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United v Wigan - Ratings!

United produced a suberb second half to steamroller Wigan. It's a lot easier task to rate the players after such a performance. Had I written this article after the first half it would have been very different but hey, who cares now?

Tomasz Kuczszak: One fine save but otherwise rarely troubled. 6

Gerard Piqué: Started at right-back and looked at ease with the role. O'Shea's injury meant a swtich to the centre where he was equally confident. 7

Rio Ferdinand: Wigan attackers were no match for him, did his job comfortably. 7

Nemanja Vidic: Very unfortunate, early injury. 6

Patrice Evra: Good display though he was up against Wigan's best performer Mario Melchiot. 7

Cristiano Ronaldo: Two goals, trickery, runs, creating for others: this is what we expect from the Portuguese and he delivered. 8

John O'Shea: Another early injury victim who did well until his withdrawal. 6

Paul Scholes: Ginger Ninja's form's been worrying during recent weeks but he looked to rediscover his vision and passing yesterday. 7

Ryan Giggs: Hit the post and played a part in the second goal. Melchiot contained him quite well to be honest. 6

Carlos Tevez: Now that's what I'd like to see from Tevez. He was United's best performer in that poor first half and the coolness and composure with which he took his goal was nothing short of superb. Linked well with Rooney and I still believe that all the nonsense about them being too similar is... well, nonsense. 8

Wayne Rooney: It could not be clearer that the goal against Roma did wonders for his confidence. Did well in the first half and improved in the second, provided an assist for Ronaldo and headed in the fourth goal. 8

Anderson: On for the injured Vidic, he was at ease alongside Scholes. Aggressive, quick, he fought for every ball which was pleasing to see. His long balls have been very good and his pass to Tevez before the first goal was excellent. 8

Danny Simpson: Came on after O'Shea's injury. Encouraging display that suggests the Carling Cup nightmare was only a one-off. Energetic, made surging runs, crosses the ball well and even notched an assist when Rooney headed in one of his crosses. 7

Luis Nani: Came on for Tevez and though tried hard he did not make any notable contribution. 6




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 7 2007

Time: 10:47AM

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I think Anderson's display was the biggest bonus of this game. He will be a success, I firmly believe. We have the best squad in this league so we should make the most of it.
Zae
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07/10/2007 10:55:00

yeah anderson and nani are improving all the time. they will be worth every penny they cost and will have to get used to lifting trophies come may
Vidicinho
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07/10/2007 11:20:00

it'll be between you and Arsenal this season you wait and see!
Putney
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07/10/2007 11:27:00

putney - i think you forget that liverpool will be there as well just because chelsea have blown their chances doesn't mean liverpool. yes we have had some bad games lately but we have 2games in hand over man u 1 after today and when we win them we will go above the manc's so dont right us off yet
muffdaddy1983
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07/10/2007 11:57:00

it was about time 2!
rk1888
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07/10/2007 13:22:00

muffdaddy1983, when you win? liverpoool snatched a draw from a ***** spurs side AT HOME!! you lost to marseille and then drew to spurs at asnfield, hardly chamionsip winning form. face it mate, liverpool have always been ***** in the league and it aint changing any time soon. stick to champions league mate, at least you havea a bit of joy there.
united4life
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07/10/2007 18:08:00

anderson really impressed me in the second half his passing and his energy and tackling were superb he will prove to be an excellent signing
vidic15
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07/10/2007 21:33:00

united4life: they got one point from two games in the champs league. you call that joy? haha
Vidicinho
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08/10/2007 12:32:00

 

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