UK time is: 07:16:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Last Danish Adventure Went Badly Wrong

Last time United opened the group stages of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw against Villarreal we could not get through to the second round. And the last time we visited Denmark we lost.

It is all so comforting to cite the glorious 1998/99 season and the almighty drubbings we handed out to Brondby twice. It was 6-2 to United on the Danish turf and some may believe that tomorrow's Champions League game will be a walkover again.

However, they should know that it is unlikely. I won't wheel out the old clichés that there are no easy games now and that kind of thing. What you've got to remember is the last time we faced a Danish team on their own ground.

It was FC Copehagen (Kobenhavn) in 2006 and with progression seemingly secured by three straight wins, Fergie opted to rotate the team a bit, freshen up some players who got little rest during a busy autumn which exceeded all our expectations.

The result? The changed team looked bereft of imagination and went down to a hard-working Copenhagen side due to a Marcus Allback goal. This and the defeat at Celtic two weeks later threatened to end our Champions League adventure prematurely once again...

As Fergie is all about match fitness and sharpness these days I hope that he won't try and field a reserve team... What better chance there is for Berbatov to open his account? Or for Anderson, for that matter? This is never gonna be easy, these guys will defend in numbers and won't be embarassed to park the bus in front of their own fans. We need maximum firepower and creativity as the first leg's disappointing result means that only a win will do here.

One things is certain: we can be happy that this game is BEFORE our potentially bruising encounter at Ewood Park, not AFTER it...




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



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 29 2008

Time: 7:29PM

Your Comments

you should get a win out of this one!
merlin
It was really Fergie's fault for putting out the kind of team he did. You can't underestimate ANY TEAM in Europe! Just ask Roma!
ForeverUnited
A different story tonight I suspect
Red Wimp
You should & did win. A job done well & Barbie scoring twice, shame about Scholes.
storagematt
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

That Same Old Song! (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Loyalty can Override Cash! (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Guarin Talk Resurrected (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Zaha Heading Back to London (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Fellaini Injured? (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Rojo Switch Almost Confirmed (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Panic Buys? (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Di Maria - A Last-Gasp Deal? (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Rojo - Another Update! (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Rooney Vows to Bounce Back! (Monday August 18 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 92
2. Kanchelskis 54
3. MotorMad 48
4. nordkap 12
5. ssopon273 2
6. kashere21 2
7. D_G 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Sunderland 1 0 1 0 0 1
12. WBA 1 0 1 0 0 1
13. Crystal Palace 1 0 0 1 -1 0
14. Man Utd 1 0 0 1 -1 0
15. Southampton 1 0 0 1 -1 0
16. Q.P.R. 1 0 0 1 -1 0
17. Stoke 1 0 0 1 -1 0

Breaking League News

Funeral For Liam Later Today.
» Newcastle : 21/08/2014 00:15:00
Ashley Continues To Sell The NUFC Soul
» Newcastle : 20/08/2014 22:56:00
Dzeko Pens Four Year Contract
» Man City : 20/08/2014 21:19:00
Malky Deal Falls Flat?
» Crystal Palace : 20/08/2014 21:04:00
Bennett Makes Loan Move
» Aston Villa : 20/08/2014 20:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Swansea?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 9%
Smalling 0%
Jones 18%
Blackett 12%
Herrera 2%
Lingard 2%
Young 0%
Mata 1%
Rooney 15%
Hernandez 0%
Fletcher 0%
Nani 1%
Fellaini 0%
Januzaj 40%