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United v Pompey - Player Ratings!

Edwin van der Sar: A good save from a Kranjcar shot but otherwise nothing to do in a one-sided first half. 6

Wes Brown: Had a good, quiet game, probably should have gone forward more. 6

Rio Ferdinand: One of the players who did not have goalscoring opportunities. Did solidly, had no chance of getting back in time to prevent the goal. Almost saved the penalty. 6

Nemanja Vidic: He could have scored with headers, shame he didn't put them away. 6

Patrice Evra: One of our best players. However, he made one really bad decision: when being put clean through by one the many brilliant Rooney-passes, he pulled the ball back, behind Tevez instead of shooting. 7

Cristiano Ronaldo: A frustrating afternoon for the Portuguese. Lassana Diarra's first minute foul on him was worth a free-kick but Distin's similar though even more obvious foul wasn't a penalty for Atkinson. Missed good opportunities to score. 7

Owen Hargreaves: Did his job well but it made sense to bring him off as his defensive qualities were unnecessary. 7

Paul Scholes: Disappointing. He seems to suffer from lack of confidence. Missed a good chance and always chose the safest option, his passing was nowhere near what he is capable of. 5

Luis Nani: Relentless crossing but his teammates found various options of how to miss the resultant chances... 7

Carlos Tevez: The decision to bring him off was a bit surprising especially with Scholes' poor performance. He wasted great chances but was a great contributor to our attacking play. Fergie probably did not want to risk him as he is one of our two remaining attackers.

Wayne Rooney: Frustrated in the first half and messed up a glorious opportunity. In the second, he was brilliant: two of his passes especially stand out, they sent Evra and Carrick clear but none of them managed to convert. 7

Michael Carrick: He gave us new impetus in attack, passed the ball brilliantly but missed a great chance (I'm tired of typing it at every single of our players) 7

Anderson: Did well but along with Rooney failed to close down Baros before the goal. 6




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 9 2008

Time: 9:12PM

Your Comments

guys, dnt wiish to be rude but none of your keepers would have got near that penalty let alone Ferdinand
ChrisW
Wemberley, Wemberley. We are off to Wemberley. I thank you.
storagematt
yeah, it was a well struck penalty but rio guessed where muntari would shoot and did his best so deserves credit. if it had a little less power...
Vidicinho
sorry fellas...it ws a perfect penalty in every way. well, obviosly, he could have blastesd it into the top corner, but players that do that have a tendancy to miss.
pompeycarpet
Oh how I am enjoying this ....... nothing else to say except every dog has it day and today is ours ! ....
Chix
Hmmm, bit flat around here, how long does it take to make a prawn sandwich anyway? :)
ChrisW
Poor alround disply
cyjax
rio 9
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