Manchester United 1 Zenit St Petersburg 2
I only watched half of the match, but from what I did see Manchester United were outplayed. Maybe it`s due to the fact we are only early on in our season, or some overconfidence creeped in, or even the poor ptch, but the Reds were less than inspired.
Not even the late dismissal of Paul Scholes for deliberate handball, having been booked earlier for a standard rash tackle, could detract from Zenit’s triumph. Scholes became the first player to be dismissed in 35 years of the Uefa Super Cup when he illegally steered the ball into the net, but the real history was made by a first Russian success in this match, for it will surely not be the last.