Date: 23rd September 2012 at 7:20pm
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Lindegaard – The boss kept faith in him and he didn’t let Fergie down. Made one especially good save in the second half, but his spill early on was poor. 6

Rafael – Pushed up in the second half and managed to score a wonder goal. Love this kid. 7

Rio – Showed that he’s still as good as anyone out there. Read crosses well and intercepted, as well as making two good clearances from rebounds. 8

Evans – Kept his cool and filled in for . Wasn’t afraid to get stuck in with his challenges and his bravery led to getting sent off. 8

Evra – Did well supporting the attackers after was taken off. Still shaky in the defensive area though. 6

Valencia – Very quiet for large parts of the match but he had a chance to make a difference and took it. His speed, strength and hard work lead to our winner. 7

– Invisible in the first half but started to influence events in the second half. Looked to push forward more than he usually does. 6

Giggs – Practically a bystander. Fergie needs to figure out when to use him more wisely as he just wasn’t able to keep up with the pace of the game. 5

Nani – I’m always defending Nani because I think he offers something very few in our team posses, but today I was embarrassed for him. 3

– Seemed slower than usual with his and his movement was lethargic which left the attackers isolated. 5

Van – Received next to no service from the midfield which ended up with him getting very few touches. Scored the winner when the pressure was on with a good penalty. 6

Subs:

Scholes – Such a worrying seeing him come on ‘yet’ again and save the day. How many more times will I have to say that this season? 6

– Didn’t have much time to make a difference.

Welbeck – His new haircut makes him look like that kid from Hey Arnold. He also didn’t have much time to effect the game.

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