Tested and proven....You see how much penetration Nani brought....it helps to relief Ronaldo nomatter left or right......and I also have to praise Ronaldo for his finishing....one touch one pass....and it's in the net...that clinical :thumbsup::lovegrin::heart:Good match!
I know Big Kahuna is going to say we won becos giggs and scholes are not in the starting eleven :bsmilie:
1 thing for sure is Ronaldo is not goin to shave bald at the end of season! :bsmilie: or is the bet still on?:think:Tested and proven....You see how much penetration Nani brought....it helps to relief Ronaldo nomatter left or right......and I also have to praise Ronaldo for his finishing....one touch one pass....and it's in the net...that clinical :thumbsup::lovegrin::heart:
Haahaha....Mr Drog his heart already not here when his beloved manger left! so dun expect too much from him!:bsmilie: Ronaldo a non striker leading top scorers table :think: wonder what are the strikers doing?:devil:Ronaldo is currently leading the premier league top scorers table with 21 goals, Adebayor 2nd with 19 goals.. and where is our last season top scorer Drogba? only 5 goals this season, same as Louis Saha ;p
:devil:A week that has gleaned two excellent results in the cup competitions for United has also highlighted just how important Sir Alex Fergusons summer signings have become to the team.
Carlos Tevez got the winner against Lyon in midweek, with Owen Hargreaves operating a pivotal midfield holding role. But it is the form of Nani and Anderson, both new to England, that have pleased the United boss.
The pair have perhaps played more regularly than they would have expected at the start of the season. But their excellent recent displays make it increasingly difficult to leave them out of the side.
Were very pleased with their progress, Sir Alex says. The evidence of their development is there to see on the pitch.
With Anderson, he has exploded onto the scene, whereas Nani is taking his time. But he is gradually getting better and better.
"Theyre different players of course, so that makes a difference. But theyre both doing really well.
:devil:Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted to see his sides voracious approach in swatting aside Newcastle United at St James Park.
The Reds romped to a 5-1 victory over Kevin Keegans side, despite having played two extra matches since the Magpies last action, and the United manager watched with great satisfaction as the hosts were run ragged.
It was a good performance. We could have scored a few goals, we made chances, but the important thing is that theyre looking really fresh, Sir Alex told Setanta Sports.
Coming to Newcastle is never easy. The crowd are fantastic, they urge their team on and its a volatile place to come. The first job to do is to try and quieten them. Its not easy, but I think we did that for the most part of the game.
Sir Alex made four changes to the side which drew with Lyon on Wednesday, rotating his forward six after the exertions of facing the French champions.
We freshened up the centre of midfield, because thats an area in which we have a lot of strength, he said. We brought Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick in after Paul Scholes, Owen Hargreaves and Anderson all played on Wednesday, so it gave us a freshness.
But the match was decided by the ability of our front players, they were all absolutely fantastic. They all did really well. Obviously with Ronaldo and Rooney scoring two goals apiece, theyre going to get all the headlines, but the movement of Tevez and the penetration of Nani contributed to that.
Following last weekends FA Cup romp against Arsenal, a vital away draw against Lyon and Saturdays thumping of Newcastle, Sir Alex feels his side have responded in the right fashion to the disappointing defeat to Manchester City earlier this month.
Were all disappointed with our performance against Manchester City, and since then the players have done their best to atone for that, he said. They performed against Arsenal last week, then in midweek against Lyon it was a very good result for us, and today stresses our urgency to try and do better and get up that league.
And the winner is a masterpiece by an ex-:devil: :bsmilie:What a stunning win! Can't ask for more. Excellent result and performance by the team. Fletcher really grab the few chances he was given. :thumbsup:
I watched the match but din login to post. :bsmilie:
Spurs are Carling Cup Champions!
On his day, it takes 4 to defend Ronaldo. Reminds me of Thierry Henry - fast, furious, strong, dyamite. :kiss:Haahaha....Mr Drog his heart already not here when his beloved manger left! so dun expect too much from him!:bsmilie: Ronaldo a non striker leading top scorers table :think: wonder what are the strikers doing?:devil:
the young lad realised he's got no future at liverfool......:devil: i think he made a very smart decision, hope he's up to the red devils' standard of play....:devil:Never heard of him till I read that report. Btw Man Utd din sign from them. Man Utd got him after he rejected Liverpool's short term offer and sign with Man Utd.
Lyon striker Karim Benzema says he is ignoring persistent speculation linking him with a move to Champions League last 16 opponents and concentrating on helping his side reach the quarter finals.
The 20-year-old forward has been linked with a summer move to Old Trafford, but with United and Lyon set to resume battle after last week's 1-1 draw, Benzema is staying focused.
"I have a contract with Lyon until 2012," he was quoted as saying. "I signed an extension last June. There will be plenty of time for me to think about other clubs in the future.
"I don't know when I will take a decision, but one thing that is certain is that it will not be at the end of this season. I will still be playing for Lyon next year. I am just 20-years-old, and I have my future in front of me."
It was reported that Lyon have slapped a £45million price tag on their exciting young centre forward.
That may not quell the interest in the player who scored Lyon's goal in the last 16 first leg tie against the Reds. But Benzema insists he won't let it affect him when the French champions visit Manchester next Tuesday.
"I am just concentrating on playing football, and I follow the advice of those close to me," he said. "I haven't discussed anything with the Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas. My agent does that for me - my only job is out on the pitch."
:devil:Louis Saha could make a decisive impact on Uniteds chase for trophies on three fronts, according to Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
The French forward, who has started just four league games this season, has recently returned to full fitness following a knee injury.
He came off the bench against Newcastle to complete a 5-1 romp over Kevin Keegans men with his fifth goal of the season.
Sir Alex feels Sahas return to action is ideally timed in the final few months of the season, and sees the former Fulham front man as a key figure, bringing an alternative approach to Uniteds forward play.
"Louis Saha is a definite, big bonus to us," the Reds boss told MUTV. "He is different from everyone else in the squad. He gives us strength and penetration.
"You've got to understand what the run-in is like," he added. "It's tense. Points will be dropped. You saw last season, we had some real nail-biters.
"We've got players coming back that are helping. That's the important thing. we have got a good, strong squad. Everyone is fit at the moment, and hopefully we can keep them that way."