Date: 3rd April 2012 at 2:28pm
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De Gea – On current form, he is without a doubt the best in the world. He single-handedly kept us in the game after some unreal full-stretch saves. That’s four clean sheets in a row for the Spaniard. 9
Rafael – With our play pretty much aimed through his side of the pitch, much was expected of the youngster but he was unable to support Valencia properly in attack, however he did work hard. 6
Evans – He didn’t have much to with in terms of defending but his regular bursts into the opposition’s were non-existent today as we defended deep. 6
Ferdinand – His experience proved vital as his near post challenge late on cleared the danger from what looked like an imminent Yakubu goal and meant we didn’t end up trailing the opposition with 10 minutes left. 8
Evra – With us not playing a real out-and-out left sided winger, it was his job to both defend and assist the attackers. It was obviously too much for him to handle but his commitment deserves praise. 7
Valencia – Sir Alex trusted him with being our only real creative outlet and he didn’t disappoint with him scoring the winner and setting up our second. Consistently running at the opposition and leaving them for dead, Tony showed us again that he is a natural born match-winner. 10
Scholes –Control, pass and move. Scholesy dictated the game today in a cramped with some exquisite movement off the ball and pin-point accurate long balls. 8
Carrick – His energy proved to be essential for United to get the result here as was able to cover a phenomenal amount of ground after breaking up play, then getting in and around the box to find the killer pass. 8
Jones – Lost and unable to cope with the pace of the game, his poor touch and positioning nearly cost him on multiple occasions. 5
Rooney – Tracked back and made some important clearances late on, however his attacking play was shoddy as his habit of drifting inside meant was left isolated on countless occasions and Jones was pushed wide. 5
Hernandez – Missed three sitters and misplaced pass after pass, time and time again. Extremely frustrating to watch with him being bullied
and losing control of the ball with a sloppy pass disturbingly often.  4
Subs:
Welbeck – Closed down the Blackburn defenders well with some effective pressure, however he was lucky not to be punished by numerous sloppy passes. 5
Giggs – Brought some much needed balance to the team and allowed us to add a new dimension to our attack. 7
Young – Hardly had time to get a touch on the ball but still managed to score a scorcher. He finally looks like he’s enjoying his football at United. 8

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