Date:Thursday April 24 2008
Edwin van der Sar: Despite Barcelona's massive superiority, he was rarely troubled. He made some routine saves and he was confident at dealing with the rare crosses. 7
Owen Hargreaves: Kept Andres Iniesta totally quiet. Could have done better with his few crossing opportunities. 7
Wes Brown: Impressive. Not one mistake, he threw himself in front of everything. 8
Rio Ferdinand: The best English defender since Bobby Moore, no doubt. Wonderfully assured showing, controlled the defence and he was an admirable presence throughout. We owe him a lot for the clean sheet. 9
Patrice Evra: Kept Messi totally quiet - though the British press, bafflingly, were raving about the Argentinian's performance - and that's just about enough for me. 7
Paul Scholes: Kept the ball better than any of his teammates and retrieved it very often. Did not try his trademark late sliding tackles so it all turned out to be good for him. 7
Michael Carrick: Had to do the dirty work. At times he wasn't even a defensive midfielder but an extra centre-back. Some vital interceptions but he made little impact with his passing. 6
Wayne Rooney: Disciplined - but that's all. OK, not quite: he did very well to prevent Abidal supporting the attacks. Hopefully he'll be a centre-forward at Stamford Bridge. 5
Carlos Tevez: Played as a kind of link-man between defence and our non-existent attack. He kept the ball well but defensively he was quite useless there and often isolated in possession. 5
Ji-sung Park: His task was a huge and unenviable one, he had to track back all the time to help out Evra. Did a lot of running but he was ineffective in possession. Still, his workrate was important for us on the night. 6
Cristiano Ronaldo: Did not do very well as a lone forward. Missed the vital penalty but had some nice dribbles and he was the most confident in possession. If only he had a partner - for example, a centrally positioned Wayne Rooney. 6
Luis Nani: On as a sub for Rooney but made no impact.
Ryan Giggs: Replaced Tevez (we had FOUR wingers on the pitch) but I don't think he even touched the ball.
Date:Thursday April 24 2008
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