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Birmingham v United - Ratings!

United won 1-0 at Birmingham City on Saturday. Here are the marks the players earned with their performances.

Edwin van der Sar: Did his job well until his injury. Though Birmingham were looking to attack at every occasion, they rarely troubled the Dutchman. 7

Wes Brown: I might be unjust but I think he played poorly. Bad crosses, often exposed at the back - not his best day. 5

Rio Ferdinand: Sky called his performance magnificent; I would call it shaky. His usual problem, the lack of concentration was evident at times, I don't think he played particularly well at the back though he did not commit any major faults and his ball to Ronaldo before the goal must be applauded. 7

Nemanja Vidic: They just could not get past him. Now he was the better of our great defensive duo, he was a rock of United on Saturday. 8

Patrice Evra: Larsson attempted to put him out for long weeks or even months but fortunately he did not succeed. Did well on the left in defence, in attack Giggs too often let him down or wandered infields. 7

Cristiano Ronaldo: Probably the best performer of the evening, he's starting to show signs of the form that earned him countless awards at the end of last season. Well-taken goal, surging runs, good passing and sometimes even came back to the back to collect the ball and take it out of defence. 8

Michael Carrick: He was the better part of our central midfield but the fact that Birmingham made light work of our midfield means his performance wasn't exactly magnificent. Often didn't find his place on the pitch. 6

Paul Scholes: Also torn between attack and defence, the ginger ninja did not excel in either. Gave the ball away far too often. 5

Ryan Giggs: He's a mystery. Kept giving the ball away, got teammates into very tight corners with his passing, none of his tricks worked and even his attitude wasn't the best. I don't know what happened to him. 4

Wayne Rooney: That fracture did no good. Rooney who was burgeoning with intent at the start of the season looks a bit off the pace now. Hopefully it's only a question of match fitness, nothing else. Missed two very good chances. 6

Carlos Tevez: I thought he played quite well. Linked effectively with the others and provided a threat on goal. He should have scored one but generally, it was a good performance from the Argentinian. 7

Tomasz Kuszczak: Replacing VdS at half-time, he saved the day with two or three good saves at the end. 7

Louis Saha: No meaningful impact, he could not orchestrate counter-attacks. 5

John O'Shea: No impact.




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Date:Monday October 1 2007

Time: 8:28AM

 

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