Bolton 0 United 4: Player ratings

27 March 2010 07:54
Van der Sar: Two world class first half saves from the elder statesman gave Reds platform for success 8 Neville: Wilshere gave him early questions but he answered them perfectly 7 Evans: First game since Carling Cup final but acquitted himself well against difficult strikers 7 Vidic: Aerially he was on top of everything that Bolton threw at United 8 Evra: Had his hands full with lively Korean Chung-Yong but did okay 7 Valencia: Had Samuel rattled at times and could have caused more damage 7 Fletcher: The young heart beat helped his older midfield colleagues with the graft 7 Scholes: Spread the ball well for Reds and made Bolton work 7 Nani: Saved his best contributions until late setting up for third and fourth goal 7 Giggs: Some intelligent passing when he was on the ball 7 Berbatov: Lone effort was frustrating one but was alert when needed late on 7   Subs:   Carrick (sub Scholes 72) Did okay 5 Gibson (sub Fletcher 80) First touch and his usual belter Macheda (sub Giggs 84) One half shot 5 Park, Rafael, De Laet, Kuszczak not used   Bolton:   Jaaskelainen: Excellent first half stop from Berbatov but maybe could have done better with Reds second 6 Ricketts: Evra and Nani knew they were in a tough battle with the full back but the latter got on top 6 Cahill: Impressive return after being out with his blood clot scare 7 Knight: United poached two goals late too easily in his zone 6 Samuel: His bizarre own goal gave United an easy breakthrough that blew Bolton's hopes 5 Chung-Yong: His livewire performance will have impressed the watching Korean ambassador 7 Muamba: United's experienced midfield was too much for him 6 Cohen: Like his engine room sidekick he struggled to get foothold against superior midfield 6 Wilshere: Started off looking like he could be a handful for United but faded 6 Elmander: Put in a hard working shift but couldn't get change out of United rearguard 7 K Davies: Not the usual thorn in Reds side he rarely troubled them 6   Subs:   Taylor (sub Cohen 72) Game over when he came on 5 Klasnic (sub Elmander 72) Same problem as Taylor 5 M Davies, O'Brien, Weiss, Riga, Al Habsi not used  Goals: Bolton: NoneUnited: Samuel (own goal 37), Berbatov (68,77), Gibson (82)  Bookings: Bolton: None United: None  Battle of the Bosses: Coyle let down by easy United first goal but Fergie's troops wore Wanderers down  Referee: Martin Atkinson A couple of contentious moments 6  Attendance: 25,370

Source: Manchester_EveningNews