Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Stroll In The Park For United

Stroll In The Park For United

I love the way the guys are boosting our goal difference. We were a bit sketchy away from home in the first half of the season but well and truly made amends with the last two games on the road. With Derby coming up, we have a good chance of scoring even more goals away from home.

But back to today's clash. Fergie, not altogether to my surprise, omitted Rooney and Ronaldo from the starting line-up and handed Louis Saha his fifth Premiership start of the season. The Frenchman missed the first chance after getting to the end of a fine Scholes lob but fired wide after displaying great first touch.

Scholes and Murphy had good efforts parried by the two keepers before Hargreaves put us in front. Tevez was fouled by Hagenland just outside the area and the England midfielder dispatched the free-kick to record his first ever United goal. A spectacular one indeed. At the end of the half, a beautiful move saw Scholes crossing to Park who headed home with a spectacular effort to give us a seemingly unassailable lead.

Fulham tried to force their way back into the game after the restart but apart from a few scares, a Vidicless defence kept tham comfortably at bay. To be honest, as it was nearing the final whistle, I was more concerned about news coming through from the Emirates where Villa were holding on to a 1-0 lead.

Fergie brought on Ronaldo and Rooney with 25 minutes to go, presumably with the intention of keeping them sharp for Tuesday's encounter with Olympique Lyon. They did little of note, to be honest and our third goal came courteousy of luck more than anything else - and we can be thankful to Simon Davies, too.

However, all in all it was a very boring second half after we effectively decided the outcome of the game in the first. It was great to see Park having a good game at last and Scholes' passing and the threat he posed on goal were even more reasons for delight.

In the end, Villa could not hold onto their lead but still Arsenal dropped two points at home and you cannot get round that fact. It seems that their smaller squad can't cope with the injuries they have and it gives us huge hopes for the remainder of the season. Once again, we can be regarded as the favourites for the Premiership title.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday March 1 2008
Time: 7:47PM

Comments

0
good to see hargreaves score. 4 games without a win and arsenal dont look like getting any better.
rooneyisgod
01/03/2008 21:21:00
0
injuries are destroying them.
Paulinho
03/03/2008 04:54:00
0
Hardly put a decent fight did they?
merlin
06/03/2008 16:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United - Oxford Update!

Have things moved on a step?

How Much Have United Earned Since 1992?

With the £100million television ceiling being broken this season and handed to one club, where do Manchester United fall in all time Premier League payments table?

Mata Wanted by Barcelona!

The minute it was announced that Jose Mourinho was the new manager of Manchester United, I`d imagine that Juan Mata may well have offered a wry smile.

Fletcher Rues What Might Have Been

If he'd have stayed at Old Trafford!

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Is Mourinho the Right Man for Manchester United?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Yes!80%
No!6%
Time will tell!14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.TheFamousNo71
2.dmukusi1
3.Cathal P Forde1