Muntari Excels Despite Fasting

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari brushed aside concerns over his energy levels during Ramadan as he excelled when Inter tore city rivals AC Milan apart to move to the top of Serie A after a thumping 4-0 win on Saturday night. Muntari stuck to his religious dictates by continuing with his Ramadan fast even in the face of the rumpus it has caused. Coach Jose Mourinho had hinted that the Ghanaian could be excluded from his squad after the enforcer was substituted after just 30 minutes of last week�s league game against Bari. The Portuguese manager said he substituted the midfielder last week because he lost energy as he was fasting while playing. The midfielder was thus left on the bench with new boy Wesley Sneider taking his place in the starting line-up.But when he came on, for Thiago Motta on the hour mark with his side leading 3-0, Muntari promptly showed that the fasting had no effect on his energy levels. The Ghanaian set up Dejan Stankovic whipped in from 25 yards and beat a forlorn goalkeeper Storari into his top corner to seal the 4-0 win.Goals from Thiago Motta, Diego Milito and Maicon gave Inter a 3-0 lead at half-time before Stankovic added a fourth midway through the second half. To round off a miserable night for the Rossoneri, they also lost Gennaro Gattuso to a red card just before the interval.