David De Gea: Could never have saved Shaun Maloney's accurately-placed winner but was relieved to see a free-kick awarded for obstruction against Gary Caldwell when Victor Moses headed home in the first half. Although rarely tested, he made one stop from Moses late on.
Phil Jones: Was angry with the decision to award the corner that led to the winner and it was his cross at the other end that should have resulted in a penalty when Maynor Figueroa handled. Tested throughout down his flank, he picked up a knee injury in the second period but produced a fine tackle on Mohamed Diame to show his courage.
Jonny Evans: Picked up a harsh booking for a challenge on Franco Di Santo but was perhaps a little fortunate that another tackle on Maloney did not produce a second yellow card from Phil Dowd. Otherwise, pretty unflappable at the heart of the defence and looked as determined as anybody to try and get things moving.
Rio Ferdinand: Headed away a Maloney centre and deflected a Moses shot off target during rearguard action in the first half. Moses muscled his way past him on one occasion but he recovered to get an important foot in to make a tackle. Combative and continues to work well in tandem with Evans.
Patrice Evra: Escaped when the ball slipped between his legs during a break and hit Moses but was pretty sound defensively. A nice cushioned volley at one point in midfield showed his composure when the pressure was on, although he failed to bomb forward to good effect.