Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

This Forum is the main messageboard to discuss all things Claret and Blue and beyond
# 1
ClaretTony
Posts: 25114
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 11423 times
Has Liked: 2174 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby ClaretTony » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:55 pm

Please leave ratings for all players who have played 20 mins or more.

Scoring is from 3 to 10 as follows:

10 - Out of this World
9 - Excellent
8 - Very Good
7 - Good
6 - Average
5 - Below Par
4 - Poor
3 - Abysmal

# 2
whiffa
Posts: 613
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:58 pm
Been Liked: 172 times
Has Liked: 782 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby whiffa » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:17 pm

Heaton - 10 (Commanding and unlucky to concede the second)
Bardsley - 8
Tarkowski - 8
Mee - 8
Taylor - 8
Hendrick - 7 (Would have been 8 but for the pen)
Westwood - 8
Cork - 9 (Great interception for the first goal and looked comfortable on the ball under pressure)
McNeil - 7 (Had little impact but still had the confidence to take shots on and test De Gea)
Wood - 6 (Would have been 5 but for his goal, however did pressure high up the pitch well)
Barnes - 8 (Bullied all night, great finish with his left under pressure)
Last edited by whiffa on Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

# 3
RVclaret
Posts: 743
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:30 am
Been Liked: 166 times
Has Liked: 49 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby RVclaret » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:17 pm

Heaton 9 - Some outstanding saves and unlucky with the equaliser

Bardsley 8 - Excellent
Tarks 8 - Like above
Mee 8 - Like above
Taylor 9* - He has been excellent for a while now but this was the best of the lot

Hendrick 7 - Soft pen but needless arm on Lingard which allowed him to go down like he'd been shot
Westwood 8 - Another assist
Cork 8 - Solid
McNeil - 7 - Tidy and positive but tired (understandably)

Barnes 8 - Emphatic finish
Wood 8 - Good movement and good finish

JBG 7

High marks for what I felt was a winning performance against the leagues form team. Can't really fault the players. Shame we switched off from the corner clearance for their equaliser but other than that we were outstanding defensively.

# 4
whiffa
Posts: 613
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:58 pm
Been Liked: 172 times
Has Liked: 782 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby whiffa » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:18 pm

JBG didn't play more than 20 minutes.

# 5
RalphCoatesComb
Posts: 3445
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:38 pm
Been Liked: 1119 times
Has Liked: 1181 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby RalphCoatesComb » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:23 pm

Heaton 9 (MOM)
Bardsley 8
Tarks 9
Mee 9
Taylor 8
Hendrick 8
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 7
Barnes 8
Wood 8

JBG 7

# 6
Belial
Posts: 758
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:10 pm
Been Liked: 183 times
Has Liked: 118 times
Location: On a crazy train

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby Belial » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:25 pm

Heaton 9
Bards 8
Mee 9
Tarks 8
Taylor 8
Westwood 9
Cork 9
McNeill 7
Hendrick 7 (-1 for pen but unbelievable how much better he's been on the right)
Wood 7
Barnes 7

# 7
quoonbeatz
Posts: 2586
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:03 am
Been Liked: 1437 times
Has Liked: 556 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby quoonbeatz » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:30 pm

heaton - 9 excellent and his best save didn't even count

bardsley - 8 solid

tarkowski - 9 ridiculously assured

mee - 9 same as tarkowski

taylor - 9 man of the match for me, he was outstanding tonight

cork - 8 excellent pressing and showed great composure to slide in barnes for the 1st goal

westwood - 8 lovely cross in for the 2nd

hendrick - 7 naive but unlucky for the penalty as it gives lingard the option to con the ref, which he took with aplomb

mcneil - 7 not overawed on the big stage and tested de gea with a fine strike from distance

barnes - 8 tempted to give him 10 as he won me 40 quid for getting booked. emphatic finish.

