The Socceroo midfielder was powerless to prevent Tony Pulis' team from losing at home to the Red Devils, but there were wins elsewhere for the likes of Curtis Good and Mat Ryan
Mile Jedinak played a full game as Crystal Palace went down 2-0 at home to Manchester United , a result which left them just two points above the relegation zone, albeit with a game in hand over some of their direct rivals.
Mark Schwarzer was on the bench as Chelsea snuck a late 1-0 win at home to Everton, while Brad Jones had a prime view from the dugout during Liverpool's hectic 4-3 win over Swansea City.
In the Championship Shane Lowry played a full game and Scott McDonald started before being withdrawn in the 73rd minute of Millwall's 1-0 loss at Barnsley.
Adam Federici of Reading and Burnley's Alex Cisak were among the subs in a defeat at home to Blackburn and a win over Nottingham Forest respectively.
Bailey Wright played the full game and Neil Kilkenny started before being subbed off with 14 minutes to go in Preston's 2-1 League One win away to Colchester United.
Massimo Luongo saw out 90 minutes as his Swindon Town side went down 2-0 at Leyton Orient, while James Wesolowski also started and finished Oldham's 1-0 win at home to Gillingham.
In the Scottish Premiership Curtis Good, on loan from Newcastle United, helped Dundee United to a 3-1 win at home to Motherwell. Dylan McGowan played a full game in Hearts' 2-0 loss at home to Celtic, while Jackson Irvine was on the bench for Kilmarnock's 1-1 draw at home to Hibs.
James Holland played a full game for Austria Wien in their 0-0 Austrian Bundesliga draw away to Wolfsberger AC.
Mat Ryan had an eventful day in goal for Club Brugge, who took a 4-0 lead away to OH Leuven, conceded twice and then grabbed another to run out 5-2 winners in the Belgian Pro League match.
Reserve goalkeeper Mitch Langerak watched from the sidelines as Roman Weidenfeller shipped goals in Borussia Dortmund's surprise 3-0 loss to Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg.
In the second tier of German football, Mathew Leckie was subbed off at half-time and Nikita Rukavytsya played the full game in FSV Frankfurt's 2-0 loss at Union Berlin.
Tommy Oar played 90 minutes and picked up a booking, while Adam Sarota started and was subbed off with seven minutes to go as their Utrecht side recorded a 1-0 win over Groningen in the Eredivisie. Jason Davidson played the full game for Heracles as they drew 1-1 away to the PEC Zwolle of Trent Sainsbury, who missed the game through injury.
In Italy's Serie B, Carl Valeri came on for the last 14 minutes of Ternana's 2-2 draw at home to Siena.
Oliver Bozanic was withdrawn with four minutes remaining of Luzern's 2-1 loss at home to Young Boys in the Swiss Super League. Dario Vidosic meanwhile came on and scored a late consolation penalty in Sion's 3-1 loss at Thun.
There was a clash of two Australians in the United Arab Emirates, and Brett Holman took the bragging rights as his Al Nasr team defeated the Al Ain of Alex Brosque 1-0 at home.