Manchester United young side could pass yesterday Middlesbrough test in the 3rd round of Carling Cup (League Cup) in front of a 53,000 crowd at Old Trafford which was too less comparing with regular attendence of Premier League and Champions League.
Ronaldo opened the scoring sheet with a rocket header after Ryan Giggs corner. In the second half, Middlesbrough equilized by Johnson. The game changed once Emmanuel Pogatetz was sent off after a bad tackle with Brazilian youngster Rodrigo Possebon who was replaced by Darron Gibson. Late goals came from Ryan Giggs (79) and Nani (90) to ensure United, six time winners, go through to the fourth round.
Man United squad: Amos, Rafael, Brown, Vidic, O’Shea, Nani, Anderson, Possebon (Gibson 69), Giggs, (Manucho 84); Ronaldo (Tevez 61), Welbeck