Ratings by Matt Nichols.
Nemanja Vidic – Dealt well with Emile Heskey, never allowing him the space to be a real threat. Was unlucky not to equalise late on when his header was cleared off the line by Downing.
Patrice Evra – As dangerous as ever in attack and dealt competently with the threats of Young and Downing.
Michael Carrick – Went close with a low drive in the first half and passed the ball around well. Should have done better with a poked volley after the break.
Anderson – Energetic as always in midfield and was always looking for the killer pass. Was replaced by Gibson just after the hour.
Antonio Valencia – Heavily involved early on and looked dangerous down the right, but his crossing let him down at times. Was unlucky not to convert Rooney’s flick-on in the first half.