go gunners thread and celebrate , not here .. dun do provoking here
We could have easily won the game by parking the bus infront of the goal mouth and thus preventing Gallas from scroring the equaliser in the dying minute. Slack defending, I would say.
lost concentration at the latter part of the game... yeah, we should have parked the bus........
lets face it , Arsenal were the better side , dat 's y they can always score last time.. man utd cant defend good enuff , i can only say that..
Like I said, one can have all the possession in the world but if they dun score many or allow the opposition to score, then its no use.
Man Utd are prone to conceding. It has always been like that for quite some time. Against Kiev, the 2 super cheap goals given to them are examples.
6 more hours to go!!!
Are we able to generate another high scoring match? or 4 goals or 1 goal margin?
Links to goals.... the rips are pretty clear and goodV
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Pique 1-0 Man Utd
Tévez 2-0 Man Utd
Rooney 3-0 Man Utd
Ronaldo 4-0 Man Utd
Ronaldo freestyle skill
Evra skill+Simpson chance
woot!4 goals again
Aiseh! Its back to our 4 goal spree again! Hope this continues and we can over take Arsenal at the top on GD!
Surprised that Anderson was left out. Tot Fergie will want him to get more experience in CL. Great to see Pique score as well.
According to the CL tables, we are the only club with maximum 12pts after 4 games. To secure top spot, we need to beat S. Lisbon at home. Quite essential to secure top spot to avoid the big clubs as it seems like most big clubs managed to top their groups.
Saha set for new role
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed plans to use Louis Saha as a substitute more often.
Six of the Frenchman’s seven appearances this season have come as a sub, and Sir Alex increasingly envisages the 29-year-old forward being an impact player to come off the bench and change games.
Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez have performed exceptionally this term. But where Saha was once seen as a first-choice starter, Sir Alex now plans to use him tactically and, he hopes, to greater effect.
“The situation Louis finds himself in with his knee condition means he won’t play every game,” said Sir Alex. “The dilemma is whether to start him or bring him on.
“If you look at the composition of the side, he is different from everyone else, so he makes a bigger impact as a substitute. He makes a great impact. Therefore my inclination is to use him as a sub. He’s fine with that.”
United had great success using Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a substitute. The Norwegian forward – 150 of his 366 appearances for United coming as a sub – often struck the winning goal or a last-gasp equaliser. Although Sir Alex was keen to point out that Solskjaer and Saha are not in the same mould, he will be hoping the French striker can make a similar impact. And with Solskjaer now on United’s coaching staff to work with the strikers, he may impart some of his vast knowledge.
“They are different types of players,” he said. “Ole could come on and score a goal in any situation. He was the best at it. His ratio of goals coming on as sub – and in important games, too – was incredible. But Louis does more for the team in terms of his speed, physical presence, aerial ability. He brings a lot of qualities to the team.”
Owen enjoys OT experience
Owen Hargreaves may have graced some of the finest venues in world football with Bayern Munich and England, but he was taken aback when he sat and savoured the Old Trafford experience.
Having been substituted against Middlesbrough last month, the 26-year-old midfielder sampled life as a spectator - a rare occasion he actually enjoyed.
Owen told United Radio: "I've been very fortunate to play in some fabulous places. I've played in two World Cups, a European championship, a Champions League final… it's very difficult to compare those experiences.
"I used to play in front of 70,000 people for Bayern Munich. But I will say that I actually enjoyed watching the last 30 minutes against Middlesbrough after I'd come off.
"I leaned over to Giggsy and said 'you must be so happy to have played here for your whole career'. I think Old Trafford helps you feel very strong and it's great to be a part of it."
Hargreaves will hope to be back in action at Old Trafford this weekend as the Reds resume Premier League duties against Blackburn Rovers. He was rested in midweek for the 4-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv, the test of Mark Hughes' strong side will suit his combative qualities.