Man United 4 QPR 0: Player ratings as Angel di Maria sparkles

Man United 4 QPR 0: Player ratings as Angel di Maria sparkles on Red Devils home debut

By Daniel Jolly
Man United

Manchester United

David De Gea Spanish stopper wasn’t tested for the majority of the game but was lucky to get away with shanked clearance. 5/10

Rafael da Silva Typical all-action display from the Brazilian full-back as he was useful at both ends of the pitch. Making his first start since March’s victory against Aston Villa. 7

Jonny Evans Powerful presence at the heart of the home defence and was willing to pass to all areas of the pitch. Made crucial block to deny Phillips. 6

Tyler Blackett The latest Academy graduate from the United conveyor belt looked more comfortable after being catapulted into first-team reckoning. 5

Marcos Rojo Formed a useful Argentine axis on the left-hand side for the hosts. Solid display after protacted wait for work permit. 6

Daley Blind Integral part of the new system employed by the hosts as was key in distributing the ball and breaking up any sniff of a threat. 6

Ander Herrera Always keen to get involved in attacking proceedings in hard-working performance and got his reward with accurate finish to double the lead. 8

Angel Di Maria (man of the match) Dream debut for the £59.7m midfielder as he opened the scoring after 23 minutes with a teasing free-kick which evaded everyone. Direct running and early crosses made him a constant threat. 9

Juan Mata Tipped to be the next victim in Louis van Gaal’s cull and looked subdued for long periods but netted after Di Maria scuffed a shot. Spaniard has now scored eight goals in his last 10 league games for United. 6

Wayne Rooney Newly-anointed skipper for club and country ensured that contest was effectively over before the break with a well-taken third. Has now scored 175 PL goals, putting him joint third in the all-time list with Thierry Henry. 7

Robin van Persie Dutch forward still looks lacking in match sharpness and needs to do more to keep his new Colombian team-mate out of the side. 5


Radamel Falcao Missed good chance to open his account but was denied by a good stop from Green. Showed neat touches to link attacks. 5

Antonio Valencia Employed in a now familiar full-back role after his introduction and always willing to offer an overlap. 5

Adnan Januzaj N/A

Queens Park Rangers

Robert Green Had no chance with the goals. Made good stops to ensure floodgates didn’t open further. 5

Mauricio Isla Solid performance from the full-back but always had his work out against the unstoppable Di Maria. 6

Rio Ferdinand Had a difficult afternoon on his return to a club where he made 455 appearances and won 10 trophies. 5

Stephen Caulker Tipped to be an England prospect but was guilty of backing off the onrushing forwards too often. 4

Clint Hill Veteran defender found it tough going against the tireless pairing of Herrera and Rafael. Substituted at half-time. 5

Sandro Tough-tackling Brazilian will prove to be a valuable asset as the spoiler in the Rangers midfield and worked hard to try and contain a wealth of talent in the home ranks. 6

Leroy Fer Poor display from the strong midfielder. Passing was often off target. 4

Niko Kranjcar Showed neat touches in midfield areas and forced home keeper in a smart low stop in early stages of second half. Now in his fourth spell under the management of Harry Redknapp. 5

Matt Phillips Former Blackpool winger found life difficult as he was well-marshalled by new boy Rojo. Failure to make the most of opportunity in first half proved pivotal. 5

Junior Hoilett Pacey winger was forced into defensive areas on a regular basis by the forward-thinking tendancies of Rafael. Made little impact. 4

Charlie Austin Difficult afternoon for the potent forward. Given no service as wingers were stifled. 4


Armand Traore Bearded Frenchman added different option to the R’s, and meant they had more width going forward. 6

Eduardo Vargas Chilean striker should have made more of rare sight of goal for visitors after Blackett’s error. 5

Karl Henry Straight swap for the injured Sandro and didn’t make an impact on proceedings. 4

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