Date: 25th November 2012 at 12:56am
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Lindegaard – Lacks a lot of presence in goal when compared to De Gea. Doesn’t hold the defensive line as well either. 5

Rafael – Pinned back for most of the game but helped us get our goals by stretching the opposition with some clever runs. 6

Ferdinand – Made some crucial interceptions and improved on his recent outings. Still room for even more improvement in the ‘leadership’ department. 6

Evans – My last year, and he’s found that form yet again. As soon as we went a goal down, he did everything in his power to get us the three points. Maturity. 8

Evra – Helped add a different dimension to our relatively slow-paced attacking lineup by creating space with his runs on the left. Fairly solid at the back too. 6

Young – I was delighted to see Valencia dropped for once, but Ashley did nothing to make the starting spot his own. Lost the ball often, couldn’t beat his marker, and didn’t add much to our attacks. Time we started with three midfielders instead of wingers in a 4-3-3 formation. 4

Fletcher – What a story it’s turning out to be for our very own football genius. His poor first half performance aside, his winner today is like something out of a fairytale. So glad he’s back. 7

Scholes – Not bad, but not good either. Lacked the mobility and movement necessary to help break down the opposition midfield. Offered nothing that our other midfielders didn’t. Expected much more from my favourite ever footballer. 4

Rooney – Worked hard and put in the kind of shift that he’s notable for. All over the pitch and looked to shoot when others were bottling it. 7

Welbeck – Started off well but disappeared soon after. This has happened quite often this season.
Moved over to the right in the second half and worked hard whilst taking one for the team. 6

RvP – Always there and about when attacking, but needs to do more for the team when we’re lacking presence in midfield. It’s not his fault we can pass the ball, mind. 6

Subs:

Hernandez – Proper super-sub. Can’t believe some people wanted him gone early this year. A genuine match-winner that’s turning into a mini ‘Inzaghi’. 7

Anderson – You know what’s funny? He came on today and we scored 3 goals soon after. Who wants to bet he still won’t start in our next game? I don’t understand sometimes. 8

Powell – Helped keep the midfield stable. 6

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