Big saves throughout the game stopped it becoming a rout.
Found it difficult to keep fully on top of things with Rooney dropping into the hole. Not an afternoon to remember.
Willing to thrown himself about for the cause yet was cut apart by United attacks with alarming regularity.
Most of United’s threat in the second half came down his flank yet it was hard to fully blame the fullback. Cover from Mackie was ineffectual at best, making his day all the harder.
Looked naive trying to defend against the speed of Valencia and was often caught out in bizarre defensive positions.
A few flashes here and there but nothing sustained. Anonymity confirmed after being withdrawn early on.
Struggled to really stamp any authority on the game. The whole affair largely passed him by.
Much the same as Barton, struggling to get much of a foothold in the game.
Was giving Evra a torrid time in the first half yet this died down in the second. Got himself into a couple of handy positions though failed to make anything of it.
Put in a decent shift but was never really given the opportunity to damage United.
A burly presence but found chances to build upon his recent goalscoring record very few and far between.
Was rarely tested yet when called upon to produce a save was never found lacking.
A perplexing display that gives weight to the suggestion that the fullback isn’t operating at his highest level. Was beaten far too often by Mackie and looked uncomfortable throughout.
Should have scored when his header came back off the crossbar but otherwise kept the physical presence of QPR’s two front men in check.
Lung bursting runs through the middle made his side look constantly menacing on the counter.
It looks as if the partnership forged with Jonny Evans will be crucial to United’s next few months and, though it was barely tested today, a clean sheet will be most welcome.
Great cross for Rooney’s opener but then faded in influence as the game wore on.
Would have liked to have seen him attack a bit more given the manner in which QPR were wholly on the back foot yet a sturdy display nonetheless.
Was content to control things from deep, with Jones putting in the leg work in the first half, yet strode through himself in the second to put the game beyond doubt.
Teased and threatened without ever really producing too much.
Several chances in the first half meant he should have got his name on the scoresheet. Looked sharp up top with Rooney.
Precise header gave his team the early lead and from there they never looked back. Clever movement made him a nightmare to defend and was the clear pivot from which all United attacking endeavors sprung from.
Brought on when the game was already over. No time to have any real effect.
- 2 B. Orr
- 4 S. Derry
Created a guilt edged chance for his side only for Campbell to spurn. His team clearly look a better prospect with him in it.
Could have brought his team back into the game in the latter stages but missed a great chance from point blank range.
- 21 T. Smith
- 34 A. Lindegaard
- 51 E. Fryers
Bit of sharp footwork and perhaps should have scored when he fired straight at Cerny.
- 13 Ji-Sung Park
Late introduction to save a legs. Enjoyed his team’s lengthy spells of possession.
Clearly working his way back to fitness. Cameo will have done him good, but didn’t bring too much to the party.
- 9 D. Berbatov