United 3 Bayern 2: How They Rated...

Muazzin MehrbanCorrespondent IApril 8, 2010

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 07:  Rafael of Manchester United is sent off during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Manchester United and Bayern Muenchen at Old Trafford on April 7, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Van De Sar -6- Pulled off a couple of top saves, helpless for the Robben strike, but less helpful in letting Olic's finish sneak past.

Rafael -6- Very good game up until the sending off soon after the break, which swung the tie. Two moments of poor judgement, three if you include his break into the box, cost united. Could have scored much higher otherwise.

Vidic -6- Bruising as ever, Bayern were rarely afforded a chance by the United's centre halves.

Ferdinand -6- Solid like his partner, a positive could be that the duo could be in prime shape going into the last 5 games.

Evra -6- Marshalled Robben well until a man down and until his winning strike. Good ball to Nani in the latter stages, tiredness is beginning to show.

Fletcher -6.5- As industrious as ever, and a good through ball to see through Valencia. Covered heaps of ground, the man down made it a yard too many in the end. Like Evra, the legs are beginning to feel it.

Carrick -4- Repelled Olic far too weakly in the box, his radar has been off for near on a month, his successful four seasons at the club could be coming to an end. A passenger at times.

Gibson -6.5- Lampard comparisons are premature, but he showed plenty of intent in the first half, exemplified by his darts forward and trademark shooting. Wasted chances to test the keeper on other occasions when in space. Should start all of United's remaining games.

Valencia -7- Consistent danger on the flank, two assists to boot, should be advised to move in field at times and run at defenders. Perhaps second only to Walcott's pace among Europe's elite teams.

Nani -7.5- Good goals and always a threat, again like Valencia, should get himself involved more. Clearly a threat when getting in the box, like Gibson a must for all remaining games.

Rooney -6- Jaded by his injury, his presence may well have played apart. His starting role surely only pushes Berbatov further out of the United picture.