wood - 7 lovely header, placed right where de gea knew he couldn't get to


back to front we were excellent tonight and have been denied taking 3 points of the county's in-form media darlings by two poor refereeing decisions.

better to concentrate on our performance though, which was everything we showed last season. grit, determination, patience, composure and playing the right way at the right times. we can play better for sure but no one can knock getting a point we'd all have taken before kick off, even if we deserved all 3.
These 3 users liked this post: Sonic yosserhughes Ashingtonclaret46

# 8
THEWELLERNUT70
Posts: 1508
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:13 pm
Been Liked: 431 times
Has Liked: 1059 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby THEWELLERNUT70 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:31 pm

Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Tarks 9 MOM
Mee 9
Taylor 8
Hendrick 8
Westwood 8
Cork 9
McNeil 7
Barnes 8
Wood 8

# 9
FCBurnley
Posts: 2362
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:56 pm
Been Liked: 587 times
Has Liked: 293 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby FCBurnley » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:35 pm

Heaton 10 Only beaten by pen and offside goal
Bardsley 8
Tarks 9
Mee 9
Taylor 10 Had Lingaard covered if Hendrick didnt give away pen
Hendrick 8 Stupid to give Lingaard the chance to simulate for the pen. Otherwise excellent
Westwood 8 Busy
Cork 8
Mcneil 7 Game passed him by a little but still showed tons of quality
Barnes 10 Gave United defence a torrid time. Great finish and was excellent first line of defence. Could not have done more
Wood 8 Front 2 are getting better as a unit every game

Gutted we didnt win but not many will win at OT with such bias in favour of home team. Great point. 5 PL unbeaten. Beat Saints and we will be well on our way to safety

# 10
jdrobbo
Posts: 3015
Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:01 pm
Been Liked: 1733 times
Has Liked: 435 times
Location: Leeds

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby jdrobbo » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:41 pm

Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Tarks 9
Mee 8
Taylor 9 MOM
Hendrick 8
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 8
Barnes 8
Wood 8

JBG 6

# 11
ClaretTony
Posts: 25114
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 11423 times
Has Liked: 2174 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby ClaretTony » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:46 pm

Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 8
Taylor 9*
Hendrick 8
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 8
Barnes 8
Wood 8

A performance to be proud of, absolutely outstanding against a very, very good team.
These 2 users liked this post: jdrobbo DomBFC1882

# 12
IanMcL
Posts: 12430
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Been Liked: 2423 times
Has Liked: 2561 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby IanMcL » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:48 pm

All 9 except Heaton 10.
Great performance and everyone did something special during the match.

Heaton made breathtakingly saves. Hence, the 10.

Very proud to be a Claret.

# 13
joey13
Posts: 3886
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:39 pm
Been Liked: 864 times
Has Liked: 709 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby joey13 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:50 pm

Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 8
Taylor 9*
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 8
Barnes 8
Wood 9

# 14
PhiladelphiaChris
Posts: 203
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:04 pm
Been Liked: 27 times
Has Liked: 144 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby PhiladelphiaChris » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:57 pm

Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Tarks 9
Mee 9
Taylor 9
Hendrick 8
Westwood 8
Cork 9
McNeil 8
Barnes 8
Wood 8

# 15
burnleymik
Posts: 1450
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Been Liked: 339 times
Has Liked: 1397 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby burnleymik » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:57 pm

Heaton 9 (MOM) - Two absolute top class saves. Played extremely well.
Bardsley 8 - Once again shines, absolutely nullifying Rashford.
Tarks 8 - Excellent
Mee 8 - Excellent
Taylor 9 - Excellent, one of his best games for us to date.
Hendrick 8 - Seems a different player in the new position
Westwood 8 - Works his socks off.
Cork 8 - Nothing outstanding, but did a good solid job.
McNeil 8 - When he picks up that ball and runs at the opposition it's magic. Rasping shot saved by De Gea.
Barnes 8 - Deserved his goal.
Wood 8 - First half he was terrible, but definitely perked up for the second half and took his goal well.

