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The United midfield did its job today. They dictated the play and the ball distribution was very effective.
Scholes had a dream comeback to the Premier League, while Carrick too had an exceptional game. Scholes needed to be careful as his tackles were slightly dangerous, and he was testing the referee on quite a few occasions. Scholes won four tackles in the game.
Carrick's passes were clever, and he scored a wonderful goal to top it off. Carrick also complemented his performance with four tackles in the match.
Nani's performance, however, left much to be desired.
Valencia gave a man-of-the-match performance and was the best United player today by a mile.
Michael Carrick: 9/10
Paul Scholes: 8/10 (subbed by Ryan Giggs in 69th minute: 6/10)
Nani: 5/10 (subbed by Park-Ji Sung in 69th minute: 5/10)
Antonio Valencia: 9/10
Statistics obtained from Whoscored.com.