Ratings by Nick Coppack
David De Gea: Made a fine reflex save in the first half and then was kept on his toes throughout the second period without ever having to stretch himself. A confident, competent performance.
Phil Jones: Perhaps United's brightest spark. His bustling forward runs remain a real highlight of his play, as do his wholly-committed, crunching tackles. Looked hungry to impress.
Rio Ferdinand: Rarely tested on the ground against a Galati side whose best chances came from set pieces. Did well to recover and get a touch on a goalward-bound shot in the first half.
Jonny Evans: A solid showing for much of the match from Evans, who played as big a part as anybody in United's clean sheet. Unlucky to be booked in the first half.
Fabio: Stormed forward when he could, including one particularly memorable first-half run that saw him reach the goal-line. Improving all the time.
Antonio Valencia: Scored United's first goal and seemed to enjoy a licence to roam across the front line in the early stages. Often cut inside, allowing Phil Jones space to charge down the flank.
Anderson: With Wayne Rooney often dropping deep, much of the attacking responsibility fell on Anderson's shoulders. That's a tough ask for anybody in the Champions League and the Brazilian struggled to assert himself on the game.
Wayne Rooney: Deployed almost in a "quarter-back" role, Rooney provided the link between defence and attack and kept the ball moving well. Looked at home in midfield and popped up late to force United's second