UK time is: 14:25:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

United Target Juve Record

Only one side have ever won ten consecutive home games in the Champions League. United can be the second.

Though our insipid away form has often been a great hindrance in Europe, United's home record is as close to flawless as it can be. Since Carroll's horrible blunder in February 2005 we haven't lost a home game in the Champions League and won the last 9.

Juventus won ten consecutive home games in the 1996/97 season and that record will be equalled if United defeat Lyon tonight. We are overwhelming favourites to do so therefore a slip-up would be a major disappointment - even though a 0-0 draw would ensure our passage to the quarter-finals.

There has been much talk about why we are so formidable at home, seeing that teams like Milan, Roma (twice), Sporting, Celtic and Benfica have all lost at Old Trafford in recent years. I like the argument that after last season's 7-1 win over Roma, teams fear the same kind of humiliation would happen with them and Gregory Coupet admitted being scared of a similar drubbing.

The atmosphere, that is ridiculed and derided so often, is always special during European games, there's a buzz that Fulham's or Reading's visit simply can't generate. Patrice Evra reckons that the fact we have a wide pitch and we play with pace makes this arena a very formidable one and I agree - so many teams we saw struggling to keep up with our tempo when we raise it.

So here's hoping for 12 consecutive home victories and if our new-found away resiliency does not disappear, we could be in for a showdown at the Luzhniky.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 4 2008

Time: 2:59PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
What to say? Here's to you losing...nay...not only losing, Here's to you lot geting feckin taken apart.
Blue is the colour
Report Abuse
04/03/2008 15:18:00

i do not think we will get taken apart, clubs fear coming O.T after we thrashed Roma and beat AC after being behind , i think we will be the ones 'taken' them apart!!! CMON UNITED!!
fenton_01
Report Abuse
04/03/2008 15:25:00

Mission accomplished then.What about that the,Bitc?
SweetLeftFoot
Report Abuse
04/03/2008 22:35:00

1-0 I see nobody took anybody apart then!
merlin
Report Abuse
06/03/2008 16:27:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Loris, De Gea and Real Madrid? (Tuesday May 5 2015)

Jones Fit for Last Three Games (Tuesday May 5 2015)

Penalty Taker Wanted! (Monday May 4 2015)

De Gea Deal Almost Done (Monday May 4 2015)

Herrera on Barcelona Radar (Sunday May 3 2015)

They Want How Much For Pogba? (Sunday May 3 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 20

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 35 25 8 2 42 83
2. Man City 35 21 7 7 35 70
3. Arsenal 34 21 7 6 33 70
4. Man Utd 35 19 8 8 24 65
5. Liverpool 35 18 7 10 11 61
6. Spurs 35 17 7 11 5 58
7. Southampton 35 17 6 12 20 57

Breaking League News

Wes Brown Nears First Team Return
Sunderland : 06/05/2015 13:36:01
Fletcher Fit For Action Again
Sunderland : 06/05/2015 13:11:00
Black Cats Showing Richards Interest?
Sunderland : 06/05/2015 12:51:01
Liverpool: The Weekly LFC News Update
Liverpool : 06/05/2015 12:13:00
Everton track Deportivo goalkeeper
Everton : 06/05/2015 12:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v West Brom (h)?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 8%
Valencia 3%
McNair 1%
Smalling 0%
Blind 0%
Herrera 55%
Mata 5%
Rooney 1%
Fellaini 1%
Young 3%
Van Persie 6%
Falco 1%
Di Maria 6%
I'll Opt Out of This One! 10%