Newcastle 3 Manchester United 3 Player Ratings: Rooney at his absolute best


Wayne Rooney is always tagged as the worse player when Manchester United are playing poorly, however, he was at his majestic best last night in an exciting 3-3 draw. On the wake of full-time result, we take a look at Newcastle vs Manchester United Player Ratings.

Newcastle 3 Manchester United 3 Player Ratings

It was one of the most exciting games we witness this season featuring Manchester United. There were goals, fluent counter attacks and the odd defensive shake-ups. Even Louis Van Gaal was at his animated best in the dugout, perhaps his New Year resolution.

Manchester United Player Ratings vs Newcastle

De Gea: (7) – Two blinding saves to deny Toons a win, however, could not do anything to deny the equalizer

Young: (6) – Had a steady game, good in defense and was an outlet while attacking.

Smalling: (5.5) – Not one of his best games, gave away the pen and deflected the leveler.

Blind: (6) – Assured game from the Dutchman, good in reading game & linking attacks.

Darmian: (6.5) – All over the pitch making his presence felt.

Schneiderlin: (6.5) – Forget the Red Zone, when he plays, United look a better side.

Fellaini: (6) – Assured in his tackles, was key in winning pen for United.

Lingard: (6.5) – The youngster is coming off age this season, his goal was a touch of class.

Martial: (6.5) – Always drawing his opposing full-backs, one of his better games in recent weeks.

Herrera: (7) – The Spaniard looked terrific in the Number10 role, his movements were sublime.

Rooney: (8) – Not getting carried away, he had a superb game, peach of a goal and a brilliant assist for Lingard.


Memphis (6), Mata (5),

Newcastle Player Ratings vs Manchester United

Elliot (6), Janmaat (6.5), Mbemba (5), Coloccini (6.5), Dummett (6.5), Sissoko (6.5), Tiote (6), Colback (6), Wijnaldum (7.5), Perez (6), Mitrovic (6.5)

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