David de Gea 6
"Dave, come off your line once in a while mate!"
"Dave, please never, ever come off your line again, thanks mate."
The wee genius was back in play again and he gave a quite superb performance. Many things helped us give an improved performance today - Di Maria being magic, Blind's control of midfield, Herrera's scampering, QPR's defence - but Rafael also had a huge impact. Must start as often as possible from now on.
Jonny Evans 6
Decent distribution from the back as ever, but wasn't really tested at all.
Tyler Blackett 6
See above. Much less hoofing today, which was nice to see.
Marcos Rojo 7
Not really a left-back, but he looked comfortable and contributed nicely to the attack while keeping everything reasonably solid.
Daley Blind 8
An excellent performance on the ball, guiding the play brilliantly and looking a far better option than Michael Carrick. Time will tell if he can match that up with some decent play when we don't have the ball against a proper team, however.
Ander Herrera 8
A scampering, jinking, glorious menace. A well-taken goal and really helped increase the speed of our play and maintain our dominance over midfield. If he can bring goals and a bit more consistency to his passing he will be some player.
Angel di Maria 9
Was everywhere, and nobody on the opposition got within five yards of him all game. A touch of fortune to his goal, but a superb assist and a quite spectacular pass which Van Persie contrived to make a hash of. He really does look quite extraordinary.
Wayne Rooney 7
Not as terrible as he has been, an overall decent performance capped off with a good goal. Nice to see.
Robin van Persie 5
Poor all-round - outside the area, inside the area, he looks badly off the boil and must surely be fearing for his position with Falcao and perhaps even Wilson around.
Juan Mata 7
A good display, although his goal did little to shake off the notion that he's an ideal player to have in your side when you're 3-0 up against a newly-promoted team. Of course, he can only play what's in front of him, but hopefully he'll be able to step it up against the bigger teams too.
Had one decent chance, which he couldn't quite convert. Other than that, we saw too little to make a judgement.
If there's one downside to the new signings and the Van Gaal regime, we fear for young Adnan. He's getting minutes, but not as many as he surely deserves. Would be nice to see him start soon - the diamond/4-3-3 hybrid that we saw today may well suit him perfectly in place of one of our ponderous strikers.