Vd Sar holds 0 in Man United's CL Defeat of Arsenal

Edwin van der Sar, Manchester United Star Goalkeeper

He is the most capped player in the Netherlands National Football Team"s history.

After two losses in a row against Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League, Man Utd got off to a winning start today at Old Trafford when Fabio da Silva smashed the ball into the roof of the net.

United played a high-energy game defeating Arsenal 2-0.

Manchester United moves into the semi-finals of the FA Cup in search of their 12th win of the trophy.

Despite a strong start, Arsenal was stopped by an exceptional Edwin van der Sar performance.

The two starting wingers, Fabio and Rafael da Silva combined to create a wonderful chance early in the first half as Fabio’s cross was met by Rafael after a cutting run.

Rafael de Silva scored the opening goal from a pass by Wayne Rooney. Fabio began the attack on the right – feeding the ball to Rooney. Rooney then passed to the ever energetic Hernandez who directed his header towards the goal. Almunia kept it out, but pushed it into the path of the onrushing Fabio who smashed it into the net for the opener.

Rooney hit a soft header into the corner from the post. Sagna could not stop it, and the ball nestled into the net.

Rooney celebrated well aware that the possbility of an FA Cup semi final getting closer.

United could have scored two or three more goals but for a solid Almunia performance.

Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans reacted in disappointment after another throphy has slipped away from them.

Antonio Valencia and Aaron Rasey returned to action after their terrible injuries, however Johan Djourou was stretchered off with a painful shoulder injury.

"You don't dismiss the quality and experience of Van der Sar. You couldn't even say he is declining - he is at his peak. He is phenomenal. He really is top dog. He has that calmness about him and never gets excited about what is happening round about him." __Sir Alex Ferguson on Van der Sar in October 2009.

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