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January 11, 2014 12:30 PM EST
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ C. Foy‎
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Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-0 Swansea

Adnan Januzaj was again in inspired form for the hosts who capitalized on a 15-minute spell at the start of the second half to make amends for last week's FA Cup defeat

By Peter Staunton

  • David de Gea
    0
    0
    2.50

    David de Gea

    Will not have a much easier day's work due to some wayward Swansea efforts.

  • Rafael
    0
    0
    2.50

    Rafael

    Guilty of giving the ball away needlessly on occasion, but did provide a lovely cross to engineer a chance for Welbeck in the first half.

  • Patrice Evra
    0
    0
    3.50

    Patrice Evra

    Supported those in attacking positions ably by supplying his wingers with possession and delivering an assist for Welbeck.

  • Chris Smalling
    0
    0
    2.00

    Chris Smalling

    Had to be prompted to tune in by the crowd every now and again, and missed an easy second-half chance.

  • Nemanja Vidic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nemanja Vidic

    Defended well against the physical threat of Bony, forcing the Ivorian away from goal. Saw a first-half chance go over the bar.

  • Michael Carrick
    0
    0
    3.50

    Michael Carrick

    United's go-to man in midfield dictated the tempo and he got the hosts moving with series of forward passes.

  • Darren Fletcher
    0
    0
    2.50

    Darren Fletcher

    Serenaded by the Stretford End. Another useful run out in his quest for fitness. He kept things ticking over.

  • Antonio Valencia
    0
    0
    4.00

    Antonio Valencia

    Excelled in his role on the right side of the trio behind Welbeck. He formed strong partnerships with Kagawa and Januzaj while setting United on its way with the opener.

  • Adnan Januzaj
    0
    0
    4.50

    Adnan Januzaj Top of the Match

    The player all his teammates now look for in attacking positions. Whether it was finding the right pass or dribbling past opponents, the teenager showed it all. Could have helped Evra out a little more with Rangel though.

  • Danny Welbeck
    0
    0
    4.00

    Danny Welbeck

    Solid display all around display from the England striker who held the ball up well, ran the spaces and brought teammates into play. Took his goal calmly even if he did miss one clear chance earlier on.

  • Shinji Kagawa
    0
    0
    3.50

    Shinji Kagawa

    Relished his role in the trio behind the striker, taking United forward well on the counter. Played a key part in both goals.

Substitutions

  • Alexander Büttner
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alexander Büttner

    Replaced Evra who appeared injured going down the tunnel.

  • Javier Hernández
    0
    0
    2.50

    Javier Hernández

    Introduced to give Welbeck a well-deserved breather but had no chances of his own.

  • Gerhard Tremmel
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gerhard Tremmel

    A hasty throw-out set in motion the second goal but he made a number of good stops too.

  • Jordi Amat
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jordi Amat

    Switched into a midfield role due to the injury suffered by Canas and performed solidly.

  • Ashley Williams
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ashley Williams

    Made a few key blocks in the area to deny further United goals.

  • Ángel Rangel
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ángel Rangel

    Galloped up and down the right flank and put Evra under a good deal of strain but the cross for the opener came down his side.

  • Ben Davies
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ben Davies Flop of the Match

    Had a tough time against Valencia who linked up well with Rafael down the Swansea left.

  • Leon Britton
    0
    0
    3.50

    Leon Britton

    Came out on top in the battle against Darren Fletcher and was the target of a good deal of his teammates' passes. Made one astonishing goal-line clearance.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Was the Swansea player in closest proximity to the otherwise isolated Bony and had a number of chances to shoot.

  • Wayne Routledge
    0
    0
    3.00

    Wayne Routledge

    A busy performance from the winger who was adept at finding space in the final third and picking up the ball from his midfielders.

  • Pozuelo
    0
    0
    2.50

    Pozuelo

    Full of hearty endeavor going around the midfield and putting the numbers game in the middle in favor of the Swans.

  • José Cañas
    0
    0
    2.00

    José Cañas

    Only on for 15 minutes before injury struck.

  • Wilfried Bony
    0
    0
    2.00

    Wilfried Bony

    Had no chance to replicate his heroics from last week as, too often, he was isolated and barely had an opportunity to strike at goal.

Substitutions

  • Chico
    0
    0
    2.50

    Chico

    Typicaly gutsy display after being sent on as substitute early on.

  • Álvaro
    0
    0
    2.00

    Álvaro

    Brought on to add weight to the attack but fluffed his lines in his only chance.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0