– United completed 107 more passes than Birmingham, with a 78% success rate compared to Birmingham’s 74%.

– 24% of both Rooney and Berbatov’s passes came from our own half.
– Both Rooney and Berbatov were involved in more action on the left hand side of the field.
– Rooney had 3 shots, all off target, compared to Berbatov’s 6 shots, 4 on target and 3 resulting in goals.
– Rooney completed 13 more passes than Berbatov. Rooney’s passing completion was 76% compared to Berbatov’s 74%.
– Rooney assisted two of Berbatov’s goals.

– Foster had a passing completion rate of 38% compared to Van der Sar’s 76%.

Other stats
– Giggs had a passing rate of 62% (23/37) as well as an assist, Nani 70% (35/50), Gibson 85% (33/39) and Anderson 84% (56/67)
– Patrice Evra won all his tackles (4/4), Vidic won 89% (8/9), Chris Smalling won 80% (4/5) and John O’Shea didn’t make any tackles.

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