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Manchester United player ratings vs Leicester City

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Manchester United were on the receiving end of a 5-3 thrashing by Leicester City after twice surrendering a two-goal lead at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Goals from Robin van Persie, Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera were not enough for Louis van Gaal's side as the defensively frail Red Devils made a catalogue of errors to gift the newly-promoted Foxes a memorable three points.

In form striker Leonardo Ulloa started and finished the scoring for Nigel Pearson's side, netting a goal in each half either side of strikes from David Nugent, Jamie Vardy and Esteban Cambiasso.

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After another disastrous result for the Premier League giants, GiveMeSport takes a closer look at the under-performing Old Trafford stars. Check out the player ratings below:

David De Gea - 6

The Spanish stopper was not directly at fault for any of the five goals conceded - two of which were penalties - but his general distribution left a lot to be desired for the duration of the match.

Rafael - 4

Conceded the first penalty after a clumsy foul on Jamie Vardy, although he was unlucky not to be given a foul in the build-up after going to ground following a shoulder-barge from the Leicester City forward. Generally a defensive liability.

Jonny Evans - 6

Withdrawn midway through the first half with a foot injury after a collision with Leonardo Ulloa. His withdrawal affected an already suspect back line. They looked even weaker for the rest of the game.

Tyler Blackett - 5

Arguably Manchester United's best defender, but his performance still left a lot to be desired. Sent off late-on after mistimed lunge on that man Vardy which resulted in Leicester's second penalty.

Marcos Rojo - 3

Directly responsible for two goal - the first and last - after another poor defensive display. The World Cup finalist doesn't look anywhere near worth the £16 million that Manchester United paid for him.

Ander Herrera - 7

One of the more encouraging displays for the visitors today, contributing a number of key passes and also scoring Manchester United's third goal with quick thinking and nimble footwork.

Daley Blind - 5

Nowhere near as impressive as he was in his debut against Queens Park Rangers last weekend. Solid first-half but overrun in midfield after the interval, as Leicester grew stronger and stronger as the game went on.

Angel di Maria - 8

The Argentine's early withdrawal was a questionable decision from Louis van Gaal, particularly after Leicester came back into the game. His first-half goal was a stroke of genius.

Wayne Rooney - 7

Involved in everything positive in the final third in the first-half, but was unable to have much impact on the game after the break as Leicester began to dominate.

Robin van Persie - 6

Scored the opener after latching on to a brilliant cross from Radamel Falcao, but faded considerably as the game went on. Didn't look match-fit despite playing the full 90 minutes.

Radamel Falcao - 8

The Colombian striker provided a world-class assist on a plate for Robin van Persie and looked a general menace in the final third - hitting the bar with one second half effort - but couldn't prevent his side from falling to another defeat.

Subs:

Chris Smalling - 5

Failed to bring any calming influence to Manchester United's back line after replacing Evans, and although not directly responsible for any goal will still have some questions to answer to Van Gaal.

Juan Mata - 4

Gave the ball away for Leicester's fourth goal, although was stitched up by a hospital pass from Marcos Rojo. Didn't have any positive impact on the game.

Adnan Januzaj - N/A

Deployed in a more advanced role for the latter stages of the game, but had very little chance to stamp his authority on the game.

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