Made fine reflex saves from Young and Welbeck, and commanded his area throughout. The only blip was some poor kicking - and a failure to go the right way for both penalties.
Filled in capably for the suspended Ashley Cole at left-back, and did as well as could have been expected.
Looked like he was auditioning for a role in a pantomime with his natty blue tights, but his performance was no joke. Looked as authoritative as he ever has for Chelsea at the back until Hernandez lost him for the equaliser. Played a crucial role in his team's third goal.
A debut to forget. Struggled to deal with Welbeck's pace in the first half and looked like a rabbit caught in headlights as United's comeback kicked into gear.
Made a brilliant last-ditch interception to stop Welbeck putting United 1-0 up after half-an-hour and was slightly unfortunate that his off-balance challenge on the United No19 resulted in the visitors' second spot-kick.
Heavily involved early on and saw lots of the ball but his distribution was often mediocre, and his set-piece deliveries were disappointing. Missed a great headed chance with four minutes left.
In his first start since last May, he produced a dynamic display in the heart of midfield. Protected the defence adeptly and had still the energy to occasionally surge forward in support of the attack.
Anonymous display on the left flank. It was no coincidence that all three of Chelsea's goals emanated from the opposite side to where the Frenchman was stationed.
Worked his socks off and set up Mata's stupendous goal with an excellent cross from the right. But his hesitancy when Chelsea were on the counter-attack proved costly at times.
Has a habit of making things happen and broke the deadlock with a fine run and a cross-come-shot that was deflected off Evans and into the net. Terrorised Evra down the left flank and was extremely unfortunate that his soft challenge on Evra resulted in United's first penalty. Did not acknowledge his manager when he was subbed with 20 minutes left.
His stupendous volleyed goal was both beautiful and violent, perhaps the sweetest champagne moment at the Bridge this season. The Spaniard, revelling in a free role, also teed up Chelsea's third with his free-kick from the right.
Made a nervy start with a weak back-hand punch, which set the tone for an anxious display, particularly when dealing with crosses. The Spaniard made a few athletic saves, particularly in added time, but he looks an accident waiting to happen.
Loose display from the United skipper. Looked vulnerable to Sturridge's directness and it was no coincidence that Chelsea's three goals all came down the left flank. Won United's first penalty.
A miserable afternoon for the United veteran. Pathetically booed and baited throughout by Chelsea fans and his own goal after failing to properly mark Luiz at a free-kick looked to have ended United's hopes.
Commanding in the air and adept on the deck, he looked the most composed of United's defenders and did more than anyone else to hold the back five together.
Feisty in defence and always a willing accomplice to the United attacks. Blameless in terms of the goals but he was sacrificed for the last half hour as the visitors went all-out attack.
Looked overwhelmed at times but kept his head above water to ensure United dominated second-half possession.
Delivered a stream of potent crosses from the right flank and it was to his credit that he remained one of United's most potent attackers even when he filled in at right-back for the last half hour.
Began brightly in his comeback match but quickly faded and was sacrificed when United went 3-0 down.
Provided eye-of-the-needle distribution from central midfield, and then from the left flank for the last half hour. His class remains undimmed.
Emphatically banged in United's first penalty to give his team a lifeline and then smartly sidefooted the second spot-kick. In open play he was less pinpoint but he was heavily involved in United's comeback and was back to his best in the last 20 minutes.
His pace and movement caused Cahill problems, but he did not get the rub of the green. Moved out to the left flank after United went 3-0 down and won the second penalty somewhat fortuitously.
- 40 B. Amos
- 20 Fábio
His crisp passing was crucial to United's comeback, although there was the rare sight of him giving the ball away once in a dangerous area.
Industrious in the midfield following his late introduction, but didn't really have time to significantly affect proceedings.
- 42 P. Pogba
His brilliant movement lost Luiz for the equaliser, which he finished with a typically emphatic header.
- 9 D. Berbatov