David De Gea
United’s new keeper made a solid debut and will be excited to kick on with his Old Trafford career. The Spaniard might have done better to prevent City’s second goal, but will be pleased with his first Reds outing nonetheless.
The United and England youngster was excellent in the less than familiar right-back position, showing off his versatility with an accomplished display. His goal early in the second-half set the ball rolling for a terrific comeback. The new utility man?
Could have done little to prevent City’s two first-half goals and was largely dominant, as ever, alongside Nemanja Vidic at centre-back before exiting the action at half-time.
Dealt with the attacking threats of Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko extremely well and will be happy with his performance. Similarly to Ferdinand, the skipper was helpless to keep out either City goal and was substituted at the break.
The Frenchman was typically industrious down the left flank during a solid outing against Roberto Mancini’s Blues. Was booked for an aggressive second-half challenge on James Milner before leaving the action for Rafael.
A huge contender for man of the match, the United winger put his personal Wembley blues behind him to propel the Reds to a dramatic comeback victory, scoring twice during a superb second-half performance.
Shrugged off an Achilles injury to start against the ‘noisy neighbours’, showing off his range of passing during an efficient performance, before departing at half-time.