Bayern Munich 3 Man Utd 1: Player ratings

Bayern Munich 3 Man Utd 1: Player ratings as the Red Devils make their European exit at last-eight stage

By Daragh Small
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Manuel Neuer The one-time United target was steady and assured in goal. Wasn’t given much to do and certainly wasn’t at fault for Evra’s thunderbolt. 6/10

Dante Highlighted the threat of Rooney prior to kick-off and went about shutting him down. The Brazilian even had the chance to get forward and his pace looks to be a real asset to his team. 7

Jerome Boateng Currently a target of both Liverpool and tonight’s opponents, the former Manchester City recruit was another to speak highly of Rooney prior to kick-off and was part of the shut-out project. He and Dante are two of the most versatile centre-halves around form a formidable partnership if tonight is anything to go on. 7

David Alaba The 21-year-old Austrian got up and down the wing all night as is to be expected this stage. However, when he wasn’t making marauding runs, he took up the unusual role at the middle of the park part of Guardiola’s ludicrous master plan. 7

Philipp Lahm Many people believe the 30-year-old Germany international is one of the greatest to have the graced the Bavarian turf. Playing in his more accustomed central-midfield role, Lahm was instrumental to his side’s success, even if just for his calming effect and presence around the middle. 7

Arjen Robben (Man-of-the-match) Tormenter-in-chief of United a week ago, Robben was critical of the opposition’s ‘handball’ like defensive approach and backed up his trash talk with a tremendous display. His penetrative runs caused problems and got a goal of his own. 9

Mario Götze Another one of Bayern’s youthful FC Hollywood brigade, Gotze was replaced by Rafinha when confusion struck after the United goal. Never imposed himself on the game, with Kroos the more potent threat. 6

Thomas Mueller He seems to have been around for ever and the 24-year-old’s workman-like style of play has earned many admirers in his career so far. His goal and display to boot will add to his lofty reputation as one of the best strikers in the world at present. 7

Toni Kroos Another Xavi-like performance from the man that David Moyes could only dream about putting into his United midfield. Tuesday’s murmurings that he may be ready to join the red side of Manchester may ease the pain of the damage he inflicted here. 7

Frank Ribery Kept quiet by Jones in the first leg, Ribery was on a mission to make amends in the second leg but wasn’t the threat that he might have been. Robben was the shining light and overawed his midfield teammate. 6

Mario Mandzukić Linked to several of Europe’s elite at present and the arrival of Robert Lewandowski in the summer should spark the end of his career in Bavaria. However, he has so much to offer for the lucky recipients. Another goal tonight and he may very well have got another couple to add to that. 8

Substitutes

Rafinha Got a yellow shortly after coming on but gave his team more impetus down the right flank, offering Robben support in kind. 7

Claudio Pizarro Had one shot that went straight at De Gea and didn’t have time to do much else. 6

Manchester United

David De Gea A United favourite at the moment, with a campaign being launched to make him player of the year. Couldn’t have done anything about tonight’s result. Won’t welcome the barren spell his club are about to encounter. 7

Phil Jones Jones said the team need to be willing to win ugly to progress. Losing ugly wasn’t part of the deal. He held Ribery all night and never let the Frenchman threaten the United goal. 7

Chris Smalling Was disciplined to keep the raiding Germans at bay for an hour but was hapless to resist what happened there after. 7

Nemanja Vidic Let Mueller get ahead of him for Bayern’s second goal but other than that he was a rock as always. He will be missed when he leaves for Inter Milan in the summer. Put his body on the line all night, none more so than when he took a shot to the mid-rift and was floored. 8

Patrice Evra He was brought in for Buttner due to his experience but his schoolboy error in the 57th was unforgiveable. One minute after hammering home a scintillating volley that shook the Allianz Arena to its core, he fell asleep, allowing Mandzukic all the time in the world to score his header. Other than that, he was generally poor and the French left-back was lucky to stay on the field when he was the last man as Robben got through. 6

Darren Fletcher Sacrificed for Hernandez with 20 minutes to go. The Scot gave a typically industrious display up against some of the greatest midfield talent around. 6

Michael Carrick Was anonymous again. One questions why his inclusion in this team is so important. United’s poor form and his abject performances aren’t a coincidence. 5

Antonio Valencia Was United’s greatest attacking outlet, providing width down the right wing. His pace was a thorn in the Bayern rearguard and he aided Jones in his defensive duties. 7

Wayne Rooney Had a poor game and had several opportunities where he could have left a lasting impact. His selfishness when not playing the ball to Kagawa in the opening minutes cost his team dearly. The injection could have been delayed until the next game. 6

Shinji Kagawa Moyes once again played Kagawa wide left where his impact on the game was minimal and the former Borussia Dortmund player has now tasted defeat by Bayern for the first time. 6

Danny Welbeck Was unfortunate to be taken off once more, this time for Januzaj, who did nothing for the cause. Welbeck worked hard in the face of adversity and just didn’t get his chance tonight. 6

Substitutes

Javier Hernandez Didn’t bring any of his scoring instincts with him to Germany. 6

Adnan Januzaj Came on late and had no effect on the game. 6

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