All good things have an end

After entertaining us hugely in the Premier League, Manchester United went back to the basics of last season’s away form, as they scrapped a 1-1 draw in their first Champions League group game for the season against Benfica, with credits to Lindegaard who made some fine saves to keep the Portugese side at bay, while United, despite having more possession, struggled to make a real impact on this game. The two goals scored in this game were courtesy of Cardozo (24th minute) following a brilliant lofted pass from Gaitan for Benfica, and Giggs levelled the game on the 42nd minute after being found by Valencia. Wayne Rooney was more a shadow of himself on the pitch, and he chose the wrong moment to give such a poor performance, having been graced the “white Pele” by Sir Alex himself earlier. It was however good news to see both Fletcher and Valencia back in the squad, playing around 68 minutes before being subbed, with may be Chelsea in mind on Sunday, where I hope the Red Devils will show more hunger for a win than they did today.

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3 thoughts on “All good things have an end

    • As for Rooney, I keep asking myself this question very often, like he can score a hat trick in an EPL game, yet in another does not have a single shot on goal throughout the match. Some can blame it on fatigue, but I think it is more related to the pressure exerted by the opposition players on him which does affect his performance. He is unable to think may be at that time on how to use his skills to get past such players. ALso I think he needs pacy players around him to build up the game, like Young or Nani, where he can do quick passes with them and then slot in position, but like he played almost alone upfront yesterday, he had a pretty tough time.
      Chicharito is doing quite well, scoring a double for his first start with the team after suffering a concussion in training during preseason. Am sure he will improve as well this season if he is partnered with the right players

  1. I’m not able to follow soccer as much as I would like, but I hear that Wayne Rooney is really having a comeback year with Man U. Why is it that sometimes he disappears completely and other times is center stage?

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