ManUtd.com reviews United’s players’ individual displays in Denmark…
Edwin van der Sar – Had little to do. Even when Aalborg did break forward, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra and Rafael saw off the danger.
Rafael – Always positive. Loves making forward runs and he’s a feisty tackler, too. It earned him a first-half booking, which he’ll have to watch, but otherwise very impressive. The Brazilian Gary Neville?
Rio Ferdinand – Effortless display from Rio. Great tackle in the first half from United’s skipper to deny an Aalborg chance. Didn’t put a foot wrong all night.
Nemanja Vidic – Solid, but was rarely threatened by Aalborg’s blunt attacks.
Patrice Evra – Gave United a real attacking edge down the left flank. Didn’t have a great deal to do defensively, so concentrated on his marauding forward runs.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Not his most eventful game but it’s another 90 minutes on the road to full match sharpness. Set up Berbatov’s second goal and was always a threat.
John O’Shea – It says a lot that the Irishman was rarely under pressure in the centre of midfield. Kept it simple but performed his duties admirably.
Paul Scholes – Didn’t have time to impress before going off injured on 15 minutes.
Nani – Always wanted the ball and forced Aalborg back with his pace and penetrating runs.
Wayne Rooney – Excellent finish for his goal and seems to enjoy dropping deep off Berbatov. Pivotal in everything United did, looks as if he’s approaching top form. Hopefully his injury isn’t serious.