After exiting their third cup competition of the season, Manchester United cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Stoke City in the Premier League - but which Red was the most influential?
Ben Amos - 7
Did Valencia get Man of the Match - again?
His first Premier League match was daunting one but, in the end, Amos only had one save to make and handled everything else very well.
Chris Smalling - 7
Definitely got a lot better as the game wore on, but in the early going Smalling killed off some of the United attacks with some sloppy passing.
Jonny Evans - 8
It was always going to be a challenge for him against to big center forwards, but Stoke had to be more worried about Evans with the ball then when they did.
Rio Ferdinand - 7
He handled everything the Potters through forward the way the fans have come to expect from Rio - with calmness and composure.
Patrice Evra - 7
Stoke's best attacking came down the left, but Evra was far more dangerous in the United offensive third then they were in theirs.
Antonio Valencia - 9
Never stopped running and Valencia showed just how influential he can be with another towering performance which saw him earn a penalty and create numerous chances for his teammates.
Paul Scholes - 9 (Man of the Match)
Was tremendous, as Scholes continued where he left off against Liverpool at the weekend - dominating the midfield - and he's proving to be, perhaps, the best signing during the January transfer window.
Michael Carrick - 7
Another typical Carrick display - with neat passing and a near goal but, unfortunately, many people will remember his game for the arrant pass that almost let Jerome in at the end.
Ji-Sung Park - 7
Like his wing partner, Park was always busy and keeping the Stoke defenders on their toes - and he got the Reds off the mark with a very good run into the box resulting in a penalty.
Javier Hernandez - 7
Took his penalty as cool as you'd like, which was his first goal in seven games, but other than Hernandez was not a real goal threat.
Dimitar Berbatov - 7
Made some of his great touches and flicks that helped United's build up play tick and, even though he squeaked his penalty in, Berbatov should've had a double, as he missed a golden chance at the death.
Paul Pogba - 7
Finally made it on the pitch, and the young midfielder was definitely not shy getting involved, Pogba's contribution was enough to wet your tongue of things to come.
Overall - 8
In the last few games against them, Stoke City has proved to be a tough out for Manchester United, but the Reds took it to them and never allowed them to stamp their physical authority on the game.
1. Horrendous; 2. An awful day; 3. A depressing time; 4. A forgettable performance; 5. Could have done better; 6. An average performance; 7. A good performance; 8. A dynamic display; 9. An excellent all-around game; 10. A performance for the ages