Last Updated: 07/12/10 9:46pm
Final word to City fan Antony Borg, who writes: "I do know that they both started in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Everton a couple of years ago."
OK folks, thanks for your input tonight, good stuff as usual. The 1-1 draw means United finish top of Group C ensuring they will avoid Barcelona and Real Madrid in the knockout stage.
Feghouli eventually sends in a cross which is flicked out to the far side by Smalling as the full-time whistle goes.
Valencia seem content with a draw as they stroll about patiently. Vidic heads out a cross but Valencia are starting to press.
A mouse bounds across the pitch! Parth in reply to Gary writes: "For a Champions League game yes. I think they started a Carling cup match together last year."
United just playing keep-ball as the announcer decrees three minutes extra to be played. Rooney loses possession and Valenci look to build an attack.
Park intercepts Mathieu's intended through-ball and bursts forward. He plays the ball out to Berbatov but the two aren't on the same wavelength as the Bulgarian goes he wrong way.
Another poor clearance by Smalling but United soon recover possession after Juan Mata overruns the ball.
Great play by Giggs, who gets past Albelda and his right-footed cross is half-cleared by the fist of Guaita.
Gary asks: "Is this the first time that both Da Silva brothers have started for United?" Good question Gary, over to you folks, I'm very busy.
Rafael is furious that he isn't awarded a throw-in but United soon get the ball back and switch the play right but Rooney loses possession.
Park breaks forward and just pushes the ball too far in front of him and he catches Ricard Costa, who needs treatment.
Rooney comes deep and is playing in a holding midfield role at the moment. Fabio makes a mistake and loses the ball but United are soon back in possession.
Anderson is fouled and that gives Giggs the chance to come on for Nani, who has been patchy tonight.
Amos races out of goal to gather and then is urged by the United fans to throw it out to Rooney but the young keeper doesn't spot him.
Miguel is booked for a foul on Rooney, who later delivers a brilliant ball to Berbatov, but his touch lets him down. It's just not Berba's night tonight.
Nani plays a suicidal pass to Smallingm who is robbed on the edge of the area by Aduriz, who fortunaley shoots straight at Amos.
Fiece challenge by Ever Banega on park but it's a throw to Valencia midway inside the visitors' half.
Park plays a one-two with Rooney and tries to stab the ball towards Berbatov, who would have been offside if the pass hadn't been cut out by a defender.
Vidic does well to win a header from Isco. Moments later Fabio clatters into Juan Mata and is lucky not to concede a penalty. Isco then slices a shot wide from 25 yards.
Anderson launches an attack with a great ball to Berbatov, who earns his side a corner. Nani delivers a cross to the near post but it's headed clear.
Edward Billing writes: "Who said Anderson can;t shoot??? Think there's still a goal or two left in this. Hopefully rooney can get a goal, would do wonders for his game i think. Anyone else been impressed by the Da Silva twins this season? In particular Rafael who has really gone up a couple of gears since his horror night against Bayern Munich, If Gary Neville is to retire next summer then i can Rafaal being a United shoe-In right-back for a long long time. Come on United!"
Comfortably the worst shot of the match goes to Miguel, who latches on to a loose ball and shoots towards Neptune.
Another chance for Valencia as Juan Mato crosses to the far post where Aduriz takes a touch but slices his shot woefully wide. Should have taken a leaf out of Anderson's book there, ahem...
JM writes: "Ando scores! Well deserved, he's the Man of Match so far IMO. The two brothers Fabio and Rafa have been very lively as well. They have the Neville fighting spirit in them."
Rooney backheels the ball into the path of Berbatov, who shapes up to shoot and forces a great save by Guaita.
What a chance for the visitors. Mathieu crosses from the left but Pablo can't quite make a clean connection inside the six-yard area. United break down the right and Rooney's cross is headed by Berbatov straight at Guaita.
GOAL ANDERSON! Rooney in the thick of the action as he stings the fingers of Guaita from distance. Rafael goes on a run and passes the ball out to Park, whose powerful shot is parried by Guaita but forced in by Anderson!
United break quickly as Berbatov releases Park, who cuts past two defenders on the edge of the box before he slips it to Rooney. The striker just shoots wide of the post but the ball was always going away from Rooney.
Berbatov loses possession but the loose ball runs to Fabio, who is chopped down by Albelda. He is cautioned and will miss the next CL game.
Daniel wants to know whether the hate towards Carrick is justified. He's looked a bit listless Daniel, but granted he is good on the ball when he's on his game.
