Manchester United lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter final, with record signing Angel Di Maria sent off and David De Gea heroics not enough. Player ratings follow.
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David De Gea: 8/10
A series of sublime saves kept Manchester United in the game, but the Spaniard was let down by his own defence.
Antonio Valencia: 2/10
At fault for both goals. Without Valencia’s errors, Man Utd might still be in the FA Cup.
Chris Smalling: 5/10
Regularly caught ball watching, on his heels or under the ball, and has not developed nearly enough.
Marcos Rojo: 5/10
Marcos Rojo was fortunate to stay on the field after pulling Danny Welbeck back as he ran clear, but stayed on the pitch with the referee ignoring the Arsenal man’s protests. Rojo doesn’t appear the dominant centre half Man Utd require.
Luke Shaw: 5/10
Yet to find his feet at Man Utd, and replaced at half time.
Daley Blind: 4/10
Daley Blind is a utility man yet to find his role at Old Trafford. The Dutchman was wonderful at the World Cup under Louis Van Gaal, but doesn’t seem the top class holding midfielder required by Manchester United.
Marouane Fellaini: 6/10
Marouane Fellaini is a basic player, immense physique and flailing elbows, but despite eight fouls to his name he was largely effective. As Man Utd launched the ball towards his head time and time again, the big Belgian regularly found his team-mates with nod-downs.
Ander Herrera: 6/10
Hauled off at half time, but Manchester United were far less effective after the break – losing the battle in midfield.
Angel Di Maria: 4/10
Brilliant cross for Wayne Rooney’s goal, but two yellow cards in quick succession – one for simulation, and the other for tugging referee Michael Oliver’s shirt – gave his team an uphill task they couldn’t match.
Ashley Young: 6/10
Ashley Young has been Man Utd’s most improved player under Louis Van Gaal, but was not able to find the winning goal he managed against Newcastle United.
Wayne Rooney: 7/10
Isolated, and often dropped deep in search of the ball, but scored the one presentable opportunity he was given – a fantastic run and header from Angel Di Maria’s cross.