Man United   3

Smalling (8), Nani (37), Rooney (45)

Chelsea   1

Torres (46)

18 September 2011 Old Trafford | Attendance: 75,455

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1De Gea
12Smallinggoalsub7
4Jones
6Evans
3Evra
17Nanigoal
24Fletcheryellow card
8Andersonsub16
18Young
10Rooneygoal
14Hernandezsub9
Subs:
13Lindegaard
9Berbatovsub14
16Carricksub8
20Fabio
11Giggs
7Park
7Valenciasub12yellow card
Chelsea
1Cech
19Bosingwa
2Ivanovic
26Terryyellow card
3Coleyellow card
7Ramiresyellow card
16Meirelessub12
8Lampardsub39
15Sturridgesub18
9Torresgoal
10Mata
Subs:
22Turnbull
39Anelkasub8
4Luiz
18Lukakusub15
15Malouda
12Mikel Obisub16

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Read our individual ratings from the 3-1 success against Chelsea...

David De Gea: Made a vital stop after only three minutes to deny Ramires but performed even greater heroics when keeping out the same player later in the half. Stood up to a number of shots and displayed accurate distribution but he had no chance with Fernando Torres' consolation.

Chris Smalling: Was up to the task at right-back before going off injured. Opened his United account in the league with a thumping header to get the Reds up and running and continues to look as effective as a natural full-back. Given a real test by substitute Nicolas Anelka but showed strength and character throughout their tussles.

Phil Jones: The teenager is just getting better and better. There were numerous examples of his defensive prowess - a powerful tackle on Juan Mata, winning a sprint with Torres and making some important interceptions. After playing a key role in the Wayne Rooney goal by charging forward, he exuded confidence after the break and also had a header wide.

Jonny Evans: Immaculate and commanding, the consistency he's been looking for has definitely returned. An excellent tackle on Torres bailed Javier Hernandez out after a sloppy pass and one chested clearance illustrated his composure. Impressive again.

Patrice Evra: Combined well with Ashley Young and made one superb flying block as well as a goal-saver when Romelu Lukaku looked to profit from a Mata corner. Enjoying his role as captain, he showed his experience during the 90 minutes and bombed forward when appropriate - including when setting up one great chance for Rooney.

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