Friedel 6 – I felt that his punch over the bar leading to the corner from which United opened the scoring was a little unnecessary, but other than that he had a solid game and didn’t deserve to concede three.
Walker 4 – His “marking” of Rooney for the opener was slack at best, and his clearance for the second goal wasn’t good enough – he should really have cleared the ball with his left foot.
Kaboul 6 – Another commanding performance, although perhaps he could have closed Young down more quickly for the third goal (although there was a lack of midfield cover).
King 6 – Very few shaky moments this week which was good to see. I still don’t think he looks as fit as he had been, and have my concerns.
Assou-Ekotto 7 – Provided an outlet on the left and had some bright moments. He was also generally defensively sound.
Lennon 8 – Most of our good chances came through him – particularly his wonderful bit of play on the left which created the chance from which Adebayor “scored”.
Livermore 7 – A very solid central midfield display – 88% pass completion from 73 passes is very respectable, and he also made two tackles and six interceptions.
Sandro 7 – Showed good energy and drive throughout, and looked at home alongside Livermore.
Modric 6 – Marginalised a little on the left, and his switching off from the throw-in for the second goal arguably put the game out of our reach. Had some bright moments on the ball, but he was not on it enough.
Adebayor 7 – Worked very hard and scored what was, in my eyes, a perfectly good goal.
Saha 7 – Like Adebayor, he worked very hard to drop into midfield and press Carrick and Scholes.
Defoe 7 – Came on at the 80 minute mark and scored an excellent goal, you can’t argue with that!
Kranjcar 5 – Lacked a little intensity, but it is generally quite difficult to come into a game that late on.
By WindyCoys – Follow him on Twitter
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