Aduriz spins away from his defender and meets Pablo's corner on the volley but Amos makes a good save.
Nani crosses to the far post for Berbatov, but ealbert heads out for a corner which is delivered by nani and punched clear. Vidic heads the ball into the path of Berbatov, who volleys home but the flag is up for offside.
Fabio has had a decent game. He's in the thick of the action again as the ball isplayed out to the right. Nani's cross is cleared but only to carrcik, whose ball over the top catches Berbatov offside. Isco comes on for Domiguez.
Dominguez has pulled up with what looks like a hamstring injury as he tries to latch on to a through-ball.
Rooney's curling free-kick clips the wall and goes off the head of a defender for a corner. Nani's corner is punched away by Guaita but United are incorrectly penalised for a push in the area.
Anderson skips past Abelda, who brings down the Brazilian 20 yards out. Ferdinand is replaced by Smalling.
Nani's cross from the right is caught by Guaita, but United have a problem as Ferdinand is notting moving freely. Chris Smalling is preparing to come on.
Moments later Ricard Costa needlessly gives away a corner which is flotaed by Anderson to the far post for Rooney. His cross finds Berbatov but his header from six yards lacks direction.
Neat play down the left sees Rooney's cross find the head of Berbatov, whose header is saved theatrically by Guaita.
OK, the second half is under way and there are no changes at the break. Guaita receives a back pass which he clears for a throw-in.
JJ Fitzpatrick keeps the theme going."I just wanted to say that i would rather see giggs come into midfield instead of carrick because there is so little creativity going on. park is non existant on the left so maybe give obertan a chance to run at their defence."
Ambuj Gupta, in India, writes: "Hernandez scored, but alas it was Pablo Hernandez for Valencia. Players are going to get a word or two from the manager about the missed chances. Nani, Berba, Rooney all went close to scoring. Don't think there will be any subs..Maybe Giggs for Park... and I want Hernandez for Carrick! 4-3-3!"
Kartik reckons it's not just Carrick who has been at fault. "This isn't the first time Carrick has made an error in a crucial match. Memories of a similar mistake he made against Bayern Munich remains. The sooner we get rid of him and find a powerful midfielder the better! Anderson has been brilliant and Berba wasteful!"
David Anderson returns and he has plenty to say. "A lot of pressure from Valencia against United, but then a lot of pressure from Unitedm who have created a couple of decent chances. Amos' saves have been decent but not exactly good as I'd hoped he'd perform tonight as evidenced by Pablo's goal. I mean, my grandma could have saves that! However my opinion still stands, United to win only if Fergie subs Carrick for Hernandez, change the formation to 4-3-3, put Hernandez into the front with Rooney and Berba to give United more firepower. Valencia are weak at the back, espcially at left-back."
Prajwal hasn't been impressed. "Even I could shoot better than Anderson. Man U will lose this game and then they will be knocked out by some big Spanish club in the last 16."
Omer Zaheer is in Lahore, Pakistan, and he writes: "It's great to see Anderson so lively .. maybe just maybe he is on track to fulfil the potential we all expect from him .. man u fans just don't want Anderson to fail." Agreed Omer but when he is he going to learn to shoot properly?
I was expecting this sort of an e-mail from Edward Billing but to be honest I can understand why. "Really hope the stories linking Michaal Carrick with a move away from Man United are true. He's been the weak link in our midfield for so long, proving it again tonight. He's hasn't put in a good performance for so long, even in a 7-1 win against Blackburn he looked average at best and he could cost us the top spot of our group tonight (which we need to progress more smoothly). GET RID FERGIE!"
Nani's corner is headed out by Pablo Hernandez. The ball is back with Ferdinand, who with one minute of stoppage time, passes it back to Vidic. His fellow defender launches one down the left for Fabio who does well to bring the ball under control but it soon runs out of play and the whistle goes for half-time.
United are soon back on the ball as Rooney releases Nani down the right. The winger outpaces Mathieu and skips over the defender but Dealbert races cross to clear for a corner.
Anderson is the first man in the book for a little trip on Jordi Alba, who has a touch of the dying swan about him.
Rooney turns up on the right and whips in a low cross which is well controlled by a defender and brought out of the area.
Jordi Alba is fouled by Nani on Valencia's left. Dominguez receives a return pass from the free-kick and Nani fouls the striker again.
Carrick brings the ball out but Nani loses possession and the Spaniards get it back to Guatia. Carrick back on the pitchy by the way and he seems to be moving freely.
