Was praised heavily by Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of kick off and repaid the faith put in him by the United boss from as early as the 17th minute, getting down well to keep out Andrews' powerful low free-kick. Was hardly tested thereafter as United kept the visitors quiet but remained alert to stop Long's 81st minute strike.
Was keen to get forward and support Welbeck but was a little wasteful with his delivery in the first half. Improved in the second however and was a threat down the right, all the while keeping close tabs on the advancing Ridgewell.
Was superb on the front foot, nearly playing Chicharito in on the 34th minute after a darting run through the middle and looked to work well alongside Young. The Frenchman looked at his sharpest in weeks.
Looked to run the ball out of defence as often as he could and was given a fairly easy time of it at the back as Fortune looked to target Evans. Calm and collected from the veteran.
Started well but struggled to contain the bright Fortune, who looked to stay tight to the Northern Irishman before beating him for pace. Never looked entirely comfortable but worked tirelessly to secure the clean sheet.
Pure class from the 37-year-old as he ran the show from the first minute alongside Carrick before being substituted with 17 minutes remaining. It was a masterclass in ball retention from the midfielder and he even put in a couple of good tackles. Old dog; new tricks.
Saw his powerful 10th minute effort saved well by Robinson as he linked up neatly with Welbeck and always looked likely to cause the visitors problems. Completely dominated Tamas down the wing and worked hard to cover for the advancing Evra.
Dictated the pace of the game from the centre of the park, mixing up his passing and maintaining possession for the Premier League champions. Faultless from the midfielder.
Really should've done better with his early effort on the half volley which went flying high and wide but atoned with the opener as half time approached to grab a goal for the fourth consecutive game in the league. Showed sharp movement to reach Hernandez's in-swinging shot and beat the offside trap expertly. Took his league tally to 20 for the season with an unstoppable second-half penalty to wrap the game up.
The 21-year-old was impressive from the off, stretching the West Brom defence with some intelligent running down the right flank. Played in Young for a great chance after 10 minutes and probed the Baggies box endlessly.
Looked to run in behind the West Brom defence early on but was caught out by the visitors' offside trap. Nearly fashioned a magnificent goal for himself in the second half but his the post with a powerful effort. A bright showing from the Mexican.
The former Manchester United man pulled off a great stop to deny Ashley Young in the 10th minute. Could do little to stop Rooney's opener and had no chance with the United striker's penalty.
Was unable to cope with the pace of Young and Evra down the channel and looked out of his depth at Old Trafford. Relied heavily on support from McAuley as the hosts looked to exploit the Romanian's lack of pace.
The Swede turned 29 on Saturday and looked to show his experience with a foul on Rooney worthy of a booking as United looked to counter-attack. However, another challenge on Hernandez shortly after saw him sent off two bookable offences.
Started very brightly down the left flank, exposing the gap in between Jones and Welbeck and should have seen a fine cross rewarded with an effort on goal from Andrews. One of the visitors' stronger performers.
Was forced to cover for the struggling Tamas on a number of occasions, and directed the West Brom back four well. Worked hard keeping up with Chicharito and pulled off a number of key tackles, none more so than his first-half effort to stop Young in the area on the 25th minute.
Returned to the side after two months out with a broken foot and appeared rusty early on, wasting an effort on the edge of the area nine minutes in by blazing it high and wide when he had time to act with a little more measure. Wasn't as involved as he would have hoped.
Sat too deep and gave Carrick and Scholes far too much space when he needed to be more combative. Allowed the United midfield to run the game for long periods. Showed greater endeavour after Rooney's opener but it was too little too late.
Had the first chance of the match but was stretched too far in trying to meet Ridgewell's dangerous ball from the left and continued to drive forward from midfield. All action from the former Blackburn man.
Was a passenger for much of the fixture as Scholes and Carrick dominated the midfield battle. Got up and down the pitch as the Baggies looked to break but saw too little of the ball to have a great impact.
Worked hard in tracking Evra down the flank but will have been frustrated not to have been on the end of a few more attacking moves. Cut a forlorn figure on the right wing for much of the game but did show some neat touches on occasion.
The former Celtic man caused Evans all sorts of problems in the opening half hour and looked to have the better of the Northern Ireland international. However, he was left isolated in the second half, forced to chase down lost causes and tired as a result
- 40 B. Amos
- 21 Rafael
- 11 R. Giggs
Came on for Welbeck with 12 minutes remaining and moved well after his recent time spent on the sidelines.
- 13 Ji-Sung Park
Replaced Scholes with 17 minutes remaining and slotted in to the midfield well as United saw out the win.
- 9 D. Berbatov