A lucky escape for the Red Devils

MUFC-CFCWhile mentor and disciple neutralized each other, Chelsea returned to London still unbeaten so far, while United gave their fans another torturous match at Old Trafford, as the Red Devils struggled in the second half after Drogba’s 53rd minute opener from a corner kick, but eventually the “Fergie” time came to the rescue (YES, IT’S STILL ALIVE!!!), and RvP fired in the equalizer on the 94th minute following the dismissal of Ivanovic for a second bookable offense, with Courtois, who had been excellent till then, could only parry Fellaini’s header straight to RvP to score. Mourinho looked dejected on the touchline, but his respect for his mentor LVG made him contain his disappointment, and he went to United’s bench to greet the latter, same as he did before kick-off.

United were lucky thou, as despite having created some opportunities in the first half, they did not really trouble Chelsea, and the latter seemed to be willingly letting them have possession of the ball till half-time. However the second half was another story, as Chelsea stepped up a gear, and United could not deal with the pace set out, and eventually crumbled as Hazard forced De Gea into a fine save, but the resulting corner kick saw Drogba outjump Rafael and place a strong header towards goal, which took a deflection off RvP and into the net. Chelsea looked to hold on for a victory from thereon, but in added time United tried to salvage a point, and were successful in doing so as well, as Di Maria went to ground following a mild contact with Ivanovic, the latter sent off in the process, while the former picked himself up to deliver the freekick. Fellaini met the cross, but his effort was saved by Courtois, only for RvP to smash in the rebound to send the fans ecstatic.

However, United’s miseries will not end so easily, as their next trip will be away to Man City, and knowing outcome of the recent derbies, it’s hard not to think of a looming defeat there, as they too will want to wash away yesterday’s defeat to West Ham, and with Aguero in very good form, United’s backline will be in for yet another torturous experience. There was also a surprise visitor at Old Trafford, Victor Valdes, who is now a free agent since leaving Barcelona, and has trained during the week with United as well, with talks about him reaching an agreement to sign soon for the Red Devils.