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UEFA Europa League 2016/17: Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahce - Player Ratings

Davis James
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21 Oct 2016, 09:33 IST

Fenerbahce

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20:  Robin van Persie of Fenerbahce applauds the fans following the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Manchester United FC and Fenerbahce SK at Old Trafford on October 20, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
van Versie enjoyed a goalscoring return to Old Trafford

Volkan Demirel (Goalkeeper): 5/10

The Fenerbahce skipper had a nightmare in goal as he let in four goals on the night. Though some of the strikes were unstoppable, Demirel was able to make only one save throughout the match.

Sener Ozbayrakli: 5.5/10

Ozbaraykli conceded the second penalty after fouling Martial, who was through on goal. The right-back had a better second half as he constantly tried to provide service down the right flank.

Simon Kjaer: 4/10

The Danish defender was at fault for the first Man United penalty as he brought down Mata in the box. Being constantly hassled by the Man United attackers, Kjaer was also shown a yellow card in the first half and was taken off at half-time in what was a tactical substitution.

Martin Skrtel: 6.5/10

Skrtel was one of the better players for the visitors as he did his best to keep the Man United attackers away. He made some crucial tackles and also won a few aerial battles for his side.

Hasan Ali Kaldirim: 6/10

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The left-back did not have a particularly good game as he failed to make any tackles during the game. Kaldirim's lack of awareness allowed Rooney to run past him and lead to the third goal for Man United.

Mehmet Topal: 6/10

The midfielder was not able to influence the game much and failed to create a lot of impact for his side. However, he did make some tackles and put in an average defensive display.

Roman Neustadter: 6.5/10

The Russian defender played the first half as a defensive midfielder. After Kjaer was taken off, Neustadter dropped back to play as a centre-back and put in a decent performance there.

Josef de Souza: 6.5/10

Souza was another bright spark for Fenerbahce as he showed a willingness to attack, even from a defensive midfield position. He created a good chance for himself in the first half that de Gea saved well.

Alper Potuk: 6.5/10

Potuk was the most lively player that Fenerbahce had. With his skills and trickery, the winger was a constant threat to the Man United full-backs. Despite being able to dribble past the United defence, his final delivery let his team down on quite a few occasions.

Robin van Persie: 7/10

The former Man United's return to Old Trafford ended in an eventful manner for the Dutchman, on a personal note. Although his 83rd-minute finish was only a consolation, he had a good second half as Emmanuel Emenike's presence up front freed up van Persie.

Volkan Sen: 5/10

The attacking midfielder was not very effective as he failed to provide the required service to van Persie. His set pieces were not good enough to cause trouble to the Man United defenders.

Substitutes:

Emmanuel Emenike: 6.5/10

Despite coming on as a half-time substitute, the Nigerian forward was quite involved and tried to bring van Persie into play more. Emenike got the assist for van Persie's after a good low cross from the left.

Ismail Koybasi: 5.5/10

Koybasi was on the pitch only for the last 20 minutes and came on for the ineffective Volkan Sen. The 27-year-old had one headed attempt after coming on and failed to hit the target.

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