West Bromwich Albion
Scott Carson: 5
Should have positioned himself better to attack the cross for United's first goal- won't be anywhere near an England place with a performance like that.
Steven Reid (Off 64'): 4
What was the defender doing ball-watching for United's first goal? Looked pretty hapless, which explains his early shower.
Paul Scharner: 5
Looked a tad off the pace, to be honest, but certainly was committed in his efforts.
Pablo Ibanez (Off 72'): 5
Not very spectacular, and frankly, that's probably why he was taken off.
Marek Cech: 6.5
He was surprisingly impressive, and made several forays forward that were only denied by staunch United defending and some back luck.
Yossuff Mulumbu (Off 90'): 6.5
Was a marauding presence throughout, but his shooting needs some improvement though.
Graham Dorrans: 7
Deserved better for his efforts, and was a consistent threat.
Combined well with Mulumbu and Dorrans, and certainly looked a class above the rest.
James Morrison: 7.5
What a goal from Morrison! It certainly was a fantastic start to the New Year for him!
Jerome Thomas: 8
Absolutely spectacular play from the ex-Arsenal trainee. A pity he had to pick a fight with Thierry Henry- Arsene Wenger would certainly wish he had stayed at the Emirates.
Complete rubbish of a penalty. And his overall play wasn't fantastic either. The reason why West Brom were pointless from this fixture is absolutely his fault.
Somen Tchoyi (On 72') : N/A
Gianni Zuiverloon (On 64'): 6
Did well enough after coming on.
Marc-Antoine Fortune (On 90'): N/A
Thomas Kuszczak: 6
Could do nothing at all about Morrison's goal, but clearly the West Brom players were instructed to shoot from sight early to test him in the absence to Edwin Van der Sar.
Gary Neville (Off 72'): 3
His lack of pace clearly sounds the death knell on his career- just retire already! It's a tad irritating to see just dirty fouls from him. Was guilty of ball-watching as Dorrans nearly put West Brom in the lead nearing half time.
Rio Ferdinand: 7
Did well enough, though I think their real hero is still Nemanja Vidic, who played a blinder.
Fantastic play from the Serbian- he was everywhere and a colossus for United.
Patrice Evra: 7.5
A very, very professional performance from the defender- didn't put a foot wrong the entire night.
Was his usual committed self, providing a platform for his team-mates to do their usual damage.
Looked a little off the pace, to be honest, and could have done better with a few misplaced passes.
Much improved, he is clearly making the centre of the park his own, compared to his lacklustre performances last season.
Gabriel Obertan (Off 61'):6
Never stopped running, and seemed to connect well with Anderson on several occasions. Will need more game-time to get used to the physicality of the Premier League though.
It only took two minutes for the England star to finally break his duck after a fantastic cross from Patrice Evra. Was a threat throughout and is clearly back to his best.
Dimitar Berbatov (Off 61'): 4
Shocking performance from the Bulgarian- he completely disappeared off the face of the pitch after an intial good start.
Javier Hernandez (On 61'): 7
The Mexican really knows how to pop in at the right time, though one wonders what one earth was the West Brom defence doing leaving him that open for a free header! By the way, did you know his first name is Balcazar? Balcazar Javier Hernandez?! Certainly sounds like a magician's name.. which explains some of his fluky goals, I suppose.
Darron Gibson (On 61'): 5
Didn't seem to contribute much after he came on- is he only good for shooting from distance?
Fabio Da Silva ( On 72'): 7
I can't tell if it's because Neville was so poor- but suddenly the flank looked so much stronger with Da Silva in it.