A defender scoring the 1st goal. Mine, was that an insult?
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Last edited by melvin; 24th March 2008 at 04:50 PM.
One lucky thing last nite our old men dint buang last night! If not we confirm gone case!
Boss: We could have had more
Ya...agree with him at least we should be winning 6-0 or 7-0 if our boys have proper zeroing!!!United blasted three goals past arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford with Sir Alex Ferguson insisting it could have been many more.
Wes Brown opened the scoring in the 34th minute before late goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani sealed the three points.
“The 3-0 scoreline wasn’t flattering,” Sir Alex told MUTV. “Not at all. Wayne Rooney could have had a hat-trick, Cristiano Ronaldo could have had a hat-trick… we certainly had the better chances and the better penetration.
“I was disappointed we didn’t finish them off earlier. When we did get the second goal there was relief right around the ground.”
Tomorrow’s papers will undoubtedly focus on referee Steve Bennett’s decision to send off Javier Mascherano just before half time for dissent. The Argentine midfielder was already on a yellow card when he ran over to Bennett to protest another decision.
“The boy had already been booked and dissent is dissent,” Sir Alex said. “There’s been a lot of focus on dissent after what happened with Ashley Cole. I don’t know why he got involved in the situation. He’s come running across the field to argue with the referee.
“The sending off gave us control of the match, although I think we had reasonable control up until that point.”
The three points propelled United further ahead at the top of the Barclays Premier League, although the manager said the result won’t have direct bearing on the title race.
“We’ve done our job but we’re not getting carried away. You can’t get carried away in his league. But it’s a good morale boost, that’s for sure."
Welbeck elated by treble
Hope to see him in first team action soon!Danny Welbeck was predictably elated after scoring his first hat-trick for United's Reserves in a 4-1 victory over Manchester City.
The promising young striker struck thrice as United came from a goal down to win and, having already hit a four-goal salvo for the Academy this season, Welbeck is happy the goals keep coming.
"I'm definitely delighted," he told MUTV. "It's always good to get goals - especially playing in the Reserves and getting my first hat-trick. I'm proud and happy.
"I think the first goal brought us back in the game, especially playing with the wind in the second half. It helped us, but it helped them too in the first half. It's a fair game!"
The blustery conditions at the Marston's Arena made for a difficult evening - particularly the first half when United were playing against the wind - but skipper Tom Cleverley felt the Reds handled them well.
"Obviously we were against the wind in the first half and they made it hard for us," he said. "They camped us in at times. We're a team that like to get it down and play, so I thought we coped pretty well. In the second half our football showed.
"It (the captaincy) was a bit unexpected with all the big names out there, but it's always good to captain your side to a win against City!"
Papers: Mad Mascherano
24/03/2008 07:09Dumbest man on the planet
Javier Mascherano became the dumbest man in the world after crazily provoking ref Steve Bennett to send him off for dissent. Liverpool's Argentine midfielder got his red card after 43 minutes - handing Manchester United a win which virtually assures them of the title. Mascherano was booked after just 10 minutes for a foul on Paul Scholes before repeatedly swearing at Bennett. But he seemed oblivious to the rumpus caused by Ashley Cole’s midweek show of dissent at Spurs as he angrily confronted Bennett and his linesmen six more times. The ref's patience finally ran out when Mascherano charged 20 yards to confront him for booking Fernando Torres. He showed the Liverpool player a second yellow card before brandishing the red card. But even then Mascherano could not keep his mouth shut. He refused to leave the pitch even though Reds boss Rafa Benitez pleaded with him to calm down. And he swore at Bennett again as team-mates Xabi Alonso and Fabio Aurelio tried to restrain him. The FA are likely to increase his automatic one-game ban and fine him heavily.
David Facey, The Sun
All the newspapers publish reaction to Mascherano's moment of madness as well as match reports on the Reds' excellent Easter win. There's also coverage of Chelsea's victory over Arsenal with post-match quotes from Didier Drogba - "This result has given us belief that we are in the race with United. We have to believe that we can go on and win the title." ('Hot Drog warns United', The Sun)
Round up by Adam Bostock
Latest news: Rafa was incensed that Utd defenders intimidated pretty boy Torrid
In football, defenders would do anything within the laws to intimidate strikers. Looks like Torrid should be playing non contact sports like tennis with his fellow countryman, Nadal.
Anyway guys, think it's time to close this thread? Cos Treble dream no more.... Open new one ....."Double dream alive"???
Maybe can start one which says "We are the Champions".
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