Gamba Osaka   3

Yamazaki (74), Endo (85), Hashimoto (90)

Man United   5

Vidic (28), Ronaldo (45), Rooney (75, 79), Fletcher (78)

18 December 2008  Yokohama International Stadium 67,618

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Gamba Osaka
22Fujigaya
2Nakazawa
5Yamaguchi
21Kaji
13Yasuda
17Myojin
7Endogoal
27Hashimotogoal
30Yamazakigoal
9Lucas
11Bando
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1Matsuyo
8Terada
10Futagawa
18Roni
19Shimohira
20Kurata
23Takei
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2Neville
5Ferdinand
15Vidicgoalsub6
3Evra
17Nani
8Anderson
18Scholessub24
7Ronaldogoal
11Giggs
32Tevezsub10
Subs:
16Carrick
24Fletchersub18goal
22O'Shea
7Park
2Rafael
10Rooneysub32goalgoalyellow card
6Evanssub15

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Edwin van der Sar – Saved well with his feet early on, and again in the second half from Endo’s free-kick. Unlucky to concede three, he was close to Endo’s spot-kick.

Gary Neville – A solid display from the skipper. Looked fit, sharp and determined to cement his place as first-choice right-back. Harsh penalty decision against him.

Rio Ferdinand - Cool and classy in the first half, but Rio won’t be happy to have conceded three goals in the half as United stepped off the gas.

Nemanja Vidic – Strong header for his goal and the Japanese opponents couldn’t cope with the Serbian’s aerial presence. United missed him when he went off with a knock.

Patrice Evra – These games are important to Patrice as he’s suspended domestically until 11 January. Lively as an attacking threat, with a fine cross for Fletch’s goal.

Nani – The Portuguese wide man was full of tricks and threatened on both flanks as he regularly switched with fellow countryman Ronaldo.

Anderson – Energetic in midfield and he picked out some fantastic through-balls. Had a great chance to score but fluffed his header.

Paul Scholes – Still working on his match sharpness after a couple of months out injured. His passing was at its consummate best through.

Cristiano Ronaldo – The World Player of the Year on the world stage; and he didn't disappoint with a goal and an assist. The Yokohama crowd really warmed to Ronny.

Ryan Giggs – Good corners for both United’s first-half goals and a lively, creative performance from the Reds veteran.

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