Sunday, August 18, 2013

Player Ratings: Manchester United 4 - Swansea City 1

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A rather complete performance from the visitors, winning comfortably at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea to inaugurate the David Moyes era at Manchester United.  Some brief thoughts on the individual performances in what was a comprehensive team victory:

De Gea: Not much to do in the first half, nor much he could have done on Bony's late goal.  Solid 8.0

Evra: Caught ball watching early but looked positive going forward 7.0

Ferdinand: Positionally excellent, veteran led from the back 7.5

Vidic: Won the aerial battle, cleaned up messes well 8.0

Jones: Decent performance in not his favorite spot on the pitch. Mr. Utility 7.0

Carrick: Not his best effort by any means, but steady as she goes 7.5

Cleverley: Relatively anonymous performance in midfield 7.0

Giggs: Two early misses and multiple turnovers showed his age, but still managed to provide for the game's first goal 6.5

Valencia: Laid ball on a platter for Welbeck's goal 7.0

Welbeck: Broke his duck early and added a stunning second goal late on, but messing about in the defensive end led to an opening for the Swans 8.5

RVP:  Fine touch and ridiculously classy finishes for both goals. He's at the top of his game. 9.0


Rooney (Giggs): Beautiful run provided RVP with necessary space, and his vision was responsible for Welbeck's second of the day 8.5

Anderson (Van Persie): N/A

This is farlieonfootie for August 18.

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