Date: 17th March 2013 at 3:41am
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De Gea – Had nothing to do for most of the game but always looked aware when needed. 6

Smalling – Pushed up at times and tried to help the attack but his crossing was lacking at times. 6

– Yet another magnificent performance from the veteran who swept everything at the back with minimal ease and grabbed a fantastic assist to go with. 9

– Equally as good as his defensive partner, he commanded the relatively inexperienced back line with real authority. 8

Büttner – Faded out of the game far too early and added nothing to our attack. Fairly solid at the back. 5

Young – Often involved at times but not often enough for my liking. Taken off with an injury. 5

Anderson – Couldn’t command the match and offered very little in terms of setting the tempo. Hardly showed for the ball. 5

– Grew into the game and was our player for the final half-hour. Added some much needed creativity to our play. 7

Welbeck – Often carried the ball forward into the opposition half and brought speed and energy to are game. 6

Rooney – Scored the all important goal but often found wondering rather than dictating the play. Disappointing overall performance. 6

– Really disappointing. Hasn’t been connecting with the ball cleanly recently and you can really tell from his finishing. Lacking in confidence. 5

Subs:

Carrick – Instilled some authority into the . 8

Kagawa – Pressed high up. 6

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