Yeah surely you’ll be shocked to hear this from a Man Utd fan, but I give all the applause to the Scousers for their 4-1 humiliation of Man Utd at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. This was may be the worst we’ve seen from United for a very very long time. Only one clear opportunity to score, that penalty from C.Ronaldo, and some freekicks from the same guy but not troubling Reina at all in the end, while liverpool controlled the pace of the game after they had equalized.
But this was not the final outcome that one would think when the match started, United pressing Liverpool, but somewhat i could sense that the team was lacking creativity and confidence, and after scoring on a penalty , they just went asleep and Liverpool got back in the game, and a mistake from Vidic gifted a goal to Torres, and Evra gifted a penalty to Gerrard who scored. 1-2 at halftime, things could still go United’s way, but again they failed to impress, And when Vidic was sent off for a ‘Rugby tackle’ on gerrard, the hope for an equaliser was all but gone. A superb freekick from Aurelio and a late Dossena lob did the finishing job, & inflicted a big humiliation to the Red Devils.
So in the end, 4 chances for the scousers and 4 goals, and one chance from a penalty for United and a goal.
The title race is now back on for both Liverpool & Chelsea (won 1-0 vs ManCity yesterday), since they are both 4 pts adrift from United, who still has a game in hand though. Arsenal also got back in the Big Four after thrashing Blackburn 4-0 on Saturday night, but they are still far from the top 3.
My ratings (on 10) for United players would vary between 1 and 5, 5 for Ronaldo for scoring 1 and creating a couple of chances from setpieces, while for the scousers its from min 6 to 8. Van Der Sar (a 1 rating for him!) had hardly anything to do except picking four goals from the net, and Rooney, with all his ‘Love/Hate’ story for the scousers spent most of the match yelling at his teammates instead of trying to do something to get a goal, and looked disinterested throughout the game. Ferguson needs to review all his tactics (if he has more than 1!!) and get a better performance for the next matches, or else he can kiss goodbye to the trophy. Time also to get youngsters lile Gibson or Possebon or Tosic (only seen his Partizane perf on YouTube upto now!) in the midfield alongside Carrick or Scholes, coz for me Anderson is a complete waste of money and can only play in matches involving lower divison sides.
And above all Ferguson claimed that United were the best team out there!! Think he needs his specs changed or a visit to the psychiatrist!!