UK time is: 10:15:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

United v Newcastle - Player Ratings

Edwin van der Sar: Had to pick the ball out of the net once. Nothing else to do all afternoon. 6

Wes Brown: Troubled by Gutierrez's pace and trickery all afternoon and his attacking contribution was negligible, his crosses never found anyone. 5

Rio Ferdinand: He did his job, I can't complain. Apart from that one corner, Newcastle's attackers barely had a chance. 7

Nemanja Vidic: Oh, how close he was to score a very important goal. Unlucky. 7

Patrice Evra: Tried and fought and did not play badly but he should have put in more crosses. 6

Darren Fletcher: Important goal but that's all, otherwise he was largely unnoticeable. We all know he's a central midfielder... 6

Paul Scholes: Good first half - especially first 25 minutes when Carrick was alongside him. Wayward shooting and faded in the second 45 minutes. 6

Michael Carrick: We played well while he was on the pitch, we played badly when he was brought off. It would be simplistic to say that he is our most important player but certainly a key contributor. 6

Ryan Giggs: Good assist, otherwise offered no width as he always drifted into the overcrowded middle section. 6

Wayne Rooney: Poor. Showed some energy in the first few minutes then quickly ran out of it and looked off the pace. 5

Frazier Campbell: Should have scored with a header, very unlucky. Had a good shot parried by Given and he was threatening all afternoon. Keep it up, lad. 7

John O'Shea: The big man did not play badly but he's not a central midfielder and will never be. That's all. 5

Rodrigo Possebon: Did well during his 30 minutes on the pitch but he's got loads to learn. 6

Rafael da Silva: He made no impact in the last ten minutes when Newcastle were putting constantly 10 men behind the ball.




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



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 18 2008

Time: 3:35AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Harsh rating for Rooney. Give him a chance - he's lost half a stone through this virus, hardly trained, and then put himself through a draining schedule of two training sessions a day. It was only down to his hard work in the first place that he got there - he wasn't expected to play let alone start, and it's no surprise he was rusty. And to expect him to come back and work miracles without Tevez and Ronaldo... harsh. He did very well leading the line with young Campbell, and all things considered, looked quite lively. To give him the joint worst score is a bit hard on him - Frazier Cambell for one wasn't two marks better.
Man utd champions
Report Abuse
18/08/2008 11:24:00

I think you bring up a good point there Zae. People talk about Ronaldo being our main player, but without a decent centre midfield we were nothing. Carrick doesnt get the credit he deserves. Top player.
united4life
Report Abuse
18/08/2008 12:03:00

I agree, united4life - carrick is extremely under-rated, by both United fans and the media alike (I have to confess to this at times). You could also say the same for a lot of the team though. The defence and van der Sar didn't get as much credit as they deserved for doing a job that was just as important to our Double as goals; the midfielders often didn't get much appreciation as they didn't score much last season; and Tevez and Rooney spent much of their time defending and setting Ronaldo up to get all the praise and glory. We are United, and we won the double because of eleven players and the rest of the squad NOT just because of Ronaldo.
Man utd champions
Report Abuse
18/08/2008 13:04:00

We missed carrick big time.
rooneyisgod
Report Abuse
18/08/2008 14:24:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

Zaha Set For Permanent Palace Move! (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Fletcher Move Stalls! (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Rafael Could Be Back! (Wednesday January 28 2015)

A Nice Little Nice Earner (Tuesday January 27 2015)

United - Beware Real Cash Splash! (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Valdes Makes United Debut (Tuesday January 27 2015)

United on the TV (Monday January 26 2015)

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
Q.P.R. 0 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 0 - 1 Southampton
Stoke 1 - 1 Man Utd
Spurs 0 - 0 Man Utd
Man Utd 3 - 1 Newcastle
Aston Villa 1 - 1 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 22 16 4 2 32 52
2. Man City 22 14 5 3 23 47
3. Southampton 22 13 3 6 21 42
4. Man Utd 22 11 7 4 15 40
5. Arsenal 22 11 6 5 14 39
6. Spurs 22 11 4 7 2 37
7. West Ham 22 10 6 6 10 36

Breaking League News

Qatar hospitality was phenomenal
Everton : 29/01/2015 10:00:00
Ospina Enjoying Life At Arsenal
Arsenal : 29/01/2015 09:53:00
The Ox: Arsenal Are In a Good Place
Arsenal : 29/01/2015 09:34:00
"We`re on our Way to Wembley!"
Spurs : 29/01/2015 09:02:00
Everton target set to run down contract
Everton : 29/01/2015 09:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Cambridge (a) FA Cup
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 21%
Valencia 5%
Joness 1%
Rojo 14%
Blind 0%
Carrick 0%
Januzaj 44%
Fellaini 5%
Di Maria 3%
Wilson 0%
Falcao 3%
Herrera 1%
Van Persie 0%
Shaw 3%