A integral part of Manchester United's Premier League success came down to the squad strength of Sir Alex Ferguson's men.
Although individuals like Robin van Persie regularly grab the headlines for match-winning performances, how well did the rest of the squad fare across the 2012-13 season? Like an end of semester report card, it's time to grade each individual on their showings throughout the year.
First, let's take a look at the grading system:
A: Given to those who have posted career-defining seasons of immense quality. Consistently influenced match results with excellent play. Reserved for the best performers only.
B: A brilliant and consistent season. Played a major role in United's success with little to no mistakes. The team looked weaker without these players.
C: A very good and largely consistent season. Performed well, perhaps with limited opportunities. Also reserved for young players who showed signs of development.
D: An average season. Failed to hold down a regular place in the squad due to a lack of consistency. Need to improve next season if United are to keep faith in their abilities.
E: A poor campaign. Consistent lack of quality and regular mistakes. Often detracted from United's overall play and needs to improve quickly if they are to remain at the club.
F: A disastrous season. Showed very little quality and possesses little chance of a United future.