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Man of the Match candidates:

Tom Cleverley
Jonny Evans
Javier Hernandez
Rafael
Wayne Rooney

23/10/2012 23:55, Report by Adam Marshall

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United's outstanding comeback against SC Braga threw up plenty of candidates for the ManUtd.com Man of the Match award.

Javier Hernandez is an obvious option after his headed brace capped a fine personal performance. The Mexican led the line in stylish fashion and was only denied a hat-trick by an erroneous offside flag against Shinji Kagawa.

Jonny Evans can also be proud of another accomplished display in defence. The Northern Ireland international was particuarly impressive in the second half, alongside Michael Carrick, and got on the scoresheet again to claim the equaliser. Some of his interceptions and biting challenges after the break were right out of the top drawer.

Playing at the head of the diamond, Wayne Rooney clearly enjoyed captaining the side and led by example after the early setbacks. Even when switching to left wing after Nani's introduction at the break, he maintained an influence on proceedings.

Tom Cleverley was bright and tidy and it's a testament to his progress that many fans say he is missed if he does not play. The England international's cross for the winner was simply stunning. Our quintet is completed by Rafael who gave a sterling display in defence and attack that is becoming the norm for the superb South American.

You can vote for your Man of the Match now by visiting manutd.com/polls.

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