Date:2nd December 2012 at 12:11am
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Lindegaard – How is this boy in goal ahead of De Gea? Poor keeping for both the second and third goal. Stuck on his line and lacked any authority in the box, especially from set-pieces. Lucky to not have cost is a few more. 3

Rafael – The only explanation I could come up with as to why he was brought off half an hour into the game tonight is that he was unable to compete with the opposition’s aerial threat. Regardless, Sir Alex should have done his homework and researched that beforehand. Wasted substitution, poor Rafael. 4

Rio – Should have commanded the team better when defending from corners but was nowhere to be seen. Did win some good headers though. 6

Evans – Beaten in the air all too easily and cost us as a result. His attacking attributes won us a penalty though. 5

Evra – Added a new dimension to our play by making some surging runs in the first half, and even set up Rooney. Disappeared soon afterwards. 6

Anderson – Always looked capable of dictating the game, scored a beauty but he unfortunately picked up an injury too. Might be a massive loss for the derby. 8

Fletcher  РPushed off the ball too easily and sloppy with his passing, his prolonged disappointing form in the first team spells some worry for his long term career at Old Trafford. 5

Carrick – Moved the ball well and helped keep possession in tight situations rather than clearing the ball in a panic. 6

Young – Why can’t he pass to one of our players instead of the opposition? Lost the ball all too often, but he did create some good chances so fair play. 6

Rooney – Worked hard and started to show his quality up front by bagging two and setting up the winner with a classy pass. That’s more like it. 7

Van Persie РShould have bagged three if not for a shocking miss and even worse refereeing.  6


Smalling – Brought in early on and helped settle the defence down. Should have started though. Wasted substitution. 7

Jones – Played ahead of his usual role but lacked any real quality to set up the strikers. 5

Welbeck – Helped defend from upfront by closing down the Reading defence. 6

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