David de Gea
It wasn't always pretty but got the job done until Oviedo's winner. Made highly effective saves from Mirallas and Lukaku at either end of the opening half, and then saved with his legs in a one-on-one with Deulofeu.
A composed display in only his fourth league start of the season, illuminated by some brilliant right-flank deliveries. Fatigue must have been the only reason for his withdrawal early in second half.
Made some good interceptions and read the game well but his touch and distribution were mediocre.
Plenty of life in the Frenchman yet. Overlapped effectively and drew a fine save from Howard with a stinging second-half shot.
Looked like a seven stone weakling in the face of Lukaku's awesome physical weapons on an uncomfortable evening for the skipper.
Seemed to have more time and space than every other player on the pitch.
His energy and endeavor were not in doubt but did little to suggest his former employers did not get the better of the 27 million-pound deal that took him to Old Trafford.
Solid and reliable rather than especially threatening. Dropped to right back for most of second half and United was made to pay as he failed to track Oviedo for the winner.
One horrible early touch apart, looked sharp and busy as he foraged in his favorite No. 10 position. Unlucky to be subbed early in the second half.
Got in some great positions but had a nose bleed every time he entered the penalty box. Headed an Evra rebound against the crossbar.
The forward led the line for the third consecutive game and always looked United's most likely source of a goal. Denied by a near-post Howard save in the first half before hitting the post with a deflected shot. The ball did not quite run his way in the second period.
Made a series of acrobatic saves, although rode his luck, with United twice striking the woodwork.
Leadership, commitment and resilient defending from the skipper. Made some excellent blocks.
Maybe Leighton Baines is replaceable, after all. Defended solidly, did not lack in ambition going forward and popped up at the far post to calmly score the winner.
Expert display against United's multi-faceted attackers. Read the game superbly and took up some good positions.
No frills display from a no frills player.
Screened the back four intelligently and used the ball adeptly, although he got dragged too deep whenever the United pressure mounted.
A big threat when he drove forward with the ball on the counterattack, but his execution was a little wonky. Subbed with 22 minutes left.
Everton was at its most effective when he set the tempo with his aggression and ball-hunting.
Looked a diminished force on the left without Baines to overlap him.
A towering display from the dreadlocked one. Tore Vidic a good'un with his pace and power, held the ball up well and set up the game's only goal with the cross to Oviedo.
Always a danger with his pace and dribbling, but guilty of being a little selfish at times. Had an early thunderbolt tipped over by De Gea.