Hull 1 United 3: Player ratings
8 Kuszczak: If not for his outstanding reaction save to beat away Olofinjana's first-half volley, United would have been in trouble early on. 5 Rafael: The Brazilian's clumsy challenge handed Hull a second-half penalty and he was caught out of position to let Hunt in early on. But still looked thrilling going forward. 7 Brown: Looked fit and sharp alongside Vidic, producing one brilliantly-timed first-half tackle to deny Garcia. 7 Vidic: How happy Ferguson will have been to see the big Serbian back at the heart of defence. Looked a touch ring-rusty but the defence looked so much more solid with him in it. 6 Evra: At last he had some familiar faces around him after being United's only recognised fit defender in recent weeks. Solid as ever. 6 Valencia: Crossing wasn't at its best but still provided a willing outlet on the right until replaced by Park in the second half. 7 Carrick: Pinpoint pass set Rafael up with United's best chance of the match to that point but never really dominated proceedings in the centre of the park. 7 Fletcher: Industrious and full of energy - he added much-needed bite to midfield also helping out Brown and Vidic on occasion. Brilliant cross for Rooney's goal. 6 Giggs: The Welshman's passing wasn't up to its usual standard despite him getting himself into some useful positions. 9 Rooney: From hero to villain to hero again. A mixed bag for Rooney. His part in Hull's penalty was a moment of madness. But he always looked like being the man to provide the spark - and so it proved. 6 Berbatov: Largely ineffective, the Bulgarian rarely found a way through the Hull defence until a late goal was laid on a plate by Rooney. SUBS 6 Park (for Valencia, 63) Worked hard and played a part in United's second goal. 5 Obertan (for Giggs, 78) Too late to make a real impact. NOT USED: Owen, Welbeck, Fabio, De Laet, Foster.
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