Date:19th September 2012 at 11:06pm
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De Gea – Always on his toes and ready to make a match-winning save when called upon. Should start on Sunday after that performance. 7

Rafael – Failed to get involved with the team’s attacks but did well to win a penalty with one mazy run. Would like to see those runs made more often though. 6

Vidic – A shadow of his former self. Looks week on the ball and sloppy with his tackling. More game time clearly needed before he’s back to his fine best. 5

Evans – Moved the ball around well but also guilty of making some stupid challenges that could have cost us the game. Like Vidic, lucky to not have given away a penalty. 6

Evra – Sturdy and solid. It looks like Büttner’s performance against Wigan has acted as a much needed wake-up call for the Frenchman. About time. 7

Valencia – Extremely frustrating to watch as he lashed at his crosses and misplaced simple passes. Doesn’t seem to understand the idea of ‘one-touch’ play. 4

Scholes – Failed to dominate the midfield battle as you would expect him to. Didn’t stop him from playing some wonderful passes, mind. 6

Carrick – Scored a beauty after some beautiful football. Cool and composed, but failed to build on that early set momentum. 7

Nani – Involved with everything good that happened with our attacking play. Could have cost us 3 points though after an embarrassing penalty. 6

Kagawa – It seems like he’s on a completely different wavelength to the rest of our players when it comes to one-touch football. A delight to watch. 8

Van Persie – Started off well but disappeared as the game pushed on. Seems to have bottled taking the penalty as well. Hope that’s not the case. 5

Subs:

Hernandez – Did really well to make an impact in such a short period of time. Timed his runs perfectly and very unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet.
7

Welbeck – Made several intelligent runs which opened up space for Hernandez and Nani to run into. 7

Darren Fletcher – Football Genius.

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