Date: 23rd October 2012 at 10:59pm
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De Gea – Not much to do besides the two goals. Made a silly mistake late on in the second half. 5

Rafael – Guilty of poor position play in the first half but grew into the game once came on. 6

– All over the place at the back, and cost us the second goal. What does it say to our youngsters that Sir Alex would rather play Carrick in defence instead of giving them a chance? Not impressed. 5

Evans – Made several key interceptions throughout the game and managed to score his first ever Champions League goal. 7

Büttner – His touch and dribbling skills are poor which means he loses the ball a lot. His enthusiasm makes up for some of it though. 5

- Picked up an assist with a good cross but offered little cover for the defence. 5

– Offered the midfield a foundation to fall back on after we started throwing men forward, and did a good job at it. 7

– Spread the ball all over the pitch and set up our winner. A few more performances like today and he’ll make that CM position his own. 8

Rooney – Enjoying watching him play from deep but he looked out of place when we switched to 442. Has to adapt his game with so many strikers available. 6

Van Persie – Always involved and available to pass to. Developing a healthy relationship with all his strike partners. 7

– I’ve been critical of his performances but he was world class today. His play off the ball was ‘Inzaghi-esque’ at times. 9

Subs:

Nani – Brought some much needed speed and direct play to the team. 7

– Added extra cover for Büttner after we took the lead. 6