Manchester United left it late to snatch all three points against Norwich, with Ryan Giggs hitting the 90th minute winner on his 900th appearance for the club.
Jon Ruddy – 7
After being overlooked by England, the 25-year-old got back down to business for the Canaries with a string of fine saves, including from Welbeck and Hernandez. Unlucky to be on losing side.
Kyle Naughton – 6.5
The Spurs loanee continued his good form for the hosts, preventing Ryan Giggs from showing his best on the left. Ashley Young’s introduction caused problems, however.
Zak Whitbread – 6.5
Solid but unspectacular – the USA defender made one key clearance and couldn’t be blamed for either goal.
Elliot Ward – 6.5
Similar to his counterpart, Ward grew in stature after a shaky start and did the simple things well.
Adam Drury – 6
The former Peterborough defender started badly against Nani, but slowly improved throughout proceedings.
David Fox – 6
Another decent display from the 28-year-old, who was good from set pieces but struggled to make a telling impact in open play.
Andrew Surman – 6
A hard working display but with little impetus – relatively quiet for the Canaries.
Anthony Pilkington – 7
Norwich’s main threat, particularly in the second period. Pilkington has been Paul Lambert’s top performer this season, and was unlucky to be brought off on 70 minutes.
Bradley Johnson – 5
An afternoon to forget for the former Leeds man. An early booking made life difficult, and his afternoon was ended with substitution on 63 minutes.
Grant Holt – 6.5
The veteran struck proved his ability at the highest level once again with a fantastic finish. A sign of a good striker when struggling to make an impact but popping up with a goal when needed.
Simeon Jackson – 5
The former Gillingham-man worked hard in the first period, but struggled to make holes in the United defence and was pulled off at the interval.
Wes Hoolahan – 6
Elliott Bennett – 5
Aaron Wilbraham – 7
David De Gea – 8
The Spanish stopper continues to improve and impress, with solid saves from Pilkington and Wilbraham the highlight. Had no chance with the goal.
Phil Jones – 7
Another good display from the England youngster at right back. Was never in danger defensively, and added an attacking threat when going forward.
Jonny Evans – 6.5
Grew into the game after a shaky start, and was booked in the second period for a challenge on Hoolahan.
Rio Ferdinand – 7
Did well against Holt and Jackson in the first period – minimal blame for the goal in the second period.
Patrice Evra – 5.5
Another average display from the Frenchman as doubts continue to grow. Pilkington gave him a tough time for 70 minutes.
Nani – 6
The Portuguese winger failed to spark into life after a blistering start to proceedings – has enjoyed better days.
Paul Scholes – 7
A typical finish, arriving late to strike past Ruddy and open the scoring. Solid in midfield – the veteran continues to deliver the goods.
Michael Carrick – 6
Did his job well without inspiring the Red Devils in any particular way. Moved the ball with simple passes.
Ryan Giggs – 7.5
After a relatively slow start, Giggs picked up the pace in the second period, hitting the bar with a header and then scoring the late winner on his 900th appearance for the club.
Danny Welbeck – 6
Let himself down with two great chances late on, wasting both opportunities when needed most. Had been bright without particularly impressing.
Javier Hernandez – 6
Another ‘almost’ performance from Hernandez – looked good in the opening exchanges but faded and was withdrawn for Young in the second-half.
Chris Smalling – N/A
Ashley Young – 7.5
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