Mathieu goes in high on Carrick and United have a free-kick. Anderson bursts forward and slips the ball to Rooney, who sprays the ball out to the right. Nani's deep cross finds Anderson, whose header seems to strike the arm of Miguel, but a goal-kick is awarded.
Jeremy Mathieu is involved in a race with Nani but the Valencia left-back gets there first to usher the ball back to Guaita.
Nani's crossing is letting him down but Rooney runs back to retrieve the ball. The striker bends a brilliant shot from outside the area against the bar and Nani just misses the post from the rebound.
GOAL PABLO HERNANDEZ! Michael Carrick gives the ball away. Dominguez slides a superb visionary pass to Hernandez, who drills the ball underneath the legs of Amos.
Brilliant run and cross down the left by Rooney floats into the danger area and Park stretches but volleys straight at Guaita. Best move of the game.
Free-kick to United is played short. Rooney is released down the left but his low cross is hacked away in a 'have it' kind of way by Albelda.
Well, early impressions are that we have an open match on our hands and it won't be goalless - unless only Anderson is allowed to shoot.
Nani crosses to Rooney, who nearly threads the ball through to Berbatov only for Angel Dealbert to make a crucial interception.
Good interception by Fabio, who feeds Anderson. He makes a good run and feeds Nani on the right but his low cross is cut out by Ricrado Costa. The ball comes back to Nani, who overhits his cross.
Anderson makes another great run but his shooting is absolutely woeful fm about eight yards. He just can't shoot.
Marcus writes; I'm goin for a 2-0 win with berba netting 1 and Rooney getting his first from open play this season."
Corner to United is played short by Nani to Anderson. Nani runs round and receives teh ball back but prods the ball goalward without causing too much worry for Guaita.
Back to the action as Berbatov is released by Anderson and is clean through but instead of shooting he tries to round the keeper who stretches out to push the ball away from the Bulgarian's legs. Back to the old Berbatov!
Interesting thoughts from Graham in Exeter. "I was at Old Trafford when Utd beat Wolves in the Carling Cup. Amos was very suspect, his kicking was wayward and was in nomans land for Elikobi's equaliser. I was biting my nails but hopefully will use this first team experience to make him a better keeper. I think United will scrape it 1-0!"
Hammad in Pakistan writes: "It will b a comfortable 2-0 3-0 win for man utd but hopefully valencia can cause an upset.."
Rooney gives the ball away and Dominguez receives a pass on the right of the area. He shoots from a tight angle and his effort just clips the outside of the post although Amos looked to have had it covered.
Ever Banga gives the ball away and Berbatov races into the box but his poor cross is behind the run of Park.
First test for Amos and he passes with flying colours. Dominguez has been pretty impressive and he cuts inside to deliver a fierce right-footed shot which is saved very well by Amos at his near post.
Good break down the right by Nani, but his cross is cut out by Jordi Alba and Valencia launch an attack of their own through Dominguez. Vidic is strong though.
Wonderful one-two between Rooney and Anderson, who races through but as expected the Brazilian passes the ball to Vicente Guaita. Poor finish.
Bit of nepotism from the clockwatchers as Shane Caldwell writes: "I have to agree with John Davidson's comments on the game especially as he is going to review my book."
Good spell of pressure from Valencia, but United break down the left as Babio's cross nearly finds the head of Berbatov. Park goes up for the header but is penalised for a foul.
Nemanja Vidic makes a good interception but Berbatov gives the ball away which bounces nicely for Jordi Alba, whose first-time cross nearly finds the head of Dominguez..
Corner to Valencia is headed away but Dominguez goes on a run before floating a cross to the far side which drifts out of play for a goal-kick.
Graham, in NZ, writes: "I think it will another magical European night. Utd to win by a hatful - 4 or 5."
Throw at the far side is taken by Fabio. United are awarded a free-kick on the halfway line which is taken quickly by Anderson but it's just too far in front of Berbatov. Quick thinking from the Brazilian.
David Albelda commits a foul and United play it short. Anderson slips the ball to Nani, who turns a defender and forces in a fiercely-struck low shot which nearly beats VIcente Guaita at his near post.
Park Ji-sung tries to play a delayed one-two with Dimitar Berbatov but the Korean is crowded out on the edge of the area.
Rafael slips and concedes possession but United are soon back on the ball after another loose pass. Another pass goes astray in a scrappy start to the match.
Valencia get the match under way and Fabio is penalised for a foul just inside the home side's half but the crossfield pass from the free-kick is straight to the chest of Nani.
