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Cevallos saves at the feet of Tevez

Carlos Tevez starts up front for Man Utd and forces a number of saves from Liga de Quito goalkeeper Jose Cevallos

South Korean midfielder Ji-Sung Park looks to bring the ball forward

A lively Ji-Sung Park looks bright in midfield for the English club and he too goes close on a couple of occasions

Ronaldo looks to get past Claudio Bieler

Cristiano Ronaldo attempts to drive forward into opposition territory as Sir Alex Ferguson's side have much the better of the game

Rooney goes close

After two goals in the semi-final, Wayne Rooney is the pick of the players again but he fails to beat Cevallos in a goalless first half

Vidic is sent off by the referee

Man Utd's hopes of victory receive a setback soon after the interval when defender Nemanja Vidic is sent off for elbowing Claudio Bieler

Rooney makes it 1-0 to Man  Utd

Undeterred by this, the European champions actually take a 73rd-minute lead when Rooney scores after being picked out by Ronaldo

Anderson and Manso battle for possession

Quito's Alejandro Manso looks dangerous throughout and brings the best out of goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar in the closing stages

Man Utd celebrate their win

Despite having one less player, Man Utd hold on for the 1-0 win and are duly crowned champions of the world

As if winning a world title was not enough, Rooney takes home a care as the Most Valuable Player

As if winning a world title is not enough, Rooney takes home a car as the Most Valuable Player

LDU fans take defeat badly after watching the match on a big screen at the Ponciano stadium in Quito

LDU fans take defeat badly after watching the match on a big screen at the Ponciano stadium in Quito





see also
Liga de Quito 0-1 Man Utd
21 Dec 08 |  Man Utd
Live text - Premier League
21 Dec 08 |  Football
Gamba Osaka 3-5 Man Utd
18 Dec 08 |  Man Utd
Man Utd v Gamba Osaka photos
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