David de Gea 7 – The Spaniard had a fairly trouble-free night and rarely looked threatened aside from a Griezmann effort which rattled the woodwork. He made a number of good claims from crosses throughout and de Gea pulled off a fabulous save from a deflected shot from Jonny Evans. Solid.
Rafael 6 – Attacked well throughout and linked intelligently with Antonio Valencia. Defensively, he looked a little porous and was sometimes guilty of being a little rash in attempting to win possession. Substituted after a questionable booking.
Jonny Evans 8 – Read the game magnificently in a composed display. His interceptions were exceptional throughout the contest and the 25-year-old made some excellent blocks too. Composed in possession as well.
Phil Jones 8 – In his preferred position alongside Evans again, Jones was imperious like his defensive partner. Aerially he was excellent and the youngster made some vital defensive contributions as the game wore on.
Patrice Evra 6 – His tenacious work led to United’s opener and the experienced Frenchman was a willing runner. However, Evra’s crossing was erratic in the final third. Reasonably sound defensively and could attack more freely with Evans covering.
Michael Carrick 6 – A surprisingly quiet display from the midfielder. His passing was neat throughout and he did get stuck in reasonably well. Was surprisingly over-shadowed by Giggs in a passable, if unspectacular, outing.
Ryan Giggs 8 – The veteran was neat and tidy in possession and provided a number of perfectly weighted defence-splitting balls. His willingness to run at Sociedad not only belied his age but was a welcome tonic after the averageness of Fellaini on Saturday.
Antonio Valencia 7 – Threatened throughout and had a field day against his opposing full-back. Struck the post in the second half and seemed uncharacteristically confident when running at Sociedad’s back line. Crossing was good, too.
Wayne Rooney 9 – A man of the match display from the in-form striker who was a near constant threat. His play in the build-up to United’s opener was sumptuous and his overall game looked sharp. Rooney ran tirelessly and might have had four or five on a different day.
Shinji Kagawa 8 – Demonstrated exactly what he can offer if used correctly by Moyes in an intelligent display packed with clever passes and deft touches. Might have been a tad more selfish in front of goal but he tested Bravo on numerous occasions and the Japanese playmaker linked superbly with Rooney.
Javier Hernandez 6 – The Mexican struggled to make his mark on the game despite his clever movement. Lost his footing at the crucial moment in the first-half and his presence in the box contributed to Martinez’s own goal. Looked disappointed to be replaced on a frustrating evening.
David Moyes 7 – Another soild European showing under Moyes. His selections were near perfect with United benefiting from the faith shown in the blossoming Evans-Jones partnership. The Scotsman’s substitutions were hard to argue with, too.
Chris Smalling 6 – Replaced Rafael who was walking a disciplinary tightrope. He looked solid at full-back and while he didn’t offer a great deal in an attacking sense, Smalling added more steel to United’s back four.
Ashley Young 6 – A reasonable cameo outing for the out-of-favour winger who was a real threat late on. His dribbling was neat and he carved out a couple of late chances with his trickery.