Catching two crosses was the sum total of his afternoon's work.
Will not have an easier game than this. Organised well at the back, and why not? There was nothing else to do.
The skipper easily kept Holt under wraps and should have been more selfish when Van Persie put a free kick on his head just yards out and he knocked the ball down rather than going for goal.
Slotted in at right-back but his defensive ability was not tested. Did not offer much going forward and could have been withdrawn with Valencia able to launch attacks from his position.
Cut back on to his left foot to deliver a cross for the opening goal and tried to get at Garrido whenever possible, but is not in marauding form at the moment and wasted chance to impress.
Had one scare when Holt beat him at the back post but got away with it as referee blew for a dubious foul. Got forward frequently without delivering a final ball for his front men.
Was coasting through the game until his precision pass down the right allowed Rooney to race away and set up the second. Will need to be more penetrating against Madrid.
His hat trick capped a real treat of a performance. The Japan star is never flash but was effective here. A close-range volley and two goals coming from deep to finish off moves. The summer signing is coming of age at Old Trafford,
A typical mixed bag from the Brazilian. A couple of smart passes before sending a wayward delivery into the top tier. His driving runs from midfield did keep Norwich on the back foot, though.
R. van Persie
Alex Ferguson compared him to Eric Cantona on Friday and one early pass that nearly set Rooney free was reminiscent of the great Frenchman. His touch then set up Kagawa for the opener before he was subbed with 65 minutes gone.
Looked sharp as he combined well with Van Persie and Kagawa on the edge of the box. His powerful run and vision set up Kawaga for the second. And then he made sitting through the earlier dross worthwhile by scoring a stunner.
Alert to stop Rooney benefiting from an early Van Persie pass and bravely dived at the feet of the Dutchman as he covered his defence well. Was left exposed when Kawaga scored but was sharp to deny Rooney once more in second half.
Did not get any stick despite his Manchester City connections and quietly went about his work keeping Valencia quiet. Did well until he let the winger get off a cross on his wrong foot in the build up to Kagawa's goal.
Stood strong at the back and threw his body into blocks but was helped by United's inability to go wide and ping balls into the box. Was always going to be happy with the game being played in front of him.
Looked unflappable until Rooney ran off him to set up the second a little too easily.
Dived into tackles and was not effective on the ball. Bizarrely popped up in the box and hacked over from six yards only to be have his embarrassment saved by the referee ajudging Holt had committed a foul seconds earlier.
Never had a run at Smalling, despite the lanky defender looking like the weak point of United's defence. Doubled up on Valencia to keep him quiet but Norwich wanted more from the man who scored the winner when these teams last met.
Plonked himself in front of his central defenders to cut the supply into Van Persie and Rooney and did his job well with little fuss. His one foray forward saw a well-directed shot that was deflected for a corner.
The tricky playmaker was wasted as Chris Hughton asked him to track back and fill holes. The Norwich boss should have sacrificed Hoolahan and stuck on a defensive minded player instead.
Worked hard to get across and stop Evra getting a free run at right-back Martin but was reckless when picking up a booking for clattering the French left-back.
Wasted a great early chance to drop the ball on Holt's head and did not advance much after that although he could have seen red for crack at Rooney's ankle.
Pulled onto the right flank a lot to try and bully Evra but was isolated when he did so. Used his strength to hold the ball up well - but did not see much of it.