Wolfsburg 1 United 3: Player ratings
KUSZCZAK: made two crucial saves to keep United on level terms and had no chance with Wolfsburg equaliser. 7 PARK: ran himself to a standstill up and down United's right flank as full back and midfield. 7 CARRICK: never considered himself a central defender but used brain rather than brawn to great effect. 7 FLETCHER: barely gave an inch to Brazilian Grafite who was eventually substituted such was the Scotsman's mastery over him. 8 EVRA: stand-in skipper adapted quickly to his role in a back three and produced succession of timely tackles. 8 NANI: continues to frustrate the life out of United fans and this display won't win over the doubters. 5 GIBSON: injuries have given the Irishman his chance but again didn't look out of place on elite stage. 7 SCHOLES: the midfield general displayed full repertoire of passing skills to show he still merits regular place. 8 WELBECK: willing foil for 'veteran' strike partner Owen. 7 ANDERSON: some misplaced passes marred what would have been a fine display by the Brazilian. 6 OWEN: are you watching Fabio? his sensational hat-trick gave the England boss more than a nudge for next year's World Cup. 9 SUBSTITUTES: OBERTAN (for Welbeck 74): created two goals in his brief stay on the pitch. 7 VALENCIA (for Nani 74): didn't make the same impact as the Frenchman. 6 UNUSED: Foster, Eikrem, James, Stewart, Gill. WOLFSBURG: Benaglio, Riether, Costa, Barzagli, Schafer, Hasebe (Ziani 72), Josue, Gentner, Misimovic, Grafite (Dejagah 72), Dzeko; Lenz, Simunek, Johnson, Madlung, Pekarik.. REFEREE: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland) ATTENDANCE: 29,000. Agree with the ratings? Have your say.
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