UK time is: 04:53:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

United v Chelsea - Player Ratings!

Edwin van der Sar: Confident throughout, he dealt with backpasses and even kept out Rio's bad header. Saved Anelka's penalty to become the hero. 8

Wes Brown: Had Malouda then Kalou in his pocket and supplied a brilliant cross for Ronaldo. His best performance of the season in the biggest game of it. 8

Rio Ferdinand: Did his job quite well, was very unlucky at the goal. He could have scored an own goal but he was clearly fouled by Ballack though Michel did not seem to notice. 7

Nemanja Vidic: His tussle with Drogba was a fascinating one, with both players up for really dirty tricks to be honest. He shaded the battle I thought. 8

Patrice Evra: Brilliant throughout, had any other player been on the left side of our defence Joe Cole would have killed us. Supported the attacks well and the way he created the chance for Giggs in extra time... brilliant. 8

Owen Hargreaves: The best penalty of the night and a great performance. Never got tired, he was our Essien on the right. Surely to play a more prominent role next season. 8

Paul Scholes: Attacking passes: 2. It was highlighted when he was finally brought off. Not his best game by any means but at least he was part of a victorious final. 5

Michael Carrick: Brilliant in the first half, his passing and interceptions were vital to United's superiority. Shame he did not score as he could have put the game beyond Chelsea. His influence faded later as his lack of pace was exposed by the dynamism of the opponent. Confident penalty. 7

Cristiano Ronaldo: Missed his penalty, yes. His penalty-taking routine, with this strange dance and the stopping, is annoying. But after labelled as someone who can't deliver in the big games he produced a great performance during the 120 minutes, scored our goal and threatened on every occasion he got the ball. He was fouled persistently and deliberately yet no yellow cards were dished out. The usual... 8

Wayne Rooney: United mainly attacked on the flanks and it left him a bit isolated. Did a huge job, ran a lot but he was far from his best this time. 6

Carlos Tevez: Ran, ran and ran again but missed his chances to put the game beyond Chelsea's reach. Confident penalty. 7

Ryan Giggs: His introduction did a lot towards easing United's nerves and he could have won the game for us but found Terry's head instead. Cool penalty. 7

Luis Nani: Came on late and did not have much impact - in the very final moments, he passed the ball to Hargreaves instead of shooting from 20 yards despite his brilliant goals against Spurs and Boro. Converted his penalty confidently. 7

Anderson: I think he should have been brought on earlier, not just for the penalties but he converted his. Another one who will play a very prominent role next season.




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:Thursday May 22 2008

Time: 12:49PM

Your Comments

i dont think a better decision to move has ever been made than by carrick when he decided to join us. inthe two years he has been with us he has won two league titles, a champions league whilst also appearing in an FA Cup final. he has been integral to our team this season and im so glad sir alex paid out the 18.5 million for his services. lets hope his medal cabinet gets bigger in the coming seasons.
united4life
Could also judge some of the Man Utd players on the use of elbows and some Chelsea players for their diving! :o) Giggs 20 / 10. Legend!
The Fear
The things you read on the chelsea site.... "Ronaldo was crying like a baby..." " We dominated the game! So lucky MAN U"... its like we were never on that field...like you never created more, and clear cut chances than their super lucky goal that changed everything... alexpant
alexpant
not a lot of comments on the man u website...i guess people are still partying out there..ehehe
alexpant
Think your marking is way too generous !!!!
Tiny T
how is it everage is about 7, and we won the biggest cup in football lol
fenton_01
Carrick has been brilliant.
java
Great result and a good performance in parts but you have to feel very sorry for Chelsea!
eastneydave
no we dont eastneydave. they deserve nothing.
united4life
spot on U4L.
java
cant help but agree with u4l
rooneyisgod
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

No! Not Another One (Wednesday April 16 2014)

And Another Bites the Dust (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Carvalho Has Another Suitor! (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Duo Fined and Warned! (Tuesday April 15 2014)

No Darren, No! (Monday April 14 2014)

I Should be Used More Claim! (Monday April 14 2014)

No Smoke without Fire Syndrome (Monday April 14 2014)

Thanks But No Thanks! (Monday April 14 2014)

Giggs - Preparing to Call Time? (Sunday April 13 2014)

Van Gaal Talk! (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived 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)

1. TheFamousNo7 55
2. Kanchelskis 41
3. MotorMad 27
4. gmauti 3
5. kresek 2
6. nordkap 2
7. Xfunny 1
8. Javan 1
9. ForeverUnited 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 0 - 4 Man Utd
Man Utd 4 - 1 Aston Villa
Man Utd 0 - 3 Man City
West Ham 0 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 0 - 3 Liverpool
WBA 0 - 3 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Arsenal 34 20 7 7 18 67
5. Everton 34 19 9 6 21 66
6. Spurs 34 18 6 10 0 60
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 18 57
8. Southampton 34 13 9 12 5 48
9. Newcastle 34 14 4 16 -14 46
10. Stoke 34 11 10 13 -10 43

Breaking League News

The NUFC Gospel According To Tyler
Newcastle : 16/04/2014 23:36:00
Sunderland Halt Citeh's Charge
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 23:24:00
Crystal Palace : 16/04/2014 22:18:00
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 22:17:00
Liverpool: Manchester City Drop Points!
Liverpool : 16/04/2014 22:14:00
Velikonja Excited By Cardiff Future
Cardiff : 16/04/2014 21:59:00
Man City : 16/04/2014 21:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Bayern (a)?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 7%
Smalling 5%
Jones 5%
Vidic 5%
Evra 5%
Carrick 5%
Valencia 5%
Kagawa 58%
Fletcher 5%
Welbeck 0%
Rooney 0%
Hernandez 0%
Januzaj 0%