Manchester United deservedly booked their place in the last four of the UEFA Champions League after a 3-1 aggregate victory over Chelsea.
I say deservedly so because over the two legs, United have proved to be the better team. In fact as testament to that, it can be argued that Marseilles put up a better fight over the two legs than the London club did.
The win means that we've made it to the last four of Europe's premier club competition four times in the last five seasons. It's increasingly likely that we'll face Shackle 04 in the semis and I doubt they merit a scalp over us. Our success this season has meant that we've had to keep playing twice a week so hopefully the lads will not let their guard drop. The Champions League semifinals are sand witched between crucial league games against Chelsea and Arsenal so it will help a lot of we maintain the gap we've built between ourselves and Arsenal.
It was a fantastic performance by the team yesterday, and one that will encourage many to rethink their stand about the ability of the current United team. It seems that the more they are dismissed, the more they come back fighting hard against all odds. You could see it in the face of ABUS when Drogba hauled them back into the lead but talk about taking the wind out of your sails! Park killed them.
Javier Hernandez might just turn out to be Sir Alex's greatest coup in the modern transfer market. Fernando Torres must be wishing he was worth 6m quid!
We've got the Bitters in the Cup at Wembley on Saturday. It ought to be a fantastic day out for the fans at the national stadium for the first of a possible three visits to the stadium in a month. Fingers crossed.
Onwards and Upwards!
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