Player Ratings – Manchester United
Sergio Romero (7/10) – Rarely had anything to do.
Matteo Darmian (7/10) – OFF 77. Good going forward, didn’t get many chances to cross the ball into the box.
Chris Smalling (7/10) – Excellent performance again. Turned into a leader at the back this season.
Daley Blind (7/10) – Very good on the ball and in the air.
Luke Shaw (7/10) – Excellent going forward and very good defensively.
Morgan Schneiderlin (6/10) – Worked hard in midfield, won the ball back a number of times.
Bastian Schweinsteiger (6/10) – OFF 59. Took a kick to the ankle in the first half. Not a great performance.
Juan Mata (6/10) – Kept cutting inside during the first half. Worked hard for the team but didn’t create too much.
Adnan Januzaj (6/10) – OFF 67. Played ok but didn’t find a final pass.
Memphis Depay (7/10) – Caused Mbemba many problems but couldn’t find a final shot/pass.
Wayne Rooney (6/10) – Worked hard, had a couple of shots but didn’t find the net.
Javier Hernandez (6/10) – ON 67. Should have scored when he came on, missed a good opportunity.
Michael Carrick (8/10) – ON 59. Excellent passing, got the ball forward. Should have started the match.
Antonio Valencia (5/10) – ON 77. Didn’t have an impact at all!
Player Ratings – Newcastle
Tim Krul (7/10) – Made some excellent saves late on.
Chancel Mbemba (6/10) – Had a nightmare defending against Memphis in the first half. Got better as the match went on.
Steven Taylor (7/10) – Very good defensive performance. Solid.
Fabricio Coloccini (7/10) – Played very well throughout the match. Much better than last season.
Massadio Haidara (7/10) – Good threat going forward and good in defence.
Vernon Anita (6/10) – Played well after the first 20 minutes.
Jack Colback (6/10) – Did ok in midfield, defended well.
Gabriel Obertan (6/10) – OFF 69. Didn’t offer much going forward at all.
Georginio Wijnaldum (7/10) – A number of great runs from midfield. Worked very hard.
Ayoze Perez (6/10) – OFF 78. Good skilful runs in the first half but didn’t have an impact in the second half.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (5/10) – OFF 88. Hit the bar from a header, hold up play not great.
Papiss Cisse (N/A) – ON 88. Little time to make any impact.
Florian Thauvin (6/10) – ON 69. Did ok when he came on, had a couple of good runs. Could have scored a goal.
Cheick Tiote (6/10) – ON 78 Helped kept the shape in central midfield.