Player Ratings: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United – Rooney magic and Fellaini fire


David de Gea 7 - Made a number of quality saves throughout the contest, the best of which being a full stretch stop to deny a low Cameron Jerome drive. Solid in his distribution and catching too.
Chris Smalling 5 - Was at times awkward at right back and doesn’t offer the same outlet Rafael does when going forward. Contributed little to United’s attacks but fared OK when defending.
Rio Ferdinand 6 - Comfortable on what may be one of his final outings alongside Vidic at centre-half. Untested defensively and brought the ball out from the back well.
Nemanja Vidic 6 - Started off a little sluggishly but improved as Palace defended deep. Solid in the air but might have scored with a close range header. Booked.
Patrice Evra 6 - Attacked with vigour in the second half and was involved ...

Read the rest of this post (external)