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Foster: The hero of the hour who was out to impress... and he certainly did with a commanding performance. Was seen taking advice from Edwin van der Sar before the shoot-out and at 25 is ready to start as first choice next season. Wonderful to see how sporting he was with the naturally disappointed Spurs keeper Gomes who himself had done so much to answer his critics ... 9.

O’Shea: Won his starting berth as a reward for his great loyalty to the cause. Did little wrong but in truth had so little to do as United totally dominated the first half. Was replaced by Vidic to allow a defensive reshuffle ... 6.

Ferdinand: Got his public wish to start and was in cruise control before the interval with Tottenham offering few threats. Stepped up his game when he had to and had Darren Bent in his pocket. Was furious with Evra after Lennon again showed his pace and trickery to get the better of the Premier League’s top left back. Midway through the first half he found the time to support the attack and was close with a spectacular 30-yard effort ... 8.

Evans: This new kid on the block can be proud of his performance under the additional pressure of a final. On the hour he had perhaps United’s best chance but his shot was off target and Tevez on the post couldn’t turn it in. Looked even more comfortable when he switched to full back ... 7.

Evra: For such an accomplished player well used to taking on the best in the world, he toiled all afternoon against Lennon. Time and again Lennon turned the Frenchman who has been in such brilliant form inside out ... 5.

Ronaldo: A surprise choice to start but proved to all that United were determined to lift their second trophy of the season. Played deeper at first but still was a constant threat and in one delightful moment managed a chested cross. His free kicks around the box did not trouble Gomes in the Tottenham goal. Treated harshly but for what the ref thought was a dive was more of a desperate lunge having lost the ball. It was almost Ronaldo’s afternoon when he hit the post after a brilliant run in the last minute of normal time ... 8.

Gibson: The Ulster-born but Republic international was promised a starting berth and Fergie was true to his word. He was solid enough and showed boldness to try to make the 13th minute lucky when he shot just wide from 35 yards. But he will need in this superstar company to add more to his game if he is to pin down a regular first team place. Was replaced for extra time by Giggs and that instilled more guile into United’s midfield ...6.

Scholes: Masterful performance from the Saddleworth based superstar. His passes both in choice and direction were exquisite. Totally dominated the midfield. One through ball set up Welbeck as early as the seventh minute but the youngster fluffed the chance. Was the last man back after a lung-busting run by Spurs sub Bale to clear the danger showing he has the engine to keep on accelerating as late as the 104th minute ...8.

Nani: Still suffering second season syndrome and failed to grab the opportunity to write himself into United folklore with an under par Wembley performance. Had his chances but was overshadowed. Fergie tried to get him to use his pace to target Tottenham’s weakened defence after the Londoners had gone down to ten men but to no avail ... 6.

Welbeck: What a great shame the Longsight-born 18-year-old striker who was the first British striker to come through the ranks at Old Trafford since Hughes and Whiteside could not make this a dream come true with a performance that matches his great potential. He will for sure have learnt from this high-pressure game. Was withdrawn soon after the interval with Brazilian Anderson introduced to add flair to midfield allowing Ronaldo to get more forward ... 6.

Tevez: The eager beaver was everywhere desperate to make an impact. His work rate was magnificent and he was so unlucky not to be on the score-sheet. It was almost as if he was trying too hard as he almost single-handedly harassed Spurs’ back line. He was tenacious in his tackling in midfield too, consistently racing back to win possession ... 8.

Subs: United: Anderson for Welbeck 56; O’Shea for Vidic 74; Giggs for Gibson 90. Subs not used: Kuskczak, Eckersley, Park, Possebon.

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If Nani gets rated higher then Evra....then thats incredible.


More or less agree with the above....Tevez an 8 though? 7.5
 
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If Nani gets rated higher then Evra....then thats incredible.


More or less agree with the above....Tevez an 8 though? 7.5
Evra was our worst player to be fair. Lennon ran rings around him.
 

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Evra was good offensively, and much much better overall in the 2nd half IMO. Not his best game though. I seem to remember Lennon tore Evra a new one at THL last season.

Evra defensively: 4

Offensively - 7

Overall - 5.5

Nani - 5
 

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Evra was our worst player to be fair. Lennon ran rings around him.
And Nani did a great job of covering the left wing and helpng Evra:rolleyes:


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Evra defensively: 4

Offensively - 8

Overall - 6

Nani - 5
lol...says it all really when your left back, being threatened all game, poses mor eof a threat as an attack then the left winger.

Evra almost won it...I thought it was in!!
 
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And Nani did a great job of covering the left wing and helpng Evra:rolleyes:
Ahh so it's Nani's fault that Evra was crap. Thanks for telling me Keano. What would I do without you? :rolleyes:
 
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Watched the match in the pub, can't say there's much to write home about really.
Ended up playing cards for half the time (won £38 :specool:).

A win is a win no matter how it comes, so no complaints from me. :first:

Foster-8.5
O'Shea-6.5
Ferdinand-7
Evans-7
Evra-5.5
Nani-6
Ronaldo-7
Scholes-7.5
Gibson-6
Tevez-5.5
Welbeck-5.5

Anderson-7.5
Vidic-7
Giggs-7

One thing i did find funny...in the second half Nani hits the post...cue most of the pub..he's crap..useless...what a [email protected] etc.
A minute later Ronaldo hits the post...cue most of the pub....fantastic....ooooo close....brilliant...unlucky....what a player...etc etc etc.

Then i read the matchday thread....same comments from members on here.
People are funny sometimes.
 

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Foster: 9 . MOTM. saved 2 hard shots and a penalty. enough said.

