Date:30th December 2012 at 2:51am
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De Gea – Did all the basics and kept things simple but well done. Calm, cool and composed. And he finally has a clean sheet! 6

Smalling – Fairly solid at the back but looked to push forward when possible and help the attack. 6

Vidic – The beast is back! Well, not exactly but he was still very good today. Brave, strong in his challenges and in control of the defence. Great to have him back. 8 (MOTM)

Evans – Formed a strong partnership with Nemanja with both players reading each others game well. Passing was perfect as per usual. 7

Evra –  Didn’t do much wrong but he didn’t add much to the team either. He was bound an off performance though after a string of good displays recently. 5

Valencia –  Fairly impressive when compared to his current form, he looked to run at players and beat his man with relative ease. Needs to work on his crossing accuracy. Getting there. 6

Carrick – All over the pitch. How anyone can still doubt his ability is beyond me. Involved with all our attacks and stifled most of build up play before their attacks had even started. Brilliant player. 8

Cleverley  – Started off really brightly and showed real promise with his passing range and creativity. Faded completely in the second half. 6

Kagawa – Watching him play today was like he was never out injured in the first place. Sharp, energetic and exciting on and off the ball. 6

Young – Started brightly but also faded away towards the end. He’s starting to show real quality but just needs to be involved more when the team is falling behind. 6

Welbeck – Worked hard and gave the Albion defenders a nightmare. A terrific player but just lacks the movement to get himself into better goal-scoring positions. Regardless, he did well today. I’m still a big fan of his. 7

Van Persie – He plays, he scores. Whenever he’s on the pitch, you know your team is capable of making something happen out of nothing. Some 24 appearances, 17 goals and 8 assists later and I still can’t believe he’s ours. 8

Scholes – Helped settle the ship and take control of the game with minimal effort. And yet some clowns still question why he’s still playing for us. 7