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We measure the Reds' individual performances in the clash with QPR...
David De Gea - A virtual spectator throughout - understandably, given the visitors' shortage of numbers - but dealt with Adel Taarabt's looping first-half shot well. Good job he was wearing gloves on a cold afternoon.
Rafael - Spent the vast majority of his time on the attack in support of Antonio Valencia, but was thankful for the last-gasp intervention of Evans after he had gifted possession to Taarabt. Perhaps should have done better with his one-on-one against Paddy Kenny.
Jonny Evans - Once again, superb. Confident, powerful, first to every ball and continues to read games as well as any defender around. A flawless afternoon's work from the Northern Ireland international.
Rio Ferdinand - Given seldom little to do in defensive terms, other than ferry possession around as United built from the back. Carried the ball forward during the second period in a bid to coax the visitors towards him - a ploy which regularly succeeded.
Patrice Evra - Enjoyed a keenly-contested battle with Jamie Mackie and made some key interceptions on the rare occasions that the visitors threatened. Always available in support of Young and latterly Giggs.
Antonio Valencia - Continued where he left off against Blackburn: driving United forward and always on the front foot. Edged a physical battle with Samba Diakite and sent countless inviting balls into the Rangers box.
Michael Carrick - Just the man required to dictate tempo and possession. Looked as impressive as ever as he patiently probed for openings in Rangers'