DR: Antonio Valencia – 6
Occasionally added to the numbers in attack for United, but was largely contained by the impressive Joleon Lescott.
CB: Bruce McNair – 5
Booked in the 62nd minute, and often struggled with Berahino—he gave away the freekick that led to the Albion’s goal.
CB: Chris Smalling – 6
An encouraging performance, Smalling looked good in possession and largely silenced the Throstles’ forwards
DL: Daley Blind – 7
Untroubled by Craig Gardner and neat with the ball at his feet, Blind was replaced by Angel Di Maria as United immediately after the goal as United sought a way back into the match.