Seamus Coleman

    No frills display from a no frills player.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    7
    3
    3.00

    Kevin Mirallas

    Always a danger with his pace and dribbling, but guilty of being a little selfish at times. Had an early thunderbolt tipped over by De Gea.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    23
    6
    4.00

    Romelu Lukaku Top of the Match

    A towering display from the dreadlocked one. Tore Vidic a good'un with his pace and power, held the ball up well and set up the game's only goal with the cross to Oviedo.

Substitutions

  • Leon Osman
    1
    2

    Leon Osman

    Scurried around for the last 10 minutes.

  • Gerard Deulofeu
    5
    3

    Gerard Deulofeu

    Unable to make the same impression as at the weekend. Wasted a great one-on-one chance with his first touch and lacked confidence thereafter.

  • Steven Naismith
    1
    2

    Steven Naismith

    Replaced Mirallas in added time.

Results
 
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