Newcastle United v Manchester United player ratings from fans – What might have been…
The results of the Newcastle United v Manchester United player ratings by fans.
Always interested to see what supporters have collectively made of the latest performance, when using our interactive ratings system.
Each player marked out of 10 and the averages below.
When you get beat and still your goalkeeper is Newcastle’s man of the match, it tells a story.
However, whereas last week against Leicester when Martin Dubravka got man of the match and there were very few other positives, this time the Slovakian keeper wasn’t the only one to emerge with credit.
Of course it was gutting to lose but when the opposition bring on £100m worth of subs and leave a similar amount on the bench, it is a totally different extreme to where Rafa has been so undermined by Mike Ashley.
Dubravka (8.2) was superb and I think deserving of a far higher mark, which of course he would have got if Newcastle had hung on for a draw, or especially if it had been an away win.
Good to see three attacking players in the next highest positions.
Muto (7.6) making his first PL start was very good, loads of movement and pace, plus an excellent goal.
Jonjo Shelvey (7.4) was always available for the ball and a key part of pretty much every attacking move, he didn’t deserve to be on the losing team.
Whilst a massive relief to see Kenedy (7.1) bounce back to form, he also scored a great goal but overall he was far more of a threat than recently and worked hard when tracking back.
As for weaknesses?
Everybody worked hard in the first eleven but Mohamed Diame (4.8) continues to struggle to really impact on games, plus he missed an even easier close range free header than the one against Leicester.
I actually thought Javier Manquillo (5.5) didn’t do too bad on the left but he is basically a player out of his depth in the Premier League.
As for the rest – the other five starters all got respectable scores above 6.0.
Fernandez (6.7) and Lascelles (6.5) were for the most part very good but the pressure was relentless in that final half hour, ball after ball into the box.
Matt Ritchie (6.4) put in a typically energetic display, whilst Yedlin (6.3) was up against Man Utd’s most dangerous player on the day in Martial. The full-back also put in a couple of excellent sprints forward that could have produced more goals but instead were stopped by cynical fouls.
Ayoze Perez (6.1) completes the picture, a striker with very little pace, he looked a lot better with the mobile Muto rather than Joselu up front.
As for the subs…not a lot to say and a massive extreme contrast to the quality Man Utd had sitting there.
Murphy (4.2) and Joselu (3.2) brought nothing to the table, whilst Atsu (2.3) was shocking yet again, looks totally disinterested and a simple lack of effort when he came on.
Below are the ratings as voted by Newcastle fans up to 7am Monday:
If you haven’t already put in your Newcastle United v Manchester United player ratings, go HERE and you can still input your own marks out of 10 for each player, then check back later to see whether the overall interactive ratings have changed for the team as more fans vote.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Manchester United 3 Newcastle United 2
Newcastle: Kenedy 7, Muto 10
Man Utd: Mata 70, Martial 76, Sanchez 90
Possession was Man Utd 73% Newcastle 27%
Total shots were Man Utd 18 Newcastle 13
Shots on target were Man Utd 10 Newcastle 8
Corners were Man Utd 10 Newcastle 6
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy (Murphy 68), Perez (Joselu 88), Muto (Atsu 78)
Darlow, Clark, Schar, Hayden
Crowd: 74,519 (NUFC Approx 3,000)
(Alan Shearer blames referee for Newcastle not beating Man Utd – Read Here)
(NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s cruel defeat Here)
(Positives and Negatives from the match Here)
(A tale of two benches – Read Here)
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