Man United   4

Valencia (26), Gibson (31), Anderson (72, 76)

Schalke   1

Jurado (35)

4 MAY 2011, OLD TRAFFORD ATTENDANCE: 74,637

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1Van der Sar
2Rafaelsub3
12Smalling
6Evans
22O'Shea
28Gibsongoalyellow card
18Scholesyellow cardsub24
8Andersonyellow cardgoalgoal
7Valenciagoal
9Berbatovsub7
17Nani
Subs:
29Kuszczak
3Evrasub2
7Owensub9
11Giggs
14Hernandez
15Vidic
24Fletchersub18
Schalke
1Neuer
22Uchida
4Howedessub25
21Metzelder
3Escuderoyellow card
14Papadopoulos
18Juradogoal
17Farfansub32
11Baumjohannsub9
31Draxler
7Gonzalez
Subs:
33Schober
2Sarpei
9sub11
13Schmitz
16Karimi
25Huntelaarsub4
32Matipsub17

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04/05/2011 21:30, Report by Adam Bostock
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United 4 Schalke 1

United turned on the style to make absolutely certain of a place in the 2011 UEFA Champions League final, firing four goals past Schalke in an enthralling semi-final second leg at Old Trafford.

Antonio Valencia and Darron Gibson put the Reds well and truly in the driving seat with two first-half strikes and although Jurado pulled a stunning goal back for Schalke, also before the break, Sir Alex Ferguson's double chasers went on to win comfortably thanks to a second-half brace from the outstanding Anderson.

To single out the South American or any of the triumphant United stars would be misleading, however - this was another tremendous team effort with 14 players making a contribution to the cause and perhaps giving their manager some more selection dilemmas in the exciting days and weeks ahead.

Sir Alex stayed true to his word and made changes – eight, in fact, from the side that slipped up at Arsenal. Only Edwin van der Sar, Anderson and Nani were asked to start again as the boss picked a side with Sunday against Chelsea in mind. Wayne Rooney, reported to have a tight hamstring on Tuesday, was out of the 18 altogether but his now-regular strike partner Javier Hernandez was named among a strong group of substitutes.

There was a subdued start to the match, with the atmosphere nothing like as electric as it was for the last semi-final second leg to be staged at Old Trafford – against Barcelona in 2008. The circumstances here were very different of course, with the cushion of two away goals blunting any edge this contest might have had.

Only a couple of flashes from the opposite number 17s gave the crowd something to get excited about in the opening 10 minutes – Nani using some great

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