JBG - Thought he looked really good when he came on. Very promising to see him looking back to his old self.

Overall really impressed with this performance. Gutted we couldn't hold on, but anyone saying we would go away to this current UTD side, on their current form and we would get a 2-2 draw, I would have taken that in a heartbeat. COYC!

# 16
IanMcL
Posts: 12430
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Been Liked: 2423 times
Has Liked: 2561 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby IanMcL » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:02 am

joey13 wrote:Hendrick 7

Bit hard on the lad Joey! He was stopping everything, all match.

# 17
joey13
Posts: 3886
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:39 pm
Been Liked: 864 times
Has Liked: 709 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby joey13 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:15 am

IanMcL wrote:Bit hard on the lad Joey! He was stopping everything, all match.

Gave away stupid penalty so lost a mark , harsh after a great performance from everyone really, still gutted

# 18
IanMcL
Posts: 12430
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Been Liked: 2423 times
Has Liked: 2561 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby IanMcL » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:18 am

I thinj it was nore of a case that Jesse was a Jessie and flung himself backwards, at the slightest touch. I call it cheating but some don't and I really don't understand why they don't.

# 19
maidenover
Posts: 240
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:09 pm
Been Liked: 25 times
Has Liked: 35 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby maidenover » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:08 am

Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 8
Taylor 9*
Hendrick 8
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 7
Barnes 8
Wood 7

# 20
Buxtonclaret
Posts: 7310
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:05 am
Been Liked: 1790 times
Has Liked: 3237 times
Location: Derbyshire

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby Buxtonclaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:33 am

Heaton 9
Bardsley 9
Tarks 9
Mee 9
Taylor 9 ** His best game for us to date.

Hendrick 8 Feel for him. Done by the amateur dramatics.
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 8
Barnes 8
Wood 8

Still not watched the first team win a game in Salford.
Last night was 1967 revisited.
Football is a lot different now though. Proud of that performance.
UTC

# 21
MACCA
Posts: 9227
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:10 am
Been Liked: 2232 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby MACCA » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:44 am

Heaton 9 excellent, unlucky with the 2nd, if only itd gone round the post
Bardsley 7
Tarks 9 solid
Mee 8
Taylor 9 mom 2 immense block and several very important back post headers. Best game in a claret and blue
Hendrick 6 the pen was stupid, and cost us 2 points, however the 3 times he gave the ball away 1st half all led to genuine goal scoring chances. Very lucky with the Rashford 1. Our 2 goals can't mask it for me.
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 7
Barnes 8 
Wood 8

Feels like 2 points dropped, but you just could sense it coming as soon as they got the first, from a soft but silly mistake.
To be fair we played well, but a draw is the best we deserved if we are honest, so have to be happy with it.
Last edited by MACCA on Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

# 22
AlargeClaret
Posts: 842
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:55 pm
Been Liked: 286 times
Has Liked: 19 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby AlargeClaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:00 am

Heaton 10 (MOM) outstanding saves literally world class
Bardsley 8 never stopped and though a bit outpaced sone top blocks
Tarks 8 barely put a foot wrong
Mee 8 braveheart tonight the Mee of old great headers
Taylor 8 best I’ve seen him getting smarter
Hendrick 8 another solid show and best he’s been at present
Westwood 8 As per Hendrick
Cork 8 worked like George Boyd on speed
McNeil 7 I feel he needs a rest though some nice link up stuff and a shot
Barnes 8 1 for the goal didn’t get a lot to feed on but was growling at em
Wood 8 confident which is gold for a front man took the header well and another couple of efforts

Terribly unlucky with the pen which was softer then cotton wool - Lingard /deli Ali appeared to have been shot with an elephant gun

# 23
CoolClaret
Posts: 779
Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 7:39 pm
Been Liked: 281 times
Has Liked: 371 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby CoolClaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:19 am

