Manchester United player ratings v QPR; Blind and Rojo impress in victory

Inside Old Trafford

We assess the performances of Manchester United's players against Queens Park Rangers today.

David de Gea 7 - made a superb save to deny Charlie Austin's long range volley, and kept the QPR star out again from just inside the box as he kept United on level terms in the first half.

Phil Jones 6 - was bizarrely on corner taking duties today in a strange decision from either the squad or Louis van Gaal, and didn't offer much ball-playing out from the back, largely hoofing the ball forward aimlessly - which United need at times.

Jonny Evans 5 - struggled throughout against Austin and Bobby Zamaora, and much like Jones, resorted to long balls forward. Coming under huge pressure from fans now.

Marcos Rojo 7 - confident with the ball at his feet and was strong in the air and in the tackle. An impressive showing from the Argentine.

Antonio Valencia 6 - offered some energy down the right hand side and notched an assist with a good pull back for Marouane Fellaini to open the scoring.

Daley Blind 7 - made a number of interceptions and continues to be an effective player in different positions and different systems - will surely now be one of the first names on van Gaal's team sheet.

Michael Carrick 6 - passed it well and kept things ticking over without really having too much of an impact on the game.

Wayne Rooney 5 - his passing was poor against Southampton and seemed to get worse today. The experiment with Rooney in midfield just isn't working anymore.

Juan Mata 5 - hauled off at half time. Ineffectual, and just didn't get into dangerous enough positions to harm QPR. Starting to fade after a brief run of form.

Angel Di Maria 6 - had a couple of bright moments but is still being misused as van Gaal tries to recreates Arjen Robben's role in his Netherlands side from the World Cup last summer.

Radamel Falcao 6 - a tough day, but United have to be encouraged that he's getting into goalscoring positions. Woeful miss from close range in the second half but offered more than Robin van Persie has lately.


Marouane Fellaini 7 - came on at half time and made an impact, offering a more physical presence as well as hammering home the opening goal.

James Wilson 7 - was introduced in place of Jonny Evans and repaid van Gaal's faith with a well taken goal on the break.

Ander Herrera all came on late in the day, but wasn't on for long enough to make an impact.

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