Preston 1 Man United 3: Player ratings as Red Devils reach FA Cup last eight

Player ratings as Manchester United come from a goal down to beat Preston North End and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals

By Sid Selant

Preston North End

Thorsten Stuckmann Rarely tested by the multi-million pound United strike-force. Fouled Rooney for Penalty. 5/10

Paul Huntington Alongside his captain Clarke made some vital challenges. 5

Tom Clarke (man of the match) Commanded his defence very well. Great intercepting header in the second half. Preston’s best player on the night. 7

Bailey Wright The 22-year-old Australian did his job well and made a great tackle in the first half to deny Rooney. 5

Scott Laird Drilled in a low shot on 48 minutes to set alight Deepdale. 5

John Welsh Played well but was kept at bay by United midfield. 5

Paul Gallagher Leicester City loanee not involved in the game as much as the Preston faithful would have wanted. Not influential at all. 4

Joe Garner Leading marksman had to graft to create chances. Still getting back to full fitness. Had an opportunity to double the hosts lead. 4

Neil Kilkenny Had a reasonably good game. Too busy keeping his eye on the united midfield. 4

Chris Humphrey Right flanker but was kept at bay by Shaw. Nerves of playing against United got to him. 4

Kevin Davies The 37-year-old former Bolton striker hustled and bustled the United defence. Always at the centre of all the Preston’s attacks. Lucky to avoid second yellow card. 6


Callum Robinson N/A

Scott Wiseman N/A

Kyle Reid N/A

Manchester United

David De Gea Had very little to do in the game. Maybe could have done better for Preston’s goal as the ball slipped through his grasp. 5

Antonio Valencia Played right-back and not really tested by Preston. Ventured forward occasionally. Should have done better to block Laird’s effort. 5

Chris Smalling Relatively comfortable evening. Almost got caught out in the first half. Very relaxed approach to the game. 5

Marcos Rojo Quite evening but yellow carded for a foul on Joe Garner. 5

Luke Shaw The busier of the United full-backs. Former Saint combined well with Di Maria down the left flank. 5

Daley Blind Dutch international had the freedom of Deepdale in the middle of the pitch. Controlled the game as everything went through him. 6

Marouane Fellani Not much of a threat in the first 45 minutes. Improved when moved up front alongside Rooney. Scored on 72 minutes with a close range finish. 8

Angel Di Maria The £60m summer signing got into some great positions but lacked the quality pass. 6

Ander Herrera Spaniard scored his second FA Cup goal in two games for United on 64 minutes with a tidy finish from just outside the penalty box. 7

Radamel Falcao The Colombian forward looked nothing like the superstar who graced the Spanish league. Rarely threatened the Preston defence. Below-par performance. Substituted on 60 minutes. 3

Wayne Rooney Played centre-forward and had a lively first half. He needed more balls to feed from in the first half. Scored his first goal of 2015 from the penalty spot. 6


Ashley Young Changed the game when he replaced Falcao. Supplied crosses for Herrera and Fellani goals. Constant threat when he attacked. 7

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