Heaton 9 *
Bardsley 8
Tarks 8
Mee 8
Taylor 8
Hendrick 6 - as Macca said, few potentially costly first half mistakes
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 7
Barnes 8
Wood 8

JBG 7

# 24
MDWat
Posts: 1195
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:42 pm
Been Liked: 363 times
Has Liked: 143 times
Location: Bradford
Contact:

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby MDWat » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:25 am

Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 8
Taylor 9
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 9
McNeil 8
Barnes 8
Wood 8

# 25
the_magic_rat
Posts: 138
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:06 pm
Been Liked: 12 times
Has Liked: 28 times
Location: Upper Brierfield

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby the_magic_rat » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:55 am

Heaton 9

Bardsley 8
Tarkowski 9 MOM
Mee 9
Taylor 9

Hendrick 8
Westwood 9
Cork 9
McNeil 8

Wood 8
Barnes 8

JBG 7

# 26
DuckworthsEA
Posts: 88
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:04 pm
Been Liked: 25 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby DuckworthsEA » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:04 am

Heaton - 9

Bardsley - 8
Tarks - 9
Mee - 8
Taylor - 9

Jeff - 6 (-2 for the pen. Clear penalty too)
Westwood - 8
Cork - 9
McNeil - 7

Barnes - 9
Wood - 7 (Plus 2 for the goal other than that poor)

Dyche - 10

Excellent night of football. Shame we couldn’t hang on. Relieved to see how much better we are playing since Everton we look like the time of last season. Would have loved to have seen us being on a holding MF when we went 2 up just to see it out but it shows how bare the squad is. Hopefully we can get a couple in before Friday and then we be confident in staying up. UTC

# 27
Jakubs Tash
Posts: 660
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:18 pm
Been Liked: 130 times
Has Liked: 68 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby Jakubs Tash » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:32 am

Heaton 9

Bardsley 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 9
Taylor 8

Hendrick 8
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 7

Barnes 8
Wood 7

# 28
claretblue
Posts: 3582
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:36 pm
Been Liked: 922 times
Has Liked: 783 times
Location: cloud 9 since Dyche appointed

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby claretblue » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:34 am

quoonbeatz wrote:and have been denied taking 3 points of the county's in-form media darlings by two poor refereeing decisions


thought we were the counties in-form team! ;)

very proud of Clarets last night!

:D

# 29
Jakubs Tash
Posts: 660
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:18 pm
Been Liked: 130 times
Has Liked: 68 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby Jakubs Tash » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:35 am

DuckworthsEA wrote:Dyche - 10

I'm not sure about that. 2-0 up with 10 mins to go and Utd having pretty much 100% of the ball and penning us in.....I would have hoped to see Wood replaced by Gibson, Ward or even Benson to try and block things up in the middle.

# 30
Bfcshaun
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:32 pm
Been Liked: 3 times
Has Liked: 1 time

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby Bfcshaun » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:49 am

Heaton 9- gives the team much more assurance. Unlucky to concede two (guessed right way for pen) especially after saving Sanchez header.
Bardsley 7- competitive and resolute only issue was not in vicinity of 3 man Utd players on back post for second goal.
Tarkowski 8- Kept Lukaku and Rashforx quiet.
Mee 8- as Tarkowski
Taylor 8- usually a critic but that performance was great stopped crosses and also some good headers when tucking in.
Westwood 8- neat on the ball and industrious off it.
Cork 8- lovely weighted pass for Barnes goal linked play really well.
McNeil 8- The young lad is getting better all the time and is becoming our best winger, not surprised he tired
Hendrick 7- This is proving to be his best position shouldn't have pulled lingard but that apart stuck to his task.
Wood 8- great headed finish. Needs to stay onside more even though he plays on last man.
Barnes 8- Again takes a lot of weight off the team with combatitive style. Superb power that gave de gea no chance.

