QPR v Man Utd player ratings

Rangers inevitably found the going tough against the Premier League leaders. Here’s how we rated the players in their 2-0 defeat at Loftus Road.

Julio Cesar: 6
Had no chance for United’s first goal and was left exposed for the second. Produced a couple of good first-half saves.

Jose Bosingwa: 6
Did okay on his return. Was never that bad in the first place. Willing to do a job, just unwilling to put himself out to do so. Gave the ball away needlessly on a couple of occasions – and opted not to put himself out in the build-up to United’s second goal.

Chris Samba: 6
Strong in the air in both boxes. Distribution was poor at times though.

Clint Hill: 6
Inevitably had a tough time against Van Persie and co but gave his all.

Armand Traore: 6
Had a horrendous first half in which Rafael ran riot on the right-hand side, but Traore was offered no cover whatsoever by his team-mates and was always fighting a losing battle. He did as well as could be expected.

Andros Townsend: 7
Had a go before being substituted in the second half. Quick, direct and prepared to have a pop at goal.

Esteban Granero: 5
Completely lost before being replaced at half-time because he had picked up a knock.

Stephane Mbia: 5
A capable centre-back or sitting midfielder who cannot and must not play in a flat midfield four in the Premier League. Not cut out for that role at all and was totally out of his depth.

Adel Taarabt: 5
His awareness and defensive work has improved immeasurably but tracking the outstanding Rafael was a bridge too far and not something he ought to be expected to do. Left Traore even more exposed by frequently drifting inside, but Taarabt was a sitting duck on the flank and never likely to create anything there.

Jamie Mackie: 5
Mackie is most effective when he compliments other attacking threats by being a pest who will eventually force a mistake from an already stressed defence. When a defence is generally having an easy time his non-stop pestering makes him look extremely limited rather than a threat.

Bobby Zamora: 6
Offered a physical presence up front but not too much for United to worry about.

Jermaine Jenas: 6
Brought on for the second half as was sloppy at times but also produced a couple of excellent tackles.

Loic Remy: 6
Bright after coming on, cutting in from the left and having a shot saved. Unable to trouble United after that though.



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