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September 14, 2013 12:45 PM BST
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ J. Moss‎
Attendance:‬ 75102‎
 
45+1′ (PG) Robin van Persie
 
81′ Wayne Rooney
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace

Goals from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney handed David Moyes his first ever win at Old Trafford as the reigning champions recorded a comfortable win over the 10-man Eagles

By Tom Maston at Old Trafford

  • David de Gea
    107
    10
    2.50

    David de Gea

    Hardly required to touch the ball, never mind make a save. Did well to make the angle tight for Gayle's first-half chance but mainly a spectator.

  • Patrice Evra
    96
    11
    3.00

    Patrice Evra

    Got forward well down the left as Mariappa failed to deal with him and Young. Went down too easily in the box early on, but, with United failing to sign Baines, he looked much more confident.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    66
    40
    2.00

    Rio Ferdinand

    Looked slow and was twice shown up by Gayle and Guedioura for pace. Better strikers could have a field day against the veteran defender.

  • Nemanja Vidic
    106
    18
    2.50

    Nemanja Vidic

    Solid if unspectacular from the skipper. Dealt with Chamakh with ease and barely broke a sweat.

  • Fabio Da Silva
    113
    14
    3.00

    Fabio Da Silva

    Returned to the side for first time in over a year and looked like he'd never been away. Didn't get forward as much as his brother but assured in defence.

  • Anderson
    67
    79
    3.00

    Anderson

    Tidy enough in the middle of midfield and played one superb ball to give Young an opportunity early in the second half. Substituted for Fellaini.

  • Michael Carrick
    119
    13
    3.00

    Michael Carrick

    United's heartbeat and showed how effective he can be when given time on the ball. Vintage Carrick.

  • Ashley Young
    74
    73
    3.50

    Ashley Young

    Diving apart, a decent display from the England winger. Won the first-half penalty and almost doubled the lead after the break. Crossing not always on target, though.

  • Antonio Valencia
    48
    72
    2.50

    Antonio Valencia

    Gave United good options but rarely used by team-mates. Did put in some useful crosses but a quiet display from the winger.

  • Wayne Rooney
    217
    12
    4.00

    Wayne Rooney Top of the Match

    The best player on the pitch and marked his performance with a sumptious free kick. The protective headband didn't inhibit him, though his goal celebration was far from effusive.

  • Robin van Persie
    136
    25
    3.50

    Robin van Persie

    Quiet for periods but then exploded into life towards end of the first half. Hit the crossbar before his expertly taken penalty calmed any nerves.

Substitutions

  • Marouane Fellaini
    181
    12
    3.00

    Marouane Fellaini

    Had plenty of time against 10 men and slotted in well. Almost marked debut with long range goal.

  • Adnan Januzaj
    224
    22
    3.00

    Adnan Januzaj

    A bright debut for the youngster as he failed to make Mariappa's day any easier. Not afraid to cut inside onto his weaker right foot.

  • Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
    95
    16

    Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez

    Replaced van Persie but had little time to make an impact.

  • Julian Speroni
    17
    8
    3.50

    Julian Speroni

    Kept busy throughout and made some good saves. Would have been a lot more than two if not for him.

  • Campaña
    7
    10
    1.50

    Campaña

    Began on the left wing but watched the game pass him by for most of the first half. Moved centrally after red card but had little impact on the game.

  • Adrian Mariappa
    9
    10
    1.50

    Adrian Mariappa

    Run ragged by Young and then Januzaj. Not helped by the lack of support in front of him.

  • Danny Gabbidon
    9
    9
    2.50

    Danny Gabbidon

    Solid and put in some crunching challenges on the edge of his own box. His Premier League experience showed in otherwise young line-up.

  • Dean Moxey
    6
    9
    2.50

    Dean Moxey

    Managed to keep Valencia quiet but unable to get forward and support the attack enough.

  • Damien Delaney
    7
    9
    3.00

    Damien Delaney

    A good display as he kept van Persie quiet for large periods. Caught out of position a few times, however.

  • Kagisho Dikgacoi
    9
    12
    2.00

    Kagisho Dikgacoi

    Early sending off put team-mates under pressure but little else he could do. Put end to number of the home side's attacks beforehand with crunching tackles.

  • Jason Puncheon
    7
    16
    1.50

    Jason Puncheon Flop of the Match

    Gave the ball away far too often and failed to support Mariappa at the back. Playing deeper than normal he never looked at home.

  • Mile Jedinak
    12
    9
    1.50

    Mile Jedinak

    Gave the ball away for the opening goal and wasn't at his usual busy best. Palace needed more from their skipper.

  • Dwight Gayle
    16
    8
    3.00

    Dwight Gayle

    Palace's brightest spark until second half substitution. Went close in first half and caused Ferdinand some problems.

  • Marouane Chamakh
    16
    14
    2.50

    Marouane Chamakh

    Did most of his good work inside own box as he won a number of headers. Struggled at the other end and was booked before being replaced.

Substitutions

  • Adlène Guedioura
    8
    9
    2.50

    Adlène Guedioura

    One run caused Ferdinand problems but little else as the 10 men struggled to get on the ball.

  • Jimmy Kebe
    6
    10
    2.50

    Jimmy Kebe

    Had little time to make an impact on debut.

  • Cameron Jerome
    8
    10
    2.00

    Cameron Jerome

    Left with too much to do on his own up front but will do more against lesser sides.

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
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0