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Aston Villa 0 - Manchester United 0

Villa Park


Attendance: 42 585

Danvilla's Villa v Man Utd Report

Very good all round performance, few heart in mouth moments but we outplayed them over 90 mins, had the majority of the control of the match and if anyone deserved to win, it was us.

An overall team performance of at least 8, we outplayed the current European champions. It's great to see a team, that under previous managers wouldn't have put that effort in, but we gave them no time and space on the ball. We know that playing a quick, attacking, nicey nicey game they will outscore us by 2 or 3. We made it difficult and looked a threat. A bit more quality in the team over the forthcoming years, and we could've seen them off today and Liverpool off at the start of the season.

Player Ratings

Friedel - 7

Not much to do, but the defenders have confident in him

Young - 8

Thought he was brilliant today playing out of position great attitude

NRC - 8

Excellent with the defensive work, Ronaldo was in his pocket all night and he outmuscled him time and time again. Did OK going forward for once, although could improve.

Davies - 7

Cleared up most things, perhaps caught a little high once or twice

Laursen - 7

Would've been an 8, but the Rooney chance was perhaps his fault getting caught too high and could've cost us. Other than that, he was sound, anticipated everything second half to get the ball from Rooney who showed his frustration

Barry - 9

Magnificent! Some sloppy passes, but sometimes its hard to find a man against United, but the amount times he was at the back clearing up like a sweeper saved us on more than one occasion. Showed his great calmness on the ball against world class players.

Petrov - 8

Great match from Stilyan, I've been harsh in the past but only because I knew he could do better and he got stuck in and played the ball well.

Sidwell - 6

Not up to fitness, but showed effort and another good technical player. In a few matches, he'll be up to performing better.

Milner 9

- MOTM for me. Great width, caused problems, unfortunately Carew wasn't on the pitch long enough for Milner to be effective but he did nothing wrong all match and got stuck in.

Ash - 7

Not great, we should've got the ball to him more, maybe a bit tired not to run more with the ball but will let him off because every team will have at least one player used to man mark him.

Gabby - 7

Bit isolated, but did well up top on his own.

John Carew - on for Sidwell

Subbed on 80

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Date:Sunday November 23 2008

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