Kept his concentration and produced a sharp performance, rushing off his line to deny Hernandez on two occasions. Perhaps unfortunate that Young's shot went through his legs.
Produced a tough, uncompromising display alongside Vertgonhen in the Ajax defence. Looked vulnerable to Hernandez's movement.
The much-hyped Belgian showed why he is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs with a very strong defensive display. Alert to make interceptions, timed his tackles well and was composed on the ball.
The Ajax left-back struggled defensively, allowing Nani and Jones far too much space. Put out of his misery when he was replaced by Boilesen in the 63rd minute.
S. de Jong
Caused United problems around the edge of the box, highlighted when he forced De Gea into a wondersave with a stinging strike from 25 yards. Worked hard to put pressure on Carrick and Cleverley in the United midfield.
The Serbian produced a lively display, putting United midfielders under pressure and looked to run at the visitors' defence. Like the rest of his side, faded in the second-half.
Took up good defensive positions but made some weak challenges, while he was drawn inside ahead of Young's goal.
The Dane has been linked with United and produced a classy display against Sir Alex Ferguson's side. Happy to receive the ball under pressure, composed with his passing and two-footed, as he showed with a left-footed strike from 30 yards in the first-half.
Played an important role at the base of the Ajax midfield, denying Rooney time and space to pick the ball up in the 'hole'.
Offered width and was tidy on the ball without ever troubling United.
A clumsy display was summed up by a woeful shot off-target shortly after the restart. Lacked the mobility and skill to cause the United defence problems and was substituted for Van Rhijn on the hour mark.
The Spaniard continued his improvement in form with a confident display that included an excellent fingertip save to keep out De Jong's effort in the first-half.
After a mixed first-half in which his end product was missing, the winger opened the scoring in the 59th minute, keeping his cool to cut inside and shoot through the goalkeeper. Grew in confidence and had the beating of Anita.
Played at right-back and was defensively solid while constantly offering an attacking outlet. Bombed forward down the right flank with pace, power and skill.
Solid defensive performance from the Brazilian full-back. The only blip was a booking for a rash tackle.
Clever defensively as he showed his anticipation to snuff out Ajax attacks. Rightly saw a penalty shout waved away following a challenge on Sulejmani on the stroke of half-time.
Played an hour in central midfield after making his first appearance since an ankle injury sustained in October. Picked out a couple of good first-time passes out wide.
Did little wrong but played largely a supporting role, keeping the United midfield ticking along. Was not allowed the time he wanted to pick out incisive passes.
The Portuguese winger found space to cause problems and delivered the cross in the build-up to Young's opener. Until that stage, his final delivery had been poor, summed up by a badly mishit shot.
The Mexican's movement was a constant danger and he took his only clear chance five minutes from time with a typical strike. Despite his goal threat, his touch and build-up play outside the penalty area was generally poor.
Not on top form but was still able to act as United's creative hub, particularly after the break. Produced a couple of weak shots from distance before setting up Hernandez's goal late on.
- 22 J. Cillessen
- 17 D. Blind
Replaced Koppers in the 63rd minute and looked far more assured at left-back, defending well in one-on-one situations.
R. van Rhijn
Came on for Bulykin with 30 minutes to play but fared little better than the Russian against an organised United team.
- 25 T. Serero
- 18 N. Lodeiro
Played the final 10 minutes as a replacement for Ozbiliz.
- 40 B. Amos
Replaced Young in the 76th minute and played a key role in Hernandez's goal, winning the ball before starting the attack. Limped off injured immediately, which will be a worry for United.
- 12 C. Smalling
Replaced Cleverley in the 61st minute and helped United to complete a professional display, dictating the tempo in the final half-an-hour.
- 42 P. Pogba
- 13 Ji-Sung Park
Replaced Valencia four minutes from time.