Date: 30th September 2012 at 12:15pm
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Lindegaard: 6 – Not much he could have done with either goal, a deflected effort and a well placed shot out of his reach

Rafael: 6 Got forward well in an attempt to spark an attack, doesn’t quite have the same chemistry with as he does with Valencia

Evra: 6 Made a significant covering tackle but initially struggled with Lennon and Walker. Could have even snuck an equaliser for but saw his header saved by Friedel

Rio: 5 Caught with his pants down for two goals as beat him for pace for Spurs’ second and should have done better with Defoe fore Spurs’ third. Disappointing considering how well he did last week.

Evans: 6 Didn’t do too badly yesterday and was unlucky to get a touch on Verthongen’s first

Carrick: 5 Largely anonymous throughout, again failed to get to grips with Moussa Dembele

Scholes: 8 Started slowly but went on to DOMINATE the game, pulled all the strings as attempted to force their way back into the game. Played the ball that saw hauled down in the box in the first and was at the center of everything good for us. Extremely worrying that we still have to rely on him to perform to see us get into gear

Giggs: 4 It is because Giggs is a legend that watching him labour through these games is so painful. Offers little to nothing now, and the fact persists with him is starting to hurt the team.

Nani: 7 Following last week’s fiasco at Anfield, the only way was up and thankfully showed signs of recovery. Put in a decent cross or two, got at Verthongen, could have won a penalty and scored United’s first.

Kagawa: 7 Despite some decent moments, was a passenger in the first half but as woke up so did he. His trap, turn and finish for United’s second was sublime and shouldn’t have been subbed off when he was.

RVP: 6.5 As looked to get back into the game, RVP was guilty of missing important chances. Fizzed about the game and put some impressive crosses into the box that nobody got onto the end of. Set up Kagawa’s goal with a well weighted pass into the Japanese player’s feet.

Subs:

Rooney: 8 If Scholes was pulling the strings then Rooney was executing. Happens to like playing against Spurs and lead the revival. Set up Nani’s goal, hit the post with lovely freekick and it’s a shame that his hard work wasn’t rewarded with at least 1 point. Some said now we have RVP we don’t need him, others that the two couldn’t play together – on this showing, both statements appear to be false

Hernandez: n/a

Welbeck: Given a 10 minute cameo and did his part as looked to grab an equaliser