now can sleep slightly better
now can sleep slightly better
coz when we go Italy.......... machiam will be feeding chickens to the tigers liao
I'm sure they'll control the game right from the start.........very typical italian.......hold, pass hold pass, pass, puncture and go for jugular...then patience again...hold pass until opp gets pissed and then thats where all the gaps start forming
good win. just a draw in milan will do nicely now.
the azzuries are really cunning....... during the 2nd half when they panned the camera to Maldini, u could see that being up there in the bench meant only one thing...He's already observing the strategies and the various "paths of counterattack" of Man Utd.
thats what a good strategist will do....to see the game in another angle.....maybe from an overview...... and then strategise how to starve the counters off.....
I fear san siro would be an uphill task.....
but i have faith that Man U players will fight hard.....real hard...
It is imperative to score at least another 1 more goal or if not more... the psychological edge will be galvanized then...
who will most likely be the probably defenders for return leg?
When I saw "Gabriel Heinze" on the team sheet, I knew Man U were going to concede and he would play a part, somehow. And guess wat happened? And I'm not just talking about the second goal conceded :S
Now with Evra out, the best strategy for Man U would be to score more than they concede in the San Siro.
“It’s a great feeling," he told ITV Sport. "It was a difficult match but when it got late we kept going. We knew the victory would make it a little bit easier for the away leg. And to get a goal in the last minute is a great feeling.
“It was fantastic. At 2-1 behind at half-time against a very good Milan team, we knew it would be difficult to get the win. The manager told us too keep pushing, keep going and we’ll get the goals, and we did."
Lucky me, I woke up at 4.15am just in time to see Rooney scored the equaliser and the winning goal. ManU dominated the second half and they played at a frantic pace and each time they attacked they had the Milan players in sixes and sevens. Scholes' flick to Rooney was real classy and the latter described him as genius. What a pass!
Besides, the match is one week later and all of them are pro, at their age, I think 90 minutes game per week should still not be a problem.....unless he is thinking of gaining ground in Seria A table despite the championship has been won by Inter.
I seriously think that he made a mistake tactically, he tot he can protect the 2 goals advantage and wear MU down with sub, but he under estimated MU firing power.....so now his plan could be back fire...If I am Fergie, I will do counter attack next week....with Ronaldo, Rooney speed upfront, pack the midfield with all the hard tackling guy
Ryan: We can reach the final
Boss fancies United's chancesThe Welsh veteran, skipper in the absence of Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand, was disappointed to concede two away goals, but he is adamant that United are capable of scoring in the return leg.
"It was always going to be tough," he told MUTV. "We didn't want to give away goals but we've got to go out there with confidence.
"With the second half in mind, we know that if we keep the tempo up and keep our shape we've got a great chance of creating chances. We'll probably have to defend better, but we're capable of doing that.
"It's going to be difficult, it always is going to the San Siro, but we've seen enough in the second half to show that we can go there and get a good result. If we keep our character and nerve then hopefully we will."
All we need in San Siro is to score another 1-0 win! so GO GO GO!!!"It gives us a magnificent chance. We're in front and they (Milan) know that," said Sir Alex.
The boss saluted his players for the way they bounced back from being punished by Kaka for two defensive errors. The outlook seemed bleak for the Reds at the break, especially after Kaka came close to a hat-trick, denied only by Edwin van der Sar's fine save.
"We recovered from making two horrible mistakes defensively and I think we deserve our victory because of that," assessed Sir Alex.
"The first few goals were really scrappy. I think ours was an owngoal and then we gave away two terrible goals. But we persevered, we kept playing our football - some of which was fantastic - and we dominated the second half.
"We got hold of the game and the equaliser gave us the impetus to go on and win it. That goal was absolutely magnificent. The audacity and confidence of Scholes to do what he did in the heat of that battle was absolutely exceptional.
Ronaldo claimed a hattrick with the PFA Fans' Player of the Year Award on top of the two titles - PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year Awards - he won recently. Now he has four titles including the Portugal Sportsman of the Year award. What a year for him. Congrats to him!