Date: 29th November 2012 at 12:28am
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Lindegaard – Again, he didn’t have much to do, nor did he do anything wrong, but I’d still rather see him on the bench behind De Gea. 6

Rafael – By far our best and most consistent performer this season. Constantly fighting for the ball, attacking the opposition’s fullback and showing for the ball, his hunger, drive and commitment has been inspirational to watch. 9

Smalling – Looking a lot sharper at the back now that he’s getting more games under his belt. Calm, confident and controlled at all times. 7

Evans – A big performance was needed from him, and he didn’t disappoint. With Rio out, he had to show real leadership to control a fairly unfamiliar back five. 6

Evra – Fairly solid at the back despite that one silly mistake at the end. His runs say him involved in most of our attacks down the left hand side. 6

Anderson – He came on as a substitute against QPR and changed the game, and so I was delighted to see him start tonight. His dribbling and power provided something completely different from what the rest of our midfielders had to offer. 7

Cleverley  – His energy, speed and vision was exciting to watch as he kept control of the ball in tight spaces. Good to see our midfield not relying on simple back passes as the usually do. 7

Carrick – Provided a solid foundation for his midfield partners to play their free flowing football with. Stopped any passes from exposing our relatively inexperienced defence. 6

Rooney – Played as our creative midfielder but provided nothing of the sort. Whenever the ball was played to him, he was flat-footed and slow which caused him to lose the ball too easily and too often. 5

Van Persie – Played deeper than usual and acted as a creative outlet by collecting the ball and keeping possession. 6

Hernandez – Big fan of his recent performances but not utterly convinced he should be starting matches for us. He didn’t do much to prove me wrong either. 5

Subs:
Young – I don’t hate him as most United fans do, but he was an absolute disaster today. Offered nothing to the team whatsoever. 4

Welbeck – Don’t understand why he was brought on and forced to play out wide. His attributes are simply not compatible for him to play as a winger. 5

Jones – N/A

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