Norwich City v Manchester United: Player ratings

Player ratings for both Norwich City and Manchester United following their Premier League clash.

• Norwich City

7 John Ruddy: No chance with either close range strike. First-half parry to foil Danny Welbeck the pick of his quality work.

8 Kyle Naughton: Profitable attacking outlet. Important defensive blocks. May feel should have cut out Ashley Young's key late cross

7 Elliott Ward: Struggled with the guile and movement of Javier Hernandez in the first period but didn't miss much at the back. Has come back very strongly.

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8 Zak Whitbread: Athletic, fearless. Great block on Ryan Giggs. Pivotal role in Norwich goal and a timely clearance at the other end.

7 Adam Drury: Needed more help in the early sparring to cut out the potent threat from Nani. Got the upper hand over time.

7 Anthony Pilkington: One wonderful cross carved out best first-half chance for Grant Holt. Foiled by David De Gea when clean through.

6 David Fox: Usual quality delivery from set pieces, but more profligate than normal in possession.

6 Bradley Johnson: Flashes of quality on the ball, but difficult after the break when United moved it quicker centrally.

7 Andrew Surman: Numerous attempts on the United goal. Looked fresh and hungry for work after his FA Cup rest.

6 Simeon Jackson: By manager's own admission, unfortunate to be withdrawn at the interval. Carried a threat down the channels.

7 Grant Holt: Assassin's instinct to fire Norwich level. More than a match for United's illustrious names.

Subs: Aaron Wilbraham (for Pilkington) 7, Wes Hoolahan (for Jackson) 6, Elliott Bennett (for Johnson) 6

• Manchester United

8 David De Gea: Kept Norwich at bay. Athletic shot-stopping ability matched by secure handling.Commanded his area.

7 Phil Jones: Wonderful prospect. Perhaps not as dominant as the game at Old Trafford, but no less involved.

7 Rio Ferdinand: Experience proved vital during Norwich's first half surge. Relished the aerial joust with Grant Holt.

6 Jonny Evans: One or two defensive aberrations. Good foil for Ferdinand with his youth and energy.

6 Patrice Evra: Strangely subdued display. Caught ball-watching by Anthony Pilkington first half. Lucky to escape penalty claim

6 Nani: Picked out Paul Scholes for first goal. Fleeting influence on proceedings thereafter.

7 Paul Scholes: Has lost none of his class and awareness. Nearly paid for one wayward square ball, but set the tempo second half.

7 Michael Carrick: Helped United establish a measure of control after the interval alongside Scholes.

8 Ryan Giggs: Sublime. Poacher's instinct for the winner on his 900th club appearance. Numerous quality deliveries.

7 Danny Welbeck: Only the youngster will know how he failed to get on the scoresheet. Constant threat.

6 Javier Hernandez: Bright and lively before the interval with United operating largely on the counter. Faded after break.

Subs: Ashley Young (for Hernandez) 6, Chris Smalling (for Giggs, 90) 5