Stoke City 1 Manchester United 1 player ratings: Radamel Falcao? Ryan Shawcross? Wayne Rooney? Who was the star man?

The ratings from the Britannia Stadium

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Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao rescued a 1-1 draw at Stoke on New Year's Day to extend his team's unbeaten run to 10 matches in the Premier League.

Although United has collected only five points from their three games in the congested Christmas program, Louis van Gaal's team remains third.

Ryan Shawcross stunned United by scoring in the 2nd minute but Falcao leveled in the 26th with his third goal since joining on loan from Monaco in September.

But who was the man of the match? Click through the ratings gallery below...


Stoke manager Mark Hughes was frustrated by not just a strong handball appeal in the penalty area against Chris Smalling, but another penalty shout after Crouch's header against the woodwork.

"We've had two penalties not given," he said. "The obvious one was when Crouch headed towards goal and Smalling basically batted the ball down.

"Then when Crouch hits the post, you see Geoff Cameron waiting to put the ball in and he gets taken out."