# 31
ashtonlongsider
Posts: 961
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 264 times
Has Liked: 70 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby ashtonlongsider » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:05 am

Last nights performance has to be one of the finest in recent memory, and I find it difficult to mark. It was a complete team performance that left me proud and still buzzing. Anyway if I must........

Heaton 9*-If anyone had any doubt who Burnley's Number 1(or Englands) was they should have been at OT last night.
Bardsley 8-Thought he neutralised United main threat really well.
Tarkowski 9-Hope he wasn't sending any messages to United. Absolutely immense.
Mee 8-The Ben of old.
Taylor 9-This lad's taken some stick on here, not from me but he is star quality.
Hendrick 8-Couple of mistakes and wrong side of Lingard for pen but he worked his socks off.
Westwood 8-Another sound performance.
Cork 9-Jack's best game for quite a while.
McNeil 8-Valuable experience and the lad wasn't overawed by the venue.
Barnes 9-A handful as always. Took goal well.
Wood 8-Worked tirelessly and has been a revelation over the last month. Hope it continues.

# 32
Hibsclaret
Posts: 856
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Been Liked: 241 times
Has Liked: 149 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby Hibsclaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:19 am

Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Mee 8
Tarkowski 9*
Taylor 9
McNeil 8
Cork 9
Westwood 8
Hendrick 8
Wood 8
Barnes 9

JBG 7

Best performance of the season. Great stuff.
This user liked this post: burnleymik

# 33
claretcarrot93
Posts: 166
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Been Liked: 84 times
Has Liked: 25 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby claretcarrot93 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:24 am

Hibsclaret wrote:Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Mee 8
Tarkowski 9*
Taylor 9
McNeil 8
Cork 9
Westwood 8
Hendrick 8
Wood 8
Barnes 9

JBG 7

Best performance of the season. Great stuff.


I have been criticial of you been critical towards Taylor but fair play, last few weeks you have marked him rightly and not been bias at all. Fair Do's

# 34
WestMidsClaret
Posts: 960
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:55 pm
Been Liked: 366 times
Has Liked: 395 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby WestMidsClaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:25 am

It'll change when we lose.

# 35
Lancasterclaret
Posts: 12608
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:09 pm
Been Liked: 4291 times
Has Liked: 2271 times
Location: Riding the galactic winds in my X-wing

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby Lancasterclaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:26 am

Nope, Hibs has been fair to him.

He's been brilliant last few games though has Taylor

# 36
SalisburyClaret
Posts: 1034
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:32 pm
Been Liked: 275 times
Has Liked: 126 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby SalisburyClaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:46 am

Heaton 9
Bardsley 8
Mee 8
Tarkowski 8
Taylor 8
McNeil 6
Cork 9*
Westwood 8
Hendrick 8
Wood 9
Barnes 9

JBG 7

# 37
claretspice
Posts: 3934
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:13 am
Been Liked: 1672 times
Has Liked: 80 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby claretspice » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:20 pm

Funnily enough, I think we've played better at Old Trafford, but we've never been so unfortunate not to get 3 points. What an absolutely herculean effort that was.

Heaton - 8 - Only really had to make two saves of note, but made them brilliantly, and was as assuring a presence as the last time he represented us on that ground.

Bardsley - 8 - After the first 25 minutes, his was the quieter side, but he defended brilliantly at times.

Taylor - 9 - HIs best game in a Burnley shirt. Sometimes exposed down his flank, but he defended the box brilliantly but also did a sterling job when he had to go one v one with Young.

Tarks - 10 - you just won't see a better defensive performance.

Mee - 9 - Lukaku tried, to bully him, and whilst we creaked a couple of times, he never, ever gave way.

Cork - 9 - Perhaps the biggest positive last night was that this fella is back to his best. Perhaps even his best performance in a Burnley shirt. Kept the ball, won the ball, got forward when he could and of course the opening goal was all his work.

Westwood - 8 - Another really busy, impressive performance capped with an assist.

