Jones the best and Young the worst for United…
Manchester United player ratings:
- 01 de Gea – 6
Another solid performance from the Spaniard, and another Champions League clean sheet.
- 02 Rafael – 7
Solid in defence, but also got forward impressively up the right flank. Easily United’s first-choice right-back.
- 28 Büttner (Antonio Valencia – 88′ ) – 6 & n/a
Tried to create width for United, but didn’t look too composed with the ball at his feet.
- 04 Jones – 8
Had a barnstorming game in the middle of the park. Capped off his ultra-impressive performance with the all important goal, too.
- 05 Ferdinand – 5
Sloppy in the first-half, and looked remarkably off the pace. Did eventually keep a clean sheet, though.
- 06 Evans – 6
Was troubled by the pace and quick passing of Shakhtar’s little Brazilians.
- 44 Januzaj – 6
A bright spark early on, but faded in the final thirty minutes.
- 11 Giggs (Cleverley – 63′ Booked ) 5 & 6
Couldn’t quite handle the quick running and slick passing of Shakhtar, and was subbed after the hour for the equally ineffective Cleverley.
- 10 Rooney – 6
Quite night for the in form striker. Did go very close with a free kick in the first.
- 26 Kagawa – 7
Passed very well, but rarely created any guilt edged chances for Rooney.
- 18 Young (van Persie – 63′ ) 4 & 6
Terrible night for the Englishman, where he trended on Twitter again, but for all the wrong reasons. Missed two guilt edged chances, as well.