Rarely tested by an unusually toothless United attack in the first half. Made an incomprehensible decision to rush out for Van Persie's equaliser, and that moment turned the match.
Handled Chicharito and Welbeck fairly comfortably, but Van Persie proved a step too far.
Did not show the same sense of adventure as Salino on the opposite flank, but United's narrow formation ensured his problems early on were limited. Put under pressure in the second half, however, he buckled, bringing Rooney down for United's penalty.
Neatly linked play in the centre of midfield, using his experience to pick an intelligent and progressive pass.
Curled a decent early strike not far shy of the top corner in the first half, and combined well with Eder and Alan.
Tidy in the centre and craftily engineered a collision with Evans which earned his team a penalty and the opening goal.
Dangerous on the left flank, exploiting Valencia's desire to get forward and swinging in several dangerous crosses.
Bombed forward regularly to create two-on-one situations with Alan against Evra, and United's midfield diamond meant he had no direct opponent defensively.
A constant menace on the right with his physicality and trickery, and put away his penalty emphatically.
His movement up front proved difficult for Evans and Smalling to handle, and he was unlucky to see his first-half header hit the post.
Made some decent saves whenever he was called upon, and could do nothing about Alan's drilled penalty.
This was his first appearance of the season, and it showed. A very promising talent, but looked a step slower than most and needs more game time to regain his best form.
Never looked sure of himself up against Eder spearheading a fluid Braga attack and, although there was little he could do to avert the collision with Custodio which led to the penalty, his manager was more than justified in taking him off for Ferdinand on the hour.
Troubled by Alan and Leandro Salino all night. Still does not look his old, defensively composed self.
Surged forward powerfully on a number of occasions from right-back, but his greatest reward was a couple of corners and, defensively, he was often less than solid.
Had a couple of nice touches here and there, but looked uncomfortable in a diamond and could not affect any change in proceedings until being replaced by Rafael with just under 20 minutes left.
Still looks to be carrying a bit more weight than he should, and made little impact as a confident and slick Braga midfield won the battle in the centre of the pitch.
Looked classy as ever on the ball but the suspicion remains that, as a converted winger playing in the middle, his defensive instincts are not the best.
Denied the ball inside the penalty area, he found himself in a battle not really suited to his skills, and had a poor game as a result.
Lively whenever his team-mates could get the ball to him, they simply could not get the ball to him enough. Kept plugging away though, and when he got his chance from the penalty spot, he took it nervelessly.
His industrious self but completely starved of service. He probably won't even dream of scoring a goal tonight, such was his lack of scoring chances.
A characteristically lively cameo, but his biggest contribution was probably to allow Valencia to move forward into his favoured wing position.
Brought on with 30 minutes left following the power cut as United sought their own route back into the light but, although he helped stem the tide of Braga chances, and his efforts ultimately proved crucial.
R. van Persie
Replaced Welbeck with 25 minutes left as his side chased the game and duly delivered. Was helped enormously by Beto's ridiculous decision to rush out of his goal, but took his chance superbly.