Antonio Valencia: Gave John O'Shea a torrid time before the ex-Red's departure through injury, and remained a menacing outlet throughout the course of the afternoon.
Michael Carrick: Another typically unflustered, integral display from the midfielder, who dictated United's attacking tempo and kept the ball moving with great intent.
Paul Scholes: Like Carrick, the veteran was in fine form in the centre of the park and lent his attacking support at every opportunity - even crashing a low shot against the post in the dying stages
Ashley Young: A fittingly impressive display to end his debut season at Old Trafford. Lively and positive all afternoon, and one of the Reds' outstanding performers before his late withdrawal.
Wayne Rooney: Scored the only goal of the game with a neat header and led the line impressively, dropping deep to hold play up and matching his personal best tally for goals in a season.
Ryan Giggs: Pushed forward to support Rooney and Sunderland never got to grips with the link-play between the pair. Even on the final day of the season, the 38-year-old had enough in the tank to complete a fine shift. Ageless.