Bywater: 7.5 – Conceded four goals but it could have been more but forhis endeavour. Good stops from Fletcher and Nani in the first half and another smart double-save from Ronaldo and Fletcher after the break.
Connolly: 5.0 – Nani caused him problems down the left and he struggled against the winger’s pace and trickery.
Addison: 7.0 – Made a mistake that allowed Ronaldo in to head the third, but otherwise a strong display and redeemed himself with a great header at the other end.
Albrechtsen: 6.0 – Found United’s movement a problem, particularly the movement of Giggs, Gibson and Fletcher.
Stewart: 6.0 - Had some good moments and came forwards at times, but found Park a handful down the United right, particularly in the first half.
Barazite: 6.5 – He looked good in possession and made some telling runs forward, but too often failed to provide any end-product.
Green: 6.0 – Struggled to keep track of United’s midfield at times and found their quick passing a particular problem but hard-working nonetheless.
Savage: 6.5 - Ruffled Ronaldo’s feathers early on but couldn’t unsettle the United midfield, otherwise he was a tenacious presence in the middle of the park.
Teale: 7.5 – Was a real threat down the left, particularly in the second half when Derby came forwards and forced Foster into a first-class save last on with a great strike.
Commons: 7.0 - The hero last time at Pride Park and was bright and lively. Set up Addison for the goal and pumped plenty of decent delivery into the box.
Hulse: 6.5 – A physical presence in attack. He had a decent effort on the turn which he fired just over.
Sterjovski: 6.5 – Came on and helped Derby enjoy a good spell in the second half before the fourth goal killed them off.
Porter: 6.0 – Replaced Hulse but couldn’t make much of an impact.
Foster: 7.0 – Couldn’t prevent Addison’s goal and a few dodgy kicked clearances but a brilliant save to deny Teale late on.
Rafael Da Silva: 6.0 - Derby were a threat down the United right, particularly in the second half, and he found Teale a tough opponent.
Ferdinand: 7.0 – Missed England’s midweek international but back in action and did little wrong in what was a comfortable outing.
Evans: 6.5 – In for Vidic who was rested, and a few shaky moments but played the part.
Evra: 6.5 - Back in the team after injury and cruised through 55 minutes before being given a rest.
Park: 6.5 - Busy as always and had a good effort from a narrow angle which forced Bywater into an excellent save. Replaced early after his midweek international exploits.
Fletcher: 7.5 - Combined really well with Gibson and Giggs, great passing and teed up Welbeck for the fourth goal.
Gibson: 8.0 - Looked good in his favoured central midfield position and a lovely finish made it 2-0 from the edge of the box.
Nani: 7.0 - Teased Connolly down the left and scored with a super right-footed finish after cutting inside.
Giggs: 8.5 - Another composed display. Intelligent, quick passing and set up Ronaldo with a precise corner. Also provided a smashing flick to tee Ronaldo up for a goal which was eventually disallowed
Ronaldo: 7.0 – Scored the third with a thumping header and had another effort disallowed for offside before given a rest in the second half by Ferguson.
Welbeck: 7.5 - Might have got closer to Addison for the goal but he had only just arrived on the pitch. Made amends with a sumptuous finish to end the game as a contest.
O’Shea: 6.0 - Slotted in at left-back and put in a solid display.
Possebon: 6.0 – Handed some vital experience in the second half.
Gill Clark, Goal.com