E. van der Sar
Wonderful footwork before half-time only real involvement.
As his centre-back partner snubbed out Cole's threat, it was left to Vidic to provide an option in attack. Played some smart passes over the top and almost fed Berbatov. Made one outstanding tackle on the Hammers' lone frontman.
Linked up well with Giggs as the pair tormented West Ham's right flank. Fleet of foot going forward and smart in the tackle.
Troubled at the start by Dyer before his opponent's ring rust showed. Mirrored Evra's forward runs.
Handled Cole with aplomb to get over the disappointment from last weekend's contest with Bobby Zamora. Taken off for Smalling.
Vintage stuff from the veteran Welshman. Drew the foul from ex-United player Spector for the penalty. Continued to twist his opponent inside and out for the rest of the game.
When will teams learn not to give the 'Ginger Maestro' the freedom of the pitch? Excelled as he was left in space and pinged the ball about for fun. Given early rest for Carrick.
Excelled as the 'legs' in the United central midfield. Drew one tremendous save from Green as he shot from the edge of the penalty box.
Drew the breaths of the Old Trafford crowd as he skilfully put his name on the scoresheet with a tremendous run and shot. Added to the applause with a deft cross for Berbatov. Justified Sir Alex Ferguson's faith in sticking with him after the disaster at Fulham.
The form from last season is slowly reappearing. Showed composure to fire home the penalty. Linked up well with Giggs, Berbatov and Nani.
The supporters boos are turning into cheers after an excellent start to the season. Acrobatically picked Nani's centre out of the air to volley the ball home. Several flicks beforehand almost set up strike partner Rooney. Substituted for Owen on 74 minutes. Booked.
Nightmare World Cup 2010 still etched on face. Nervy throughout and almost parried a Nani shot into his goal in first half. Helpless for three goals.
Inelegant style and lack of movement was exposed regularly by Rooney and Berbatov. Every performance makes Fabio Capello's decision to take him to South Africa more inexplicable. Booked.
Helpless in the face of Nani. Incapable of keeping a lid on him as the Portuguese ran rampant.
Resembled a player short of match action. Up and down performance drew a highlight with goal-saving tackle on Rooney. Left on floor as Nani fired home.
Ridiculous challenge borne of frustration drew penalty. Fluffed lines on return to Old Trafford. Firmly out of his depth in the face of the effervescent Giggs.
No impact on the match. Overshadowed by Evra and useless in attack. Substituted for Barrera.
Tigerish spirit quelled by Scholes' brilliance. Showed honesty not to tumble under Smalling's challenge in the penalty area.
Total passenger. Only impact on game was his studs in Rooney's shin pad. Booked.
Looked uncomfortable as part of midfield three. Neither hemmed in Scholes or troubled the hosts' defence. Taken off just before final whistle.
Sign of what could have been for club and country. Dragged himself off the treatment table to put in an eye-catching performance before his lack of match practice showed. Troubled O'Shea. Hooked for Piquionne.
Left isolated and forced to feed on scraps. Hurt shoulder as he fell under Vidic's challenge. Won few headers against Evans.
- 29 T. Kuszczak
- 25 A. Valencia
Given home debut on 74 minutes. Almost gave away penalty on Parker but withdrew wayward leg.
Returned to Premier League action on 74 minutes. Made one crunching block.
Introduced to fray on 74 minutes. Covered blades of grass but given no chance to shine.
- 14 J. Hernández
- 29 M. Stech
- 14 R. Kováč
- 22 Manuel da Costa
Introduced after 90-minute mark.
Introduced to field on 75-minute mark. Made little impression next to Cole.
- 17 B. McCarthy
Given taste of the Old Trafford action on 61 minutes. One wild shot over bar was highlight as he struggled to get involved.