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We Remember Villarreal, Don't We?

We Remember Villarreal, Don't We?

We all remember Villarreal, don't we? That ill-fated 2005/06 campaign's first memory might be the disaster at Benfica but we can't forget the Spanish team who advanced at first place from the group.

Is it a bad omen, starting once again with a game against the Yellow Submarine? Circumstances are slightly different though as that United team were a shambles while the current one are the European champions. Shall we, once again, find it impossible to break them down?

That's the big question I think. Villarreal were cautious at home last time and they were downright negative at Old Trafford where they came for a 0-0 draw and duly got it. Circumstances are, once again, slightly different this time: on that occasion, a draw almost certainly ensured their progression and was therefore a most desirable result.

Whereas they could see it as an attractive prospect this time, too, they'd be mad not to try and cause a huge upset. United are off-colour at the moment, to be polite and Villarreal are one of the best attacking teams in Europe so concentrating on defending would be a huge mistake which I don't think Manuel Pellegrini will commit. So expect a more open game than last time. After all, Villarreal have nothing to lose, even with a defeat here they should comfortably advance - as should we, I hasten to add.

And what I want to see from United? Well, a bit of drive, a clear purpose. We looked lost at Anfield, the players seemed to have no idea what they should do. It's up to Fergie and the staff to explain it to them this time.




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Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday September 17 2008
Time: 12:17PM

Comments

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Seriously, good luck tonight boys, see you Sunday.
TonyBlue
17/09/2008 16:09:00
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Cheers, look forward to a real clash of the titans match on Sunday!
Tosswink
17/09/2008 17:18:00
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Its clear to everyone that once Ronaldo came on the field, United started playing the way they should. Its no surprise hes the spark and increases the teams confidence. Even Rooney plays better with him around as they both create space for each other.
Paulinho
18/09/2008 05:34:00
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FIRST HE STAND AGAINST ROONEY IN THE WORLD CUP AND YOU STILL LOVE HIM SECOND HE SAID IN PUBLIC THAT HE DONT WANT TO PLAY FOR MANu AND YOU STILL LOVE HIM WHATS THIRD , MAYBE he will say liverpool is better club than ManU BUT DOESENT MATTER YOU WILL STILL LOVE HIM . GREAT FANS ARE MANu FANS .
L_F_POOL
18/09/2008 06:58:00
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Do scouse keyboards have a Caps Lock?
united4life
19/09/2008 13:26:00
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