RWB – Antonio Valencia – 5
This is an example of winger being forced into a full-back role and Valencia does not look comfortable in it as yet, although did set up Juan Mata for the opener with style.
LWB – Ashley Young – 4
After an impressive pre-season it looked to be the same old Young again, who was booked for diving, neglected his defensive responsibilities and will be replaced by Luke Shaw as soon as possible.
CM – Darren Fletcher – 3
Not a good day for the new vice-captain as he looked nervy in the middle, letting himself down with poor touches and even worse decisions and the United midfield was overrun.
CM – Tom Cleverley – 3
Alongside Fletcher the Englishman was equally as dreadful and this will hardly have convinced van Gaal that the 25-year-old should not be axed from the squad.
CAM – Juan Mata – 6
Still yet to find his feet at the club he joined in January, Mata did show what he is capable of by getting in the right position to score the first, but still lacked creativity.