Date: 19th February 2013 at 3:13am
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De Gea – Produce a couple of good routine saves when called upon. Had a quiet night otherwise. 7

Jones – Started off brightly but picked up an injury early on. Here’s to hoping he’ll be back in time for Madrid. 5

Smalling – Another promising performance by the English youngster who looked comfortable at the back with Nemanja. 7

Vidic – Looking his best again and couldn’t have picked a better time to get match-fit with the game against Real soon approaching. 8

B├╝ttner – Looked really promising today. I’ve had my doubts over him but he had a great game. 7

Valencia – I really can’t be bothered to go on another tantrum about him. Sorry. 4

Cleverley – Faded in and out of the game but good on the ball. His movement off the ball was very good too. 7

Anderson – He also had a mixed game, but I expected a lot more from him. Fitness still looks shot too. 6

Young – A real disappointment today. Started off brightly but disappeared ten minutes into the game. 3

Welbeck – After such a brilliant performance midweek, he had a quiet game tonight. Definitely not his best United performance. 5

Hernandez – Dropped deep and connected well with our midfield, always involved and took his goal really well. 8

Subs:

Nani – Came on and changed the game completely. Hopefully this performance will have changed his, and our season too. 9

Van Persie – He plays, we win. 7

Carrick – Came on, passed the ball and kept things simple but brilliant. 7