Chris examines United's goalkeeping department. " I think Amos does have some potential for the future as he has had some good reviews. When Van Der Sar retires though, I would sell Kuszack as he isn't good enough to be No 1. We should buy Neuer and have Lindergaard as No 2 and the promising Amos third in line."
Phil Hoole couldn't be any more specific. "United to win 3-0 with Rooney scoring in the 4th and 27th minutes. Berbatov to complete the scoring in the 68th minute."
Another Amos doubter is here. JM writes: "Utd should win this, but Amos in goal? Otherwise it's a strong Utd line-up with the exception of Anderson in there."
United fan Jay from Derbyshire "thinks Man United will win tonight 2-0 at the most maybe even 3-0. Not sure about Ben Amos between the posts but will have to see how it goes - still I'm pretty confiden, but annoyed Fergie keeps starting Rooney instead of Hernandez up front."
James, from Margate, in Kent, writes: "Carrick to open scoring in the first half with Rooney scoring close to the break. Hernandez to come off the bench to get the third in a 3-0 win to United."
David Anderson reckons "there will be a lot of goals tonight. 3-2 to United, maybe 3-3. Nani to score one or two goals if he plays to his full potential. Or Berbatov. I just hope Fergie is doing the right thing by putting Amos in goal instead of Van Der Sar! A big gamble but I just hope the Reds win tonight."
Liam clears up what he posted earlier. "Yeah, Kuszczak was in goal but I meant that seeing another reserve keeper in goal rather than Van der Sar it could be costly." Point taken Liam.
John Davidson has this to say: "Given the weather and the location, my guess is United to walk it with Berbatov's first Euro goals of the season. Uncertain about Amos helping to keep a clean sheet though, but good to blood a keeper with potential."
Reece is hogging the limelight to add: "Also why not give Obertan a run. Whenever he plays he seems to do well and gives defenders a nightmare. Come on United!"
Phil Kirkpatrick is a massive United fan and he keeps it short and sweet. "United 2-0 and rooney to score both."
Dan, from Northern Ireland, adds: "Glad to see young Amos getting his chance tonight. Hopefully he'll be able to keep that record-making clean sheet, you never know he could still become the England No 1!"
More on Amos from Lewis Walter, who writes: "I'm looking forward to the game tonight. I'm extremely suprised that Amos starts tonight. I think it's gonna be 3-1 to Manchester United with Nani, Rooney and Hernandez scoring for the Reds!"
Liam McCann is another not too sure about the man between the sticks. He writes: "I feel Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United have produced a strong side capable of beating Valencia tonight. However, not too sure about Ben Amos in goal. Hope that Fergie hasn't made a mistake in playing him as he did against West Ham in the Carling Cup." Wasn't Kuszczak in goal for that one Liam?
Another United fan, Nathaniel, reckons "we will beat Valencia 2-1 - Rooney and Berbatov to score and Valencia getting a consolation late on. I think we have a good team on the pitch today."
Reece Buckby adds: "Think United will win 1-0 with Rooney to get the goal. I'm a bit worried about Amos in goal though."
Die-hard United fan Gavin Johnson doesn't have a prediction but he does have something to say. "Fergie is either a GENIUS or a MAD SCIENTIST with this one, so let's see which is which."
John Strick wastes no time at all in posting this: "All the signs point towards these two playing out a draw, but I reckon United will smash Valencia to pieces and 20/1 on 4-0 looks tasty. Rooney for the hat-trick!"
If you fancy a punt tonight, Sky Bet make United 1/2 to win, the draw is 3/1 and Valencia are 6/1 to come away from Old Trafford with three points.
Man Utd: Amos, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Fabio Da Silva, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Park, Berbatov, Rooney. Subs: Kuszczak, Giggs, Smalling, Hernandez, Fletcher, Obertan, Macheda.
Valencia: Guaita, Miguel, Ricardo Costa, Dealbert, Mathieu, Pablo, Banega, Albelda, Jordi Alba, Dominguez, Aduriz. Subs: Cesar, Maduro, Soldado, Mata, Feghouli, Costa, Isco.
Good evening everyone and welcome to the minute-by-minute commentary for Manchester United's final group match of this season's Champions League. United are looking to become the first team to qualify for the knockout phase without conceding a goal and the big news is that Ben Amos starts in goal against Valencia in place of Edwin van der Sar. More importantly, of course, United need a point to finish top of the group. The teams will be with you very shortly but if you have any thoughts on the game feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org