Date: 11th February 2008 at 6:28pm
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Edwin van der Sar: Should have done better with the second goal and was a tad unlucky with the first. He is the least culpable of all. 5

Wes Brown: I think he played relatively well. Few good passes, important tackles… not much but on this day… 6

Rio Ferdinand: Rio, I can’t believe it. You were slow, out of touch, out of your depth. 4

Nemanja Vidic: Marginally better than his colleague… but only marginally. 5

John O’Shea: Offered nothing going forward and was a liability at the back. 4

Nani: Tried but does not have the intelligence or experience to get the team out of tight corners like this. 5

Paul Scholes: Massive disappointment. As a Salford lad, he should have stepped forward but instead shirked away from the challenge. He’s just back from a long term injury, that’s true – but why does he start every time? 5

Anderson: Best player. Had the bite, the aggressivity and even the passing. He was quite alone. 6

Ryan Giggs: A prolonged rest would be great for him… he was off the pace in the last couple of games. 4.5

Cristiano Ronaldo: He tried but once again, people can see that we do NOT struggle without Ronaldo. We struggle without ROONEY. And Ronaldo struggled. 5

Carlos Tevez: A thankless task between Dunne and Richards who both performed impressively just as Dietmar Hamann. But had a spectacular half-volley, he was full of movement – he had the will to win. He did not have the teammates, Anderson aside. 6

Ji-sung Park: Why was he sent on as a striker? Even Scholes or Nani could have done a better job there. 4

Michael Carrick: Scored a nice goal and passed the ball well. 6

Owen Hargreaves: Very little impact. 5