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Boring, Boring United... And Villarreal

Boring, Boring United... And Villarreal

Oh dear. United are clearly still suffering from a Moscow hangover. We are just poor, almost everyone in the team. We do not have one in-form player, with the possible exception of Mr. Darren Fletcher.

Fergie omitted Carlos Tevez from the starting line-up despite Berbatov's injury and opted for a 4-2-3-1, with Ronaldo, Anderson and Nani supporting Wayne Rooney. It worked well for about 15 minutes in the first half then for about three attacks in the second. Otherwise...

We had a goal rightly chalked off for offside but that was at least a great move in a game which was notable only because of the startling lack of quality displayed. United and Villarreal played out three 0-0 draws before and it never looked like ending differently.

True, we hit the bar with a ferocious Ronaldo shot and had a deflected cross headed off the line but on the whole we were indecisive in midfield and toothless up front. Wayne Rooney was isolated, Nani was simply poor while Anderson faded after a very good start. He hit the target twice though - must be some sort of record for him!

I know we are spoiled, that the team's success has been so great in the past two seasons that these dire games come somewhat unexpected. But really I'm struggling to find any positive in these last two games, apart from the performance of Jonny Evans who once again proved we can rely on him. But otherwise...

At least we are through, we'll probably win the group and certainly kept our unbeaten record intact - it's now 18 Champions League games, only two behind Ajax's record of 20. There's plenty of room for improvement, we have great players and there's everything to play for still.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday November 25 2008
Time: 10:40PM

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but the most importasnt thing is united are through 2 the next round and they created more chances then villarreal did, united should and will win against aalborg 2 finish top of their group and avoid the big teams for example real madrid, barcelona, inter milan.
matth01
26/11/2008 11:10:00
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matth01
26/11/2008 11:10:00
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boring on the pitch, boring on the bench, boring in management, boring even on the vital manure forum. tell us something we didn't know already. oh, and post your tepid retorts on vital chelsea. that's where the action never stops. it's boring passing thru this one-horse town.
johnny come lately
26/11/2008 14:16:00
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United are struggling by their standards but the fact we are not clicking yet just about keeping up, is positive, as long as we hit form soon (and not when it's too late)
Man utd champions
27/11/2008 16:36:00
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Ronaldo and Evans played very well to be fair.
Paulinho
28/11/2008 16:58:00
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