UK time is: 06:59:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Carrick Hails Ronaldo's Strength

Michael Carrick believes that Ronaldo has proved again that he's a top player as he kept his cool with the penalty against Arsenal.

The league's top scorer had to convert the spot-kick twice because of an encroachment by Ji-sung Park. However, he had the nerve to aim for the same corner for the second time, too.

"Ronny dealt with the pressure very well,' Carrick told MUTV.

'It was a terrific penalty and that`s what top players do under pressure. They raise their game and produce the goods.

It was definitely a turning point but this game will be remembered by Owen Hargreaves' fantastic free-kick.

Owen stepped up and hit a tremendous free-kick. We`ve seen him do it many times in training and I was pretty confident that he was going to take that and score."

"You could see by the celebrations how much it meant to us," the midfielder added. "It was a tough game - one of the hardest ones we`ve had all season.

"We`re in control of the situation now and next week`s another huge game for us, so we`ll rest and get ready for that this week."


And that week's rest could not come at a better time, after such a mentally and physically draining game. Carrick himself looked like a bit tired but we must be grateful for the rotation: we have enough in the tank to last this season I think.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 14 2008

Time: 12:52PM

Your Comments

Nothing seems to affect the man. Don't think he knows what pressure is?
welshboy78
Pressure is for tyres!!!
java
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Shaw Can Do Better! (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Fellaini on That Goal! (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Phelan in Running for Birmingham Job! (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Missed the Boat? (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Nani Staying in Lisbon! (Tuesday October 21 2014)

United`s Title Hopes? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

West Brom 2 United 2 (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Stats: West Brom v United (Tuesday October 21 2014)

West Brom v United - Team Sheets (Monday October 20 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
WBA 2 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 2 - 1 Everton
Man Utd 2 - 1 West Ham
Leicester City 5 - 3 Man Utd
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.
Burnley 0 - 0 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Southampton 8 5 1 2 14 16
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11

Breaking League News

OSC Lille V Everton Match Preview
Everton : 23/10/2014 06:02:00
Now! That First Penalty Against Maribor!
Chelsea : 23/10/2014 02:00:00
Could the Improbable Happen?
Chelsea : 23/10/2014 01:00:00
Isn't It The Sign Of A Great Team?
Arsenal : 23/10/2014 00:45:00
Captain Cescy?
Chelsea : 22/10/2014 22:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v West Brom?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 1%
Rafael 0%
Jones 0%
Rojo 0%
Shaw 0%
Blind 14%
Januzaj 0%
Mata 0%
Herrera 0%
Di Maria 28%
Van Persie 0%
Fellaini 57%
Falcao 0%
Young 0%