United yesterday played not very well but still managed to put three past Scottish Champions Celtic at OT in the CL. Dimitar Berbatov netted two close range goals and the man of the moment Wayne Rooney bagged one of his his own.
It does put us in a wonderful position to qualify--in fact another win and we are there.
Secondly, it was a good outing for many a second team players. Nani got the 90 minutes and so did young Jonny Evans. I admire the way Sir Alex rotates his bulky squads. At the end of the day, nobody can complain of being left out in the team.
Now, Berba has certainly not won himself any favours from ABUs as both his goals were clearly off-side. One would ask,who is responsible for ruling out off-side goals: the ref or the player. Anyhow, United have got in their ranks somebody who will score the many 'easy chances' that went begging last season. Berba has got the instinct of Van Nistelrooy who was always there to tap in that loose ball 2 yards from the goal. His last 3 goals show that predatory instict thatis vital for any set-up.
And then there is a certain Mr. Cristiano Ronaldo who has been trying too hard to be as important to the team as Rooney is. Ronaldo has tried to shoot at goal at times when a pass would be the best option. One wonders whether this boy, even at Madrid will be as good as he was last season. His step over is slightly slower than last season. United might have seen the best of him already. Having said that, we need his presence in the team as his speed is an asset, and the mere fact that he is Ronaldo will send down a shiver down the spine of any opponents.
For some reason, we get to play early on Saturday, while the rest of our rivals play on Sunday after a day's rest!_(*+
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