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Portsmouth v United - Player Ratings

Portsmouth v United - Player Ratings

Edwin van der Sar: Made two good saves from stinging shots by Bouba Diop and Thomas and confident all night. 7

Wes Brown: He picked up himself after the disappointing performance against Newcastle and did very well, though he could have supported the attacks a bit more. 7

Rio Ferdinand: Cool, composed, radiated authority and presence. As usual. 7

Nemanja Vidic: Not cool but otherwise everything above. 7

Patrice Evra: Provided width on the left, worked well with Tevez and Rooney and provided the assist for Fletcher. 8

Darren Fletcher: He's scoring for fun! Played very intelligently as always and capped his performance with a goal. 8

Paul Scholes: Neat passing but nothing special. Sometimes looked a bit lost between Portsmouth's towering midfielders. 6

John O'Shea: Did his job: tackled a lot and kept things simple. He's still not a central midfielder. 6

Anderson: A bit tired, obviously, but his reading of the game helped a lot in dominating the midfield battle. Should have scored but for a timely intervention by Distin. 7

Wayne Rooney: He appears to have taken Sir Alex's words to heart and did not track back as often as usually. The result? More damage up front, he really should have scored after he brilliantly turned Kaboul but was unlucky, then he scored but it was wrongly ruled out. Good one. 7

Carlos Tevez: The little Argentinian maestro has put on another masterclass and he's my Man of the Match. He was a constant thorn in the Pompey defence and they could not contain his movement and passing. He'll thrive with Berbatov and Rooney. 8

Rodrigo Possebon: His 18-minute cameo was impressive. He has a knack for tackling with elegance and possess a great positioning sense. Oh, and there was some silky passing, too. 7

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Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday August 26 2008
Time: 6:30PM

Comments

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Scholes 6.. are you having a laugh he made you tick last night... him and in particular Tevez whose running was tireless were by far your best players.. I'm a Pompey Fan !
Chix
26/08/2008 18:49:00
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Well, it's only an opinion. I agree about Tevez but Scholes had and will have much better games. He wasn't active enough for me. But it's still only an opinion.
Zae
26/08/2008 19:22:00
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Tevez was very good again. Never gave us a minute's peace.
storagematt
26/08/2008 20:23:00
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Tevez and Anderson were amazing.
rooneyisgod
26/08/2008 20:48:00
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I've got to agree with Chix actually. Scholes adds alot more than people realise and just because we see it week in, week out doesnt mean hes playing poor, its when the average players have a good game they stand out but when Scholes has a good game every week he simply gets overlooked as its the norm. We are nowhere as fluid or creative with our passing without him.
Shutcho
27/08/2008 13:13:00
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Tevez was brilliant, as per usual, and Anderson was surprisingly energetic (considering he'd just flown back from China). Rooney for once stayed up front for the most time, heeding his manager's words, and hopefully it proved to him that he can do well there. He certainly got plenty of chances, and deserved a goal.
Man utd champions
27/08/2008 14:29:00
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