The Spaniard had almost nothing to do but produced a superb save late in the first half to keep out Neagu's deflected effort.
Bombed forward at every opportunity and delivered the cross for Valencia's goal. Had little trouble defensively against llie but showed good pace when he was needed in that department.
Warned by Sir Alex Ferguson he needs to adapt his game, United's captain for the night produced a solid display in defence. Booked for a late challenge on Pena but generally dealt well with Galati's lone striker.
Impressive going forward as he burst through challenges to inject some energy into United's play in the final third. Switched off a couple of times defensively and needs to stop diving in as much when he tackles.
Mainly the spare man in the United defence and swept up comfortably when needed.
The Brazilian made a sloppy start with misplaced passes and seemed to lack confidence in the first half. Stabbed effort on goal after the break was cleared off the line by Costin.
The Portuguese winger had a quiet game and looked frustrated as he was denied time and space to dribble at the Galati defence.
On hand in the eighth minute to turn in Jones' cross from close-range. Offered good width by hugging the right touchline but final ball was lacking.
Played in an unfamiliar role in the middle of a four-man midfield with mixed results. Sprayed some eye-catching passes and scored the decisive second via a deflection but was generally unable to affect the game as much as he would like high up the pitch.
The Bulgarian's silky touch is always easy on the eye and he showed good awareness to play in Jones ahead of Valencia's strike. Had few real sights on goal but saw two second-half efforts stopped by the Galati goalkeeper.
Replaced by Hernandez in the 11th minute after suffering an apparent injury. Near-post run caused confusion in the six-yard box for Valencia's goal.
The Galati goalkeeper could do nothing about either United goal and showed solid handling to keep out the hosts in the second half.
Coped well with Valencia but struggled a lot more when Jones bombed forward from deep.
A strong performance from the centre-back and was unlucky to deflect Rooney's effort into his own net. Excellent defending with his head in the first half to block Jones' goal-bound shot.
Strong in one-on-one situations against Nani but barely crossed the halfway line.
Cleared Anderson's shot off the line and displayed good anticipation throughout the game, particularly in the way he read Chicharito's movement.
Picked up the ball in promising positions but had few options in front of him and failed to play the incisive pass.
Probably the brightest attacking player for the visitors. Struck one first-half shot straight at De Gea before forcing the United goalkeeper into a fine save after having a left-footed shot deflected by Ferdinand.
Performed well in the holding role, breaking up United attacks and dropping deep to almost make a fifth defender at times.
Virtually anonymous in attack and offered Salageanu little support defensively before being replaced by Frunza in the 52nd minute.
Tidy on the ball and worked hard defensively but offered little by way of an attacking threat.
Had the unenviable task of playing as the visitors' lone striker and often found he was 40 yards away from his nearest team-mate. Worked hard and glanced one header wide just after Valencia's early goal.
- 34 A. Lindegaard
- 51 E. Fryers
- 3 P. Evra
- 42 P. Pogba
Replaced Anderson 10 minutes from time and played in central midfield alongside Rooney.
Replaced the injured Owen in the 11th minute. Impressive movement, as always, but seemed to lack a little of his usual sharpness in the box.
- 19 D. Welbeck
- 1 C. Brăneţ
- 2 N. Skubic
- 6 A. Benga
Replaced Ilie in the 52nd minute. Comfortable in possession but lacked any idea of how to break United down.
Replaced Antal in the 61st minute but failed to improve Galati as an attacking force.
Replaced Giurgiu nine minutes from time and fired a late effort wide with his left foot.
- 19 B. Punoševac