Hendrick - 6 - Worked really hard, but caught in possession a few times in the first half and gave the penalty away needlessly at the end of the second - which was ironic, because he'd previously played a huge role in neutralising the threat of Young down that side after swapping with McNeil.

McNeil - 6 - Some lovely flashes, but we were often too deep for him to be really effective and defensively he struggled enormously with Young.

Barnes - 7 - Took his goal brilliantly, and a nuisance to United all evening on an evening which was always going to involve feeding on scraps.

Wood - 7 - Showed his mobility to good effect at times even if his first touch really needs to be more reliable, took his goal well and looked to have set us up for a really memorable victory.


This was an absolute defensive masterclass from pretty much the entire team - we had to do a huge amount of defending of our own box, but we did it so brilliantly that for long periods Heaton was really an interested spectator, not unlike the Liverpool home win two and a half years ago. The centre halves were particularly immense, but both full backs and the two central midfielders were almost on a par, and Hendrick in particular did a sterling job of bunging up the narrow channel on the flanks.

If we're being hyper-critical, we can keep (and have kept) the ball better in games like these - the defeat 4 years ago when Ings scored springs to mind - and our lack of pace on the counter was exposed a bit at times - but that's probably being a bit churlish on an evening when we've scored two goals and come so desperately close to a win which we probably deserved for our defending alone.
This user liked this post: CleggHall

# 38
South West Claret.
Posts: 4322
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:55 pm
Been Liked: 585 times
Has Liked: 386 times
Location: Devon

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby South West Claret. » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:24 pm

I didn't go so was only able to listened to updates on R5 but those hight marks above really do highlight the level of performance for me.

We are really are doing very well again.

# 39
claretsmart
Posts: 20
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:27 pm
Been Liked: 2 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby claretsmart » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:37 pm

Heaton - 9 Phenomenal
Bardsley - 8
Tarkowski - 9 I thought he was imperious
Mee - 8
Taylor - 8
Hendrick - 6
Cork - 8
Westwood - 8
McNeil - 7
Barnes - 8
Wood - 7

So unlucky not to get a famous win. Great game.
Last edited by claretsmart on Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

# 40
bfcmik
Posts: 1486
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:03 pm
Been Liked: 394 times
Has Liked: 467 times
Location: Solihull Geriatric Centre

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby bfcmik » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:39 pm

You have to realise that not 1 of our XI would have got near to being selected for United.
Heaton 10 If only his distribution was better
Bardsley 8 Had Rashford scared to death
Tarkowski 9 Solid throughout
Mee 9 Solid throughout
Taylor 8 Solid but always looks like there is a mistake waiting to happen
McNeil 8 Calm even when given the ball under pressure. Great effort on goal.
Cork 9 Back to his best at last
Westwood 7 harried and hustled but things din't quite run for him. Should have had a penalty against him for the deliberate handball
Hendrick 8 worked tirelessly on both sides. Shame about the pen.
Wood 9 Worked hard for the 96 minutes. Took the goal well and ran the channels continually. Couple of dodgy looking offsides calls against him too.
Barnes 7 Harassed and harried . Given him 1 extra for the goal but he wasn't a good outlet for the most part. His hold up play was barely visible

# 41
Dodobdobodobo
Posts: 170
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:57 pm
Been Liked: 27 times
Has Liked: 87 times

Re: Manchester United v Burnley - Player Ratings

Postby Dodobdobodobo » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:01 pm

Jakubs Tash wrote:I'm not sure about that. 2-0 up with 10 mins to go and Utd having pretty much 100% of the ball and penning us in.....I would have hoped to see Wood replaced by Gibson, Ward or even Benson to try and block things up in the middle.

We wasn’t leaving our own box never mind half. Totally agree about Wood going off and Gibson coming onto shore things up.


Return to “The Bee Hole End”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bordeauxclaret, Bosscat, California Colner, claret2018, Devils_Advocate, KippaxFifaHD, Lord Beamish, martin_p, Vino blanco and 88 guests