United 1 - 2 Zenit
Neville Rio Vidic Evra
Fletcher Scholes Anderson Nani
So United failed to win the Super Cup after losing by 2 goals to 1. United's goal, which only proved to be just a consolation, was scored by Vidic after some fine work by Rooney and Tevez.
The game provided some moments of brilliance, such as Danny's goal and Tevez's run which nearly resulted in a goal had Rooney been more alert, and some other less inspiring moments such as when Paul Scholes let instinct win him over and punched the ball into the Russians net. Which guaranteed he gets an early shower as well as a game suspension in the Champions League.
Overall United were poor except for Tevez who was his usual self but mind you for all United’s failings, even the Red Devils’ most ardent fan would have to agree that Zenit are a class act. The Russians are coming in European football in a very big way and I believe they will give both Real Madrid and Juventus a big headache in the Champions League. Well I hope so.
It is obvious that United are in need of a striker and we probably missed out on singning a decent striker before the transfer window ends. The good thing is that Manucho has been granted a work permit and thus we should see him debut for United soon. From what I've seen during the African Nations Cup he is a great striker with an eye for goal. Just what we need!