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September 28, 2013 3:00 PM BST
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 75042‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-2 West Brom

The Premier League champions suffered their third league defeat of the campaign against an excellent West Brom side. Goal were there to see how they fared

By Tom Maston at Old Trafford

  • David de Gea
    234
    49
    3.00

    David de Gea

    Saved well twice in the second half and could do little with either goal. Distributed quickly as hosts looked to keep possession.

  • Phil Jones
    56
    188
    3.00

    Phil Jones

    Got forward well on the overlap but was found lacking at times in defence. May well be better suited to a more central role.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    29
    359
    2.00

    Rio Ferdinand

    Again looked off the pace and was left for dead by Amalfitano for the opening goal. Bullied by Olsson from set-pieces at both ends.

  • Jonny Evans
    43
    208
    2.00

    Jonny Evans

    Gave the ball away as United looked to play from the back and was left for dead too many times when putting in weak challenges.

  • Alexander Büttner
    46
    298
    2.00

    Alexander Büttner

    Failed to keep Amalfitano quiet and was outmuscled by Anichebe when the striker moved out wide. Showed some neat touches going forward.

  • Anderson
    48
    411
    1.50

    Anderson Flop of the Match

    Gave the ball away far too many times and was regularly outmuscled by Mulumbu and Yacob. Missed best chance of the first half as header came back off the crossbar.

  • Michael Carrick
    181
    99
    3.00

    Michael Carrick

    Passing was, as expected, exemplary, but sat too deep and acted more as a go-between than a playmaker. Still one of few positives for Moyes.

  • Nani
    307
    69
    3.00

    Nani

    Decent first-half as he twice whipped in dangerous crosses that just evaded the waiting Hernandez. Threat was largely nullified in the second period.

  • Wayne Rooney
    393
    56
    3.00

    Wayne Rooney

    Not quite at the level that we've come to accustomed to in recent weeks, but still not a poor display. Scored his third free-kick in as many league matches but didn't look like scoring otherwise.

  • Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
    254
    66
    2.50

    Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez

    Was his usual industrious self but was unable to take any half-chances that fell his way. Replaced by van Persie in the second period.

  • Shinji Kagawa
    785
    62
    3.00

    Shinji Kagawa

    Showed enough in his 45 minutes on the field to suggest that he could become a regular starter. Delightful cross laid on Anderson's header against the bar.

Substitutions

  • Marouane Fellaini
    65
    283
    2.50

    Marouane Fellaini

    Caused problems in the air but not able to impose himself on the game after coming on. Had goal rightly chalked off for offside.

  • Adnan Januzaj
    237
    237
    2.50

    Adnan Januzaj

    Showed what he can do with some mazy runs after being given a free role at half-time. Lack of end product left forwards frustrated though.

  • Robin van Persie
    69
    247
    2.00

    Robin van Persie

    Pretty much marked out of the game by the superb Olsson. Never got a sniff of finding a goal.

  • B. Myhill
    41
    12
    3.00

    B. Myhill

    Had little chance with the goal and was assured with everything else he had to do. A solid if unspectacular display.

  • Jonas Olsson
    79
    8
    4.00

    Jonas Olsson

    An absolutely heroic performance despite early cut to his head. Almost got on the scoresheet as header hit the crossbar.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    31
    8
    3.00

    Liam Ridgewell

    Managed to halt the threat of Nani in the second period and won some key headers in the area.

  • Gareth McAuley
    34
    10
    3.50

    Gareth McAuley

    Helped keep Rooney quiet and invariably cleared almost everything that Olsson dealt with. Deserves much praise.

  • Billy Jones
    25
    13
    3.00

    Billy Jones

    United's lack of width in the absence of Evra saw him have a relatively quiet game. Helped out centre-backs manfully when required.

  • Claudio Yacob
    36
    9
    3.50

    Claudio Yacob

    A rock in midfield, did a lot of the dirty work that sometimes goes unseen. Was crucial in breaking up play throughout.

  • Morgan Amalfitano
    182
    8
    4.50

    Morgan Amalfitano Top of the Match

    Absolutely electric on the right wing and capped performance with marvellous individual strike. Growing into his new surroundings with every display.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    50
    9
    2.50

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    Booking early on inhibited him slightly but used it as spur to get forward more.

  • Stéphane Sessegnon
    84
    11
    3.50

    Stéphane Sessegnon

    Despite sometimes looking as if he wanted to be elsewhere, played excellent pass to create winning goal. Always a threat going forward.

  • Scott Sinclair
    33
    21
    2.50

    Scott Sinclair

    Had little time to make an impact before injury ended his afternoon after only ten minutes.

  • Victor Anichebe
    50
    16
    3.00

    Victor Anichebe

    Worked hard despite hamstring injury sometimes leaving him fairly motionless. Helped out in defence excellently late on.

Substitutions

  • Diego Lugano
    31
    13

    Diego Lugano

    Came on too late to make any real impact.

  • Markus Rosenberg
    17
    16

    Markus Rosenberg

    Arrived too late to make any impact on the game.

  • Saido Berahino
    64
    11
    3.50

    Saido Berahino

    Took winning goal well after two earlier misses. Quiet on the left-hand side but came alive around the box.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2