David de Gea 7 - Kept United in the game in the first half and was the only line of defence to stop the City attack.
Rafael 7 - tried to influence the game with his energy and endeavour, and consistently won the ball back for United at right back.
Rio Ferdinand 5 - looked slow and off the pace throughout, and was the main culprit as the United defence looked terrible all night long.
Phil Jones 6 - was caught horrendously out of position for City's opener, but improved steadily during the game - though not enough to stop City from bagging more goals.
Patrice Evra 6 - much like Ferdinand, Evra's age is starting to show and he isn't the threat he used to be, and the effective bombing runs up the left are becoming few and far between.
Tom Cleverley 6 - failed to really impose himself on the game as City simply cut through the United midfield early on, and was unsurprisingly substituted for Shinji Kagawa at half time.
Michael Carrick 7 - played through pain after sustaining an early injury, and was fairly effective in his usual role in front of the back four.
Marouane Fellaini 6 - missed a great chance in the first half and was lucky to stay on the pitch after elbowing Pablo Zabaleta. Didn't have the impact he has had in recent games.
Juan Mata 6 - Mata's tough start at United continues as he missed a glorious opportunity to level the score in the first half, and things haven't quite clicked for the former Chelsea star at Old Trafford yet.
Danny Welbeck 7 - Welbeck's pace and athleticism caused the City back line some problems, but he failed to really work and clear cut opportunities.
Wayne Rooney 7 - Looked frustrated by the lack of help around him and resorted to taking shots from all angles in order to get his team back into the game, but nothing worked.
Shinji Kagawa 5 - Kagawa was introduced to provide more of a creative spark for United, but the Japanese international was largely anonymous in his 45 minute cameo.
Antonio Valencia 5 - Touched the ball just 15 times and failed to really test the City defence, as he gave the ball away in needless situations.
Javier Hernandez 5 - On the pitch for around 15 minutes but touched the ball just 10 times in a largely ineffectual spell on the pitch.