Manchester United   1

Anderson (62)

Valencia CF   1

Hernandez (32)




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Ben Amos – A surprise inclusion for his Champions League debut, the 20-year-old had no chance with Valencia’s goal and, save a couple of nervy kicks, acquitted himself well throughout the match.

Rafael – Another fine display from the rampaging youngster. Tough in the tackle defensively and ever-willing to attack, the Brazilian played a major role in United’s equaliser.

Nemanja Vidic – The skipper again exuded calm and class, and coped well with a mid-match change in defensive partner, encouraging Chris Smalling through a tricky test.

Rio Ferdinand – The sight of the imperious centre-back limping down the touchline was a worrying one, with Arsenal and Chelsea looming. Prior to his departure, Rio looked his usual unflappable self.

Fabio – Didn’t have much opportunity to showcase his attacking skills in the first period, but was kept busy by Valencia’s lively attack. Caught out of position for the visitors’ goal, but not his fault.

Nani – There was plenty of pace and menace about the winger’s all-round display, and he came close to scoring on several occasions. With a little more composure, he could have fired a winner shortly after Anderson’s equaliser, but instead blazed over.

Michael Carrick – The midfielder will not want to relive his part in Valencia’s opener, but he was otherwise his usual calm, composed self in possession and pulled the strings as United sought to find a way back into the game.

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