Date: 17th November 2012 at 11:55pm
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Lindegaard – Couldn’t do much about the goal but always looked nervous when dealing with any aerial threats. His passing was all over the place, as per usual. 5

Rafael – Pegged back well into his own half and was unable to play his usual dynamic role of bombing up and down the touchline to support the attackers. 5

Smalling – Grew into the game and made several key interceptions. He looked miles better than he did against Villa. A few more games under his belt and he’ll be back to his best. 6

Ferdiand – Not his usual composed self as he was caught napping on more than one occasion. His legs seemed to be even slower than usual. 4

Evra – Not much wrong from him tonight when compared to his teammates. Didn’t look a liability which is something to be happy about since it’s not often you can say that. 5

Valencia – Can someone explain to me what he’s actually good at? He can’t shoot or score, his crossing is extremely inconsistent, he can’t beat a man, he doesn’t win you a match. ‘He tracks back’ I hear you ask? Well fuck-a-doodle-do. United’s #7 my arse. 3

Carrick – Not for the first time this season he has been a complete bystander. His brilliant form of last season looks long gone. 4

Giggs – I love Giggs. I really do. I just don’t know where his best position is though. He’s too old and slow to play in a midfield two, and not quick enough to play out wide. He shouldn’t be starting games in my opinion. Should only be used as a game-changer late on. 4

Young – Unlike Valencia, he very rarely gets hold of the ball. Also unlike Valencia, when he does get hold of it, he does look capable of producing something out of nothing, such is his ability to use both feet. 5

Van Persie – Looked out of it today without Rooney. He needs to be able to influence the game more when dropping deep as his job required he do more than just get us a goal. 4

Hernandez – Worked hard and always created space with clever movement. His effort in tracking back to help the defence was admirable. 5

Subs:

Scholes- You know we were dreadful when even Paul Scholes couldn’t help us. 6

Welbeck – Why would you take a striker off who can’t stop scoring for another who hasn’t scored for United in quite a while? 5

Anderson – Meh. 5

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