Rafael - A superb surge forward in the first half would have ended with a goal, but for a fine save from Myhill. A mixed display, though, after his rash challenge gave the Tigers their penalty.
Wes Brown - Great to have him back fit. Fortunate not to concede a penalty in the first half, but otherwise gave an outstanding display in the face of the hosts' upbeat approach.
Nemanja Vidic - Magnificent, in the air and on the deck. The Serbian made a huge difference to the Reds' defence and formed a fine partnership with Brown in the centre.
Patrice Evra - An unusually quiet display in attacking terms, but had all the answers defensively. Now walking a disciplinary tightrope after accruing his fourth booking of the season.
Antonio Valencia - Like Evra, an unexpectedly indistinct outing from the Ecuadorian, who started well but faded and was replaced by Park in the second half.
Darren Fletcher - Back in his natural habitat, Fletch marauded around the field in his customary fashion, and put in a superb cross for Rooney to open the scoring.
Michael Carrick - Likewise, back in midfield and far more comfortable. Surrendered possession occasionally, but was heavily involved and was