It was the turn of Manchester Unitedâ€™s younger lads to prove their worth on Sunday afternoon after Ferguson opted to rest most of his big guns. Players such as Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs and even Cristiano Ronaldo were out of the squad that had to face David Moyesâ€™ hungry Toffees.
Quite a questionable decision there from the 67-year-old Scot, but this is all what the thousands of supporters that had empty their wallet to witness Unitedâ€™s glory could see: young players surrounded by some big names like Ferdinand and Vidic with the task of keeping the hopes of an unprecedented quintuple alive by ousting Everton to reach the FA Cup final.
The story could have been different if Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo’s dream of winning the quintuple ends as Everton kick Man Utd in FA Cup semis
Manchester United took a step closer to achieving Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s daring dream of winning the quadruple this year when the Champions of the world came face to face against the defending champions of the Carling Cup.
With the crucial second leg match against Inter coming up in less than two weeks time and a couple of Premier League games in between, Sir Alex Ferguson opted to fill his Man United squad with young players like Gibson and Welbeck.
Cristiano Ronaldo was outstanding throughout the game, testing Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes twice in the opening 6 minutes of the match. Tottenham were also attacking at the other end with Darren Bent and Lennon. However, putting the ball past the cross line remained a problem for both sides. Fortsätt läsa Manchester United clinch the Carling Cup to keep their hopes of winning the quadruple alive
2006â€™s Carling Cup final between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic was a defining moment in Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s career as a young Red Devil player.
A 59 minute strike made the red crowd go bananas as Man U were then leading Wigan 3-0 at that stage. Most of all, Ronaldo had responded to the publicâ€™s critics by scoring in the final.
The so-called dancing clown therefore proved that he was a talented chap capable of scoring on big occasions.
Since then, Cristiano Ronaldo has developed into a matured Superstar winger and Fortsätt läsa Carling Cup Final showdown this Sunday â€“ Ronaldo to dazzle
In Manchester United’s FA Cup win over Derby County last Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo’s disallowed goal provoke quite a lot of controversy, especially after television replays proved that the referees decision was wrong.
The Portuguese Star became the victim of wrong judgement (for the thousandth time this season) as good officiating would have see him hit his 22nd brace for United and his 15th goal of the season.
However, if the match referee Rob Styles was the devil of the day, Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t an angel either. The hot-tempered Star winger broke controversy once more after cameras showed him Fortsätt läsa More controversy in Derby v Man U as Ronaldo apparently spitted on Savage.
After finally deciding to stay at least one more year at Old Trafford, Cristiano had the opportunity to witness Manchester Unitedâ€™s Community Shield triumph on Sunday afternoon at the Wembley Stadium.
The Portuguese star had to seat along side English striker Wayne Rooney, as both are currently recovering from injury. The English champions draw goalless with Pompy in a game that could have seen goalkeeper David James become the man of the match.
Nani assumed Ronaldoâ€™s responsibility and was awesome in the wings â€“ setting Fletcher who failed to break the dead lock, and dribbling past James only for his shot to be cleared by Glenn Johnson.
In the second half, Carlos Tevez had a clear appeal on penalty turned down by the referee. The end of the ninety minutes signified that the winner of the game had to be decided through a penalty shoot-out. Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo on the side in Carling Cup victory
Man Utd won 2-0 in the last 10 mins at Villa today in a low par performance that reflected the heavy festive schedule.
The game started with end-to-end football, but quickly slowed with long balls, sloppy passing and Villa getting a lot of men behind the ball.
It took the introduction of Rooney in the last 20 mins to spice things up. He instantly added the needed flair to the game. Ronaldo got the first goal from a nice cross from Giggs. Rooney then finished the game off in the last minute with a low drive beyond Carson.