PSV 2-1 Manchester United: Player Ratings

Source: @Telegraph
Source: @Telegraph /

Manchester United were left shocked after a stunning PSV Eindhoven comeback resulted in the Red Devils losing their first Champions League group stage match.

After taking the lead through an incredible Memphis Depay goal, Hector Moreno and Luciano Narsingh hit back to put a dampener on United’s return to Europe.

Apart from the wings, the Reds looked short of ideas in attack and sloppy in defence and to add further disappointment to the performance was the sickening injury to Luke Shaw, who is set to miss six months of action after having an operation on a double fracture to his leg.

United will now need to bounce back against Wolfsburg in their next European game but first, are the ratings from the sides defeat in the Netherlands.

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Starting Eleven:

GK. Manchester United. DAVID DE GEA. 6. The Spaniard was largely untested throughout the game and could do nothing about either of PSV’s goals. Solid distribution and unfortunate to be on the losing end.

5. A surprisingly sloppy performance from the former Torino man who was repeatedly beaten by his man and was out of position leading to Narsingh’s goal. Wasn’t much of a threat going forward either and needs a big response on Sunday against Southampton.. RB. Manchester United. MATTEO DARMIAN

6.5. United’s captain on the night, Smalling looked composed on the ball and held his own with some dominant tackles. Let down by the rest of his defence despite attempts to help them.. CB. Manchester United. CHRIS SMALLING

6. Vociferously booed by the PSV fans and never looked comfortable throughout the game. Switched to left back after Shaw’s injury and provided an assist for Memphis’ goal. Hit a few poor crosses which summed up United’s display.. CB. Manchester United. DALEY BLIND

6.5. Started brightly and embarked on a marauding run only to be horrifically cut down by Moreno resulting in a broken leg. Terrible for a player who seemed to be growing into his position at United after an insipid debut season.. LB. Manchester United. LUKE SHAW

Started well and screened his defence intelligently while embarking on some trademark runs from deep. Faded after the break though and was uncharacteristically sloppy with his passing.. CM. Manchester United. BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER. 6

CM. Manchester United. ANDER HERRERA. 6. Deployed in a deeper midfield role alongside Schweinsteiger, but similar to his partner was unable to grab a foothold in the centre of the pitch and his impact was stifled once PSV got their equaliser.

7. Returned to his old stomping ground and scored a spectacular goal to open proceedings. Constantly looked to get at the PSV defence and was United’s brightest player on the night. Unfortunate to end up on the losing side.. RW. Manchester United. MEMPHIS DEPAY

Finally got a chance to prove his credentials in his favoured role behind the striker, Mata failed to grasp the opportunity though. Some moments of creativity but they were too few and far apart to create a difference for United.. CAM. Manchester United. JUAN MATA. 6

Constantly stretched the play and used his pace to get the better of his man on several occasions. More composure was needed with his final delivery though.. LW. Manchester United. ASHLEY YOUNG. 6.5

ANTHONY MARTIAL. 6.5. His first start for United after his heroics against Liverpool, was kept quiet by Bruma though. Never stopped trying and showed a hunger for the ball, which led to some bright moments for the youngster. A bright spark was his connection with Depay during the game which should grow on as the season gets into its rhythm.. ST. Manchester United

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6. Came on for Shaw after his horror injury for his first competitive minutes for United this season. Customarily solid in defence however his distribution again remained a worry and should have dealt with the second goal better.. CB. Manchester United. MARCOS ROJO

5.5. Brought on to add physicality to the attack but the Belgian had no real impact on the game and his touch let him down at several moments.. CAM. Manchester United. MAROUANE FELLAINI

5.5. Replaced Young and highlights the lack of firepower for United with the Ecuadorian being brought on as a game changer by Van Gaal. Had little impact.. RW. Manchester United. ANTONIO VALENCIA

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