After the borefest that was the victory against Sheffield United in the FA Cup, Manchester United fans would have been expecting the Reds to step it up a notch and put in an exciting performance against Newcastle United.
They certainly did, but the result wasn’t what they would have wanted. The Reds blew 2-0 and 3-2 leads to draw 3-3 with the Magpies at St. James’ Park, dropping to sixth in the Premier League table.
Wayne Rooney’s stunning goal looked to have secured all three points for United late on, but Paul Dummett’s deflected drive in the last minute ensured that the Magpies came away with a point.
In reality, United should have won this game comfortably. They created enough chances to see them score five or six goals. However, in a defensive sense, it was a shambles, as the Reds made a side that hadn’t scored in four games look very dangerous.
So, how did we rate the players after that end-to-end game?