Tottenham 2 Man United 2: Player ratings as Wayne Rooney saves Red Devils

Tottenham 2 Man United 2: Player ratings as Wayne Rooney rescues a point for the Red Devils at White Hart Lane

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris Didn’t have any chance of stopping the first goal but conceded a definite penalty which allowed Rooney to level – again. Usually so reliable but errors in consecutive games now for the Frenchman. 5/10

Kyle Walker Sweetly struck free-kick for the goal but undone by a mindless touch at the other end gifted Rooney the equaliser. 6

Michael Dawson Looked happier playing a deeper line but still showing his limitations against the best sides. 6

Vlad Chiriches Probably the best of Tottenham’s summer signings and looked assured today against an in-form attack. 7

Jan Vertonghen Not his best game for Spurs and given a tough time by Valencia who kept getting past the Belgian. 5

Sandro Still Tottenham’s best holding midfielder and has now added phenomenal long-range goals to his game, which is a useful skill. 7

Paulinho Looked solid next to Sandro in the middle. Has proved to be a useful buy and did his shift going forward as well as back. 7

Aaron Lennon His pace ignited some urgency into a languid Tottenham attacking unit. Had the beating of Evra on numerous occasions. 7

Mousa Dembele Game seemed to pass him by at times and was rarely influential. 6

Nacer Chadli A quiet afternoon for the Belgian winger. Spurs fans would have been surprised not to have seen his number go up for Townsend rather than Lennon’s. 5

Roberto Soldado Fluffed his lines in front of goal when given his one and only chance but more than useful in build-up play to bring others in. 7


Andro Townsend Full of running but not end product. Again. 6

Jermain Defoe Wasn’t able to muster a winner for his side. Will be growing increasingly frustrated that he isn’t starting these sorts of games. 6

Gylfi Sigurdsson N/A

Manchester United

David De Gea Could do little about Walker’s goal and two David De Gea’s wouldn’t have saved Sandro’s stunner. 6

Chris Smalling Not the most arduous of tasks marking Chadli but is certainly getting better in that right-back position. 7

Nemanja Vidic Coped well and rarely looked troubled. Goals from a free-kick and one wonder strike are difficult to defend against. 7

Jonny Evans Conceded the free-kick which led to the opener but aside from this dealt with the threat from Spurs well. 6

Patrice Evra Can’t have enjoyed facing Lennon all afternoon but was still able to get forward and support attacks. 6

Tom Cleverley Looked far more assured when playing with Kagawa ahead of him and Jones and Rooney dropping in. Unable to transform a game but was effective in a better set-up for him. 6

Phil Jones Arguably at fault for the opener but looked solid in a bolstered midfield. 6

Antonio Valencia Very effective down the right flank. Numerous crosses in and attacked the by-line with a great deal of success. 7

Shinji Kagawa The midfielder’s star is finally slowing rising under Moyes. Two good showings in a row now and linked the midfield and attack superbly. 7

Danny Welbeck Won the penalty and offered his usual supporting actor role to Rooney with effect. 6

Wayne Rooney (Man of the match) Combined his lone front-man role well with his desire to drop deep. Textbook poacher’s goal and a confident penalty. 8


Javier Hernandez Sent on to grab the winner. Looked lively but nothing dropped for him in the box. 6

Ashley Young N/A

Nani N/A

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