Patrice Evra: Although he managed to get forward to provide a couple of driving runs, he was largely kept on the back foot by Anthony Pilkington and the winger escaped his attentions to fire against De Gea's foot in the first period. One burst into Norwich territory set up a chance for Danny Welbeck in the second half while one diving header to Paul Scholes showed his commitment to the cause.
Nani: Started the match full of confidence, displaying superb skill and juggling the ball on a couple of occasions. After his inviting centre was converted by Scholes, he was felled by a crude challenge by Bradley Johnson and appeared to take some time to regain his swagger. Was certainly asked to provide an outlet in the second half and continued to make in-roads down the right.
Michael Carrick: A couple of sweeping passes out to the right early on proved he'd found his range and he was also composed when helping out in defence. Almost played in Ryan Giggs with an intelligent through ball and teed up Ashley Young for a late chance when he must've been tempted to go for goal himself.
Paul Scholes: An outstanding display from the veteran, capped by the opening goal as he headed in from close range. A body swerve that deceived Hoolahan was another highlight and there was a trademark chest back to De Gea in a midfield masterclass. One stray pass allowed a shot on United's goal but it was only a blip as he was clearly one of the best players on the pitch.