Date:6th March 2013 at 1:50pm
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De Gea – Pulled off some very good saves but was left hapless with the two goals. Good on the ball though and looked assured at all times. 7

Rafael – A very matured performance compared to his past game against Madrid. He also showed a great attacking side to his game as well as keeping Ronaldo quiet for most of the match. 8

Rio – Always assured at the back and looking to pass the ball out from the defence. Commanded the back line well and looks to have reformed his ace partnership with Nemanja. 8

Vidic – A monster both at the back and when attacking the Madrid goal. Came close with a thumping header. Desperately unlucky. 8

Evra – Given a mammoth job to do after being bombarded 2 vs. 1 for a large chunk of the second half. He had an impossible task. 7

Giggs – Been watching Ryan play for nearly 14 years now and I’ve yet to see him run as much as he did today. What an unbelievable footballer. 9

Carrick – Ran the show in the first half and stopped the Real Madrid midfield from creating any real attacks down the middle of the pitch. 8

Cleverley – Used his energy and passing to give the opposition midfield a torrid time. Looked to pass the ball wide and get the wingers involved when possible. 8

Welbeck – Monstrous performance from the Manc. He just picked up the ball and ran at the defence all night. Proud to see him in Red. 8

Nani – Set up our only goal and had some moments of class elsewhere as he ran behind the Real defence. Robbed in the second half. 7

Van Persie – Covered a lot of distance but never really looked like scoring. Put in a real shift regardless. 7

Subs:

Young – N/A

Rooney – N/A

Valencia – N/A

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