Monday, 26 September 2011

LOOKING BACK AT STOKE AND AHEAD TO BASEL

Well it was always going to happen sometime, wasn't it? Manchester United have finally dropped points at Stoke City---joining the rest of the top six sides in England by doing so. It was always a minor suprise that we seemed to have it all our way there given the difficulty of coping with their play but on Saturday we got first hand experience on the bullish actics employed by Tony Pulis' side.

The biggest blow on the day ahead of the match was that Wayne Rooney would miss out because of a hamstring problem and that was only made worse when Chicharito was forced off ith injury early on. That's the second successive game that the Mexican has been had done by the officials. I hope this doesn't reflect on the kind of season he's going to have for us.

Nani wants to be the best player in the world; it has to be said that if he keeps up his level of influence in proceedings during games, the world will start to take notice. It was a brillinatly worked goal albeit the fact that we've failed to build on it.

There was nothing he could do about the goal but it has to be said that once again David De Gea showed us why he was signed by Sir Alex. He's now made it a habbit that he'll come up with saves during the game that will either keep us in the game or protect our leads. He has what it takes to beccome a club legend and its only to our adantage now that we have two very wonerful goalkeepers.

FC Basel provide the opposition the Champions league tomorrow night. Its an opportunity, as usual, for us to return to winning ways---given that you're good as your last game. We did a credible job in Lisbon the other week so hopefully we can build on that tomorrow---scratch that---we must build on that tomorrow.

We've got a near perfect home record in the Champions League and no side in our group this season is entitled to even a point at Old Trafford. I know the manager will make wholesale changes to the side but that shouldn't be an excuse for failure to get the maximum three.

SO COME ON UNITED!

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