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Manchester United vs LA Galaxy: United seven-goal thrashing of Galaxy - Player Ratings

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The opening friendly of the Louis Van Gaal reign began in the Rose Bowl stadium as Manchester United took on the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Chevrolet Cup.

Galaxy are currently mid way through their Western Conference campaign whilst United deputise a couple of new faces as Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw started in Van Gaal's first game as United boss.

Manchester United displayed the perfect start on the tour with a dominant seven goal thrashing of Galaxy, braces for Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Reece James along with a Danny Welbeck goal secured the easy victory.

Manchester United:

David De Gea (Sub off 45) - Wasn't really troubled throughout the first half of the game and United's number one only had to make one save of note - 6

Chris Smalling (Sub off 45) - The right sided centre back was mainly tasked with dealing with high balls and recognising the movement of Robbie Keane, solid outing - 6

Phil Jones (Sub off 45) - Selected as the middle centre back of Van Gaal's 3-5-2 system and controlled the back line well - 6

Jonny Evans (Sub off 45) - Working on the left side, Evans provided cover for Shaw and wasn't really threatened down the flank - 6

Antonio Valencia (Sub off 45) - Won the penalty through his persistence down the line but often found his final delivery wide of the mark - 5

Darren Fletcher - Named captain on the day, lead the team in midfield and ushered players through the new system while attempting to break down Galaxy attacks in their infant stages - 7

Ander Herrera - Impressive first outing for the new signing as he consistently demanded the ball throughout the game and controlled the tempo of the contest with his clever passing - 9

Luke Shaw (Sub off 45) - Showed real intent to bomb forward but didn't manage to find that cutting delivery to finish, solid debut outing for the left back however - 6

Juan Mata (Sub off 45) - Working off the two front man, Mata dropped deep to collect play but found the space between the opposition defence and midfield to cause problems, his probing work coupled with Herrera showed a blossoming relationship in midfield - 7

Danny Welbeck (Sub off 45) - Well taken first time finish by the striker who led the line well, consistently winning ariel battles to bring other players into the game - 8

Wayne Rooney (Sub off 45) - Despite grabbing himself two goals, Rooney started off quietly before steadily growing into the game with his link up play with the midfield - 8

Anders Lindegaard (Sub on 45) - Quick off his line to avert any danger that the long ball could cause the unlikely second half centre back pairing for United - 5

Rafael (Sub on 45) - Much like Valencia in the first half, Rafael was employed more as a wing back than a full back as he joined the attacks deep down the right hand side - 5

Sam Johnstone (Sub on 45) - Comfortable in his appearance for United after a strong second half display - 6

Tyler Blackett (Sub on 45) - Looked composed at his young age in his first appearance for the senior team - 6

Reece James (Sub on 45) - Dream night for young Reece James who completed two cool finishes to notch a brace on his debut for the United senior team - 8

Michel Keane (Sub on 45) - Linked play well and only added to the truly impressive display from the Red Devils - 6

Ashley Young (Sub on 45) - Looked for early crosses and switched wings to approach the attack with variety, scored two and assisted one in the game  - 8

Tom Cleverley (Sub on 45) - Joined the midfield alongside Herrera, he continued to compliment the United midfield with intricate passing - 6

Shinji Kagawa (Sub on 45) - Played with a confidence under possession which created openings for the second half United squad, could've got his name on the scoresheet on another day - 6

Luis Nani (Sub on 45) - Playing a more advanced role, looking to get in behind the defenders Nani looked slightly out of position - 5

Los Angeles Galaxy:

Jaime Penedo (Sub off 45)- Nothing much Penado could do about the United goals, made one acrobatic save to a long range effort from Herrera but conceded three in the first half of the game - 5

Dan Gargan (Sub off 60) - Along with Ishizaki as the only outfield players to complete 90 minutes for Los Angeles, faced many players who caused him problems on the night - 4

Tommy Meyer (Sub off 60) - Not a good night for Meyer to look back on as he made an awful mistake for the third United goal by missing the ball which lead to Rooney's second, also took an elbow off the opposition striker which opened a cut below his eye, outing to forget - 3

Riberio da Silva Leonardo (Sub off 45) - Often outdueled by United's front men, the movement of the oncoming midfielders whilst having to deal with Rooney and Welback made for a tough night for the centre half - 4

AJ Delagarza (Sub off 60) - Made the conceited effort to get forward when possible but made the very poor decision to block a Valencia cross with his arm and concede the penalty - 3

Stefan Ishizaki - One of the survivors of the first half created a few opportunities for Galaxy, attempting to find crosses and opening down the right hand side - 5

Marcelo Sarvas (Sub off 60)  - Determined to run with pace when given the opportunity but much like the other midfielders found his primary job chasing the clever movement of Herrerra - 5

Vitor Gomes Juninho (Sub off 45) - Arguably Galaxy's top player throughout their MLS campaign could not get a hold on the game, mainly due to the dominance of the opposition midfield - 4

Baggio Husidic (Sub off 45) - Unfortunately for Husidic, a lot of his effort was spent on defending in his own half and having to worry about Valencia's ability to get down the side line - 4

Robbie Keane (Sub off 60) - Didn't really get a sniff of goal despite his good movement up front but was suffocated by a lack of final delivery - 5

Gyasi Zardes (Sub off 45) - Had Galaxy's only opportunity of the first half but didn't really manage to trouble De Gea in the United goal - 5

Henney Walker (Sub on 45) - Failed to maintain possession for periods of time and couldn't break up the midfield play that was presented before him - 4

Bradford Jameison (Sub on 45) - Looking to give the American side a more attacking impotence, chased hard throughout the opposition possession - 5

Kofi Opare (Sub on 45) - Coming on the second half his primary concern was the movement of the oncoming midfielders for United and didn't deal with the high line well - 4

Rob Friend (Sub on 45) - The english team's control of the game meant that Friend's role as a striker was very limited and was held in check - 4

Rafael Garcia (Sub on 60) - Quiet game when he was brought on around the hour mark, had to watch his team get overrun in midfield - 4

Landon Donavon (Sub on 60) - Came on to a great cheer from the crowd and duly took the armband for his captaincy, urged his players to continue to battle in the face of defeat - 5

Chandler Hoffman (Sub on 60) - Working off half chances around the penalty area - 4

Oscar Sorto (Sub on 60) - Came on as the drubbing continued for United and spent the game chasing shadows - 4

Kyle Venter (Sub on 60, sub off 66) - Awkwardly fell on his shoulder/arm and had to be subbed off after only six minutes of action - N/A

Charlie Rugg (Sub on 66) - Forward came on to replace the injured Venter, couldn't get with the pace of the game - 5

Raul Mendiola (Sub on 60) - Bright pieces of skill but a dominant display countered any shining lights - 5

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