FT: Scunthorpe United 2-5 Manchester United
|Mere Class, MO scored 2 goals against Scunthorpe United|
Scunthorpe United Wright 19', Woolford 90+1
Manchester United Gibson 23' Smalling 35' Park 54' Owen 49',71'
United team saw a complete change from who featured at Old Trafford against Liverpool and it all worked out well as they demolished the Lincolnshire team 5 goals to 2 as they march on to 4th round of Carling Cup.
|Way to Go: Hard-working Korean scores as Scunthorpe United defence shatters into pieces by lustrous United Attack|
|Park and Smalling make Love|
|Rio Ferdinand struggled slightly.|
|Makes a clearance.|
Ferdinand looked knackered. His performance was under-average and he better pump it up after his injury. This kind of performance will eventually force him to quite United
|Michael Owen - Like no other in England!|
There were 3 extra minutes to the game thanks to the unwanted guest - the "Streaker" as he caused a funny commotion amongst the Scunny fans. Having a streaker in the game is an old ritual in English football in which a player from the crowd steps into the field illegally appearing naked and runs along the ground. Referee Mike Dean was in a serious mood whereas others including both team's managers (Mike Phelan was over the moon, with Van Der Sar having fun too). Streaker generally comes if a top seeded team visits a low graded team and the high seeded time is dominating / winning. In this case, the winning team was no other than Manchester United! They really deserved to win the game.
Kuszczak - 8 - Looked very nervy in the beginning but had his moment in the 90th minute by making a fine save.
Ferdinand -6 - Acted as a grand Daddy, barely moved and shouted
Smalling - 7 - Impressive commander
Rafael or was it Fabio? Anyway - 7 - good attacking display and accurate defending
Brown - 6.5 - Fine display
Park - 7.5 - had a tough first half, worked hard in 2nd half and scored a goal!
Gibson - 7 - excellent chip goal, gave united sturdiness
Anderson - 6.5 - just about right
Macheda - 6.5 - OK
Chicharito - 6 - too many off-sides
*Michael Owen* - 8.5 - Star of the night with 2 delightful goals
|Bebe gearing up for his debut|