Edwin van der Sar - The Dutchman won't be pleased by the manner in which he was beaten for Dzagoev's opener, but he was blameless for the other two goals, having been left horribly exposed.
Gary Neville - Played as if his life depended on it. Hurtled up and down the right flank with terrific purpose, and turned set-piece wizard to set up Scholesy's crucial second goal.
Jonny Evans - Given a stern test by the impressive Milos Krasic and Tomas Necid, but the young Northern Irishman grew in stature as the game wore on and edged the latter stages of those duels.
Wes Brown - Caught out by Dzagoev's movement for the opener, but both he and Evans improved after the break to keep the dangerous Russians at arm's length.
Fabio - A tough evening for the youngster, who conducted himself with his usual vigour but was substituted as Sir Alex called upon Patrice Evra's experience.
Antonio Valencia - The Ecuadorian enjoyed plenty of possession and came in for a lot of attention from the visiting defenders, and popped up to make a huge contribution to the Reds' dramatic equaliser.
Darren Fletcher - Took a while to get warmed up but increasingly exerted his authority. Extremely unfortunate to be booked for diving, rather than given a clear penalty.
Paul Scholes - Pulled all the strings in midfield as United sought for a route back into the game, and headed home a massively important goal six minutes from time.
Nani - More frustration for the Portuguese youngster. Started brightly, but as the game wore on his end product diminished, leading to his substitution on the hour.