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James Lawton writes in The Independent...
Naturally there is plenty of focus on Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir's decision to send off Nani and Sir Alex Ferguson's decision not to speak to the press. However, there was plenty of praise for United's performance collectively and individually. James Lawton, in the Independent, described Ryan Giggs as "the man who runs for ever" and says Danny Welbeck "suggests so often that he might well have precisely the same facility".
Praising Giggs, The Guardian's Jamie Jackson writes: "The recalibration of the Giggs game from youthful zephyr to midfield general has been one of modern football's greatest second acts. Approaching 40, he is the warrior in the United ranks who can still offer so much."
The Times pundit Tony Cascarino praised Danny Welbeck's performance, saying: "No matter where Welbeck popped up, he was intelligent and industrious; wherever he was, he made sure he asked questions of his opponents. Welbeck, with his speed and his directness, has always made defenders make decisions, but there is more to him than just a natural athlete. He is far smarter now."
The Daily Mail's Martin Keown also spoke of Welbeck's promising display, adding: "His movement off the ball was excellent, his pace was electric and his link-up play with van Persie was intelligent."