Manchester United v Real Madrid player ratings - Young stars again

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Manchester United rounded out convincing 3-1 winners against European Champions Real Madrid on Saturday, setting up a Champions Cup final with Liverpool next week.

United looked like a side comfortable and used to playing with one another, while Real looked fragmented and generally short of ideas.

Here’s how each player fared as the Reds remained unbeaten under new manager Louis Van Gaal.

Manchester United

David De Gea – Fairly quiet, but generally solid game. Diving catch from Isco his highlight. 7/10.

Jonny Evans – Good enough when called upon, likely to feature heavily under Van Gaal until someone is brought in. 7/10.

Phil Jones – Like Evans, performed well in a new look United defence, could be his break-through season. 7/10.

Michael Keane – Skinned by Gareth Bale and gave away a penalty. A harsh lesson to be learned against top sides. 5/10.

Antonio Valencia - Gave Nacho a hard time down right side. Looks refreshed after disappointing World Cup. 7/10.

Ander Herrera – Sure to be a star at United. Beautiful vision and some ever promising link up with countryman Mata will excite Reds fans.7/10.

Darren Fletcher - Good awareness for first goal. Picked up in central position and squared to Young under pressure. Experience could be key in United’s new regime. 8/10.

Ashley Young- Took first goal well to slot past Casillas. Dangerous, swooping ball in for the second, which he will claim after Rooney just missed out on making contact. Looks a new player under Van Gaal. 8/10.

Juan Mata – Starting to look as dangerous as he was in his Chelsea days. Slick, clever player with plenty of invention. 7/10.

Wayne Rooney- Unfortunate not to get on the end of Young’s ball to claim United’s second goal, but looks at home in their attack. Flashes of genius that they will need from him all season long. 7/10.

Danny Welbeck – Went off injured during the first half but was largely anonymous during his time on the pitch. 6/10.

Noteable substitutions:

Wilfried Zaha – Must do better. Make or break season for the youngster but too many failed tricks led to loss of possession. 5/10.

Shinji Kagawa – Delightful chip for Hernandez’s goal to make it 3-1, the kind of delivery we’ve rarely seen during his time in England. 7/10.

Javier Hernandez – Typical potency in the penalty area bagged him a goal for his cameo appearance. 7/10.

Real Madrid

Iker Casillas – Has to be doing better with Young’s long range effort in the first-half. Arguably could have come and claimed Kagawa’s cross for Hernandez goal also. 5/10.

Alvaro Arbeloa – Picked up a booking for reckless challenge and failed to keep tight to his men. Arsene Wenger may be forced to think again. 5/10.

Sergio Ramos – Looked out of sorts and failed to compose his back line. 5/10.

Pepe – Like Ramos, not a convincing performance and failed to get out of second gear. 5/10.

Nacho – Was run ragged by Antonio Valencia in the first half, and could not handle the Ecuador winger’s pace. 5/10.

Dani Carvajal – Struggled to make a mark on the game from a slightly more offensive position on the right, but looked composed when in possession. 6/10.

Xabi Alonso – Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the night. Failed to grasp the game and dictate with his ball retention and passing variety. 5/10.

Illarra – Tough night on a rare appearance for the 24-year-old. Struggled to nail down any influence in midfield, and did not contain the likes of Mata and Herrea. 6/10.

Luka Modric – Looked way off the pace by his usual high standards. A few sloppy passes lead to loss of possession and the Croatian failed to provide the supply behind Isco. 5/10.

Isco – A bit out of his depth in his new false-nine like role. Unconvinced he can step in for the likes of Benzema and Ronaldo if called upon. 5/10.

Gareth Bale - Won the penalty, slotted easily. Great skill to break into United penalty area and set-up Isco, who should have done better. Looks so dangerous with the ball, by far Madrid’s best player. 7/10.

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Noteable substitutions:

Cristiano Ronaldo – Late cameo appearance in first game back from summer holidays. 6/10.

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