O'shea: 6. nothing too big or too poor. not much to do tho

Ferdinand: 8.5 the best in defense. he had a very good first half and won every single header. great performance

Evans: 7.5 now its usual for him to make good games. he is a prospect and i think he will math ferdinand's career

Evra: 6.5 he had the hardest job in the team, got beaten a few times but it was inevitable. solid from midfield up as always

Ronaldo: 8 as he got us used lately he was the main threat. hit the post and had a few good passes. he is not used enough tho imo

Gibson:6 was a bit shaky and nervous. diodnt had the nerve for this final.

Scholes:7.5 good game although he had a few bad passes. also some genius ones. using him 120 lowered his potential towards the end of the game

Nani:5 not good enough for this team. when the ball gets to him all snaps.

Wellbeck:2 did he do just 1 thing right ? i dont think so...had a great chance but stumbled, no interceptions, he is lazy, he cant control the ball , he cant give a pass.

Tevez:5 very very poor. as usual the globetrotter of the team but with 0 results.

Anderson had a solid performance : 7.5
 

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Ahh so it's Nani's fault that Evra was crap. Thanks for telling me Keano. What would I do without you? :rolleyes:
I never said that....

Tevez had a shocking game. This forum seems stronhly anti-Nani.
Tevez was isolated all game..never got going at all. Welbeck didn't do him any favours, whjom I wa very disappointed with. He had a great chance to shine today....day must have got to him.


As for Nanny...dunno how true this could be, but IMO, a large chunk of people on here are fed up with his no-shows and personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the back of him. My God he gave the ball away so badly at times today....
 
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And Nani did a great job of covering the left wing and helpng Evra:rolleyes:
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Ahh so it's Nani's fault that Evra was crap. Thanks for telling me Keano. What would I do without you? :rolleyes:
I never said that....

As for Nanny...dunno how true this could be, but IMO, a large chunk of people on here are fed up with his no-shows and personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the back of him. My God he gave the ball away so badly at times today....
You implied that Nani was partially to blame for Lennon running rings round Evra. Don't backtrack.

I find it hilarious that you're defending Tevez who did **** all for 120 minutes, but you'll slate Nani who actually got involved in the game and had a few shots on target. You're so unbelievably biased it's laughable.

Nani wasn't great today, but he was one of the few players who actually offered us a threat up front and he's easily deserving of a higher rating than Evra. The difference between you and other posters is that most others will judge a player based on the game he's just played, whereas you'll judge a player based on a completely irrelevant game where he played badly. Your analysis of matches is shockingly bad and it's no secret that I don't rate you as a poster. I think I'll leave it at that for now, but I think you should tone the Nani bashing down a little bit.
 

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You implied that Nani was partially to blame for Lennon running rings round Evra. Don't backtrack.

I find it hilarious that you're defending Tevez who did **** all for 120 minutes, but you'll slate Nani who actually got involved in the game and had a few shots on target. You're so unbelievably biased it's laughable.

Nani wasn't great today, but he was one of the few players who actually offered us a threat up front and he's easily deserving of a higher rating than Evra. The difference between you and other posters is that most others will judge a player based on the game he's just played, whereas you'll judge a player based on a completely irrelevant game where he played badly. Your analysis of matches is shockingly bad and it's no secret that I don't rate you as a poster. I think I'll leave it at that for now, but I think you should tone the Nani bashing down a little bit.

Yap yap yap yap.... :rolleyes:


I NEVER said Evra performence was down to Nani's poor tracking back. But I played a bit in school as aright back and a center back, and as a right back, you bloody find the lad ahead of you useful. If he does **** all in tracking back and giving you a dig-out then you left on your arse if your skint if you man has the beating of you. You say I judge him on mor ethen one game or summit like that....yes I do. A few weeks back he was pure crap...then an odd performance against Derby where he actually did well, and also bagged a sweet goal...but then when you look for some for of consistincey (sp), he reverts back to his useal, showboating self. Your stuck on the bandwagon, blinded by the success and trophies. As a United fan, I want to see the players out there give it their all, and then I'll be a realist. Nanny is NOT United quality as far as i'm concerned, and if a comeback is he scores wonder goals...so did Veron, and wheres he now? Well done on having another pop at me on here. I'm used to it, so its water off a ducks back as far as I'm concerned, and others notice it too. If you don't like what I think then go....don't read it....don't reply...makes you look bad. First you bitch about me "bashing" Ronaldo, where many others did the same...but I was picked out for special zuco moaning. Now Nani....jeez! Your so arrogant at times it;s beyond belief! Would Nani get in Chelseas team if all were fit? The reserves maybe. Arsenal, highly doubt it. Liverpool, well, he'd be in one week, out the nex, and in the other with their manager.


Oh and Tevez, lol....again, I never said he didn't play badly. He was very poor. What I did say is that it wasn't any help having Welbeck up front where the match and the stadium got to the lad. It got the stage where Tevez was up top on his own with Foster and defenders playing long balls toward the smallest man on the park with King/Dawson right behind him. Not the easiest situations to deal with.
 

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whys everyone rating every player so high(most anyway) the highest id rate someone would be a 8 and that would be foster the rest would be 5s and 6s expect maybe evra who would get a 4
 

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whys everyone rating every player so high(most anyway) the highest id rate someone would be a 8 and that would be foster the rest would be 5s and 6s expect maybe evra who would get a 4
So Evans, Rio and Scholes would get a 5 or a 6? :rolleyes:
They played really well as did Vidic and Giggs when they were introduced.
 
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I don't think I'll bother reading your post Keano. But thanks for putting in the effort :thumbsup:
 
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I might stop doing ratings threads. They do more harm than good :rolleyes:
 

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I might stop doing ratings threads. They do more harm than good :rolleyes:
and some want us to keep a stats thread with averages etc...;)
as if we have nowt better to do.


but we should keep these threads though. Always good for a bit of a debate :thumbsup:
 
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