Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

United's Is The Only Tie With Two Champions

United's Is The Only Tie With Two Champions

Perhaps it would be better to simply call it European Cup. 'Cause, as we all know, the Champions League is much more than simply a competition of champions.

In the quarter-finals, the only tie with two champions is possibly the most lopsided one: Manchester United v Porto. Each and every one of the three other ties are more balanced and unpredictable than this one where the holders are clear favourites to advance.

There is only one title holder still alive: Bayern Munich who are up against second favourites Barcelona. Odds suggest that after the elimination of the Spanish, Italian and French champions, it's time for the fall of the Portuguese and the German holders, leaving the competition in the hands of three clubs who were also-rans in their league and of course Manchester United.

Is it a problem? Not really, for me. In the group stage we faced the Scottish and Danish champions and we defeated the Italian champions in the last 16. In the last 8 it's another champion for United so right now it's really a 'Champions League' for us. But I wouldn't lament the fact that we'll face either a runner-up or a third placed team in the semis if we get through.



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Footb




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

Writer:Zae
Date:Friday March 20 2009
Time: 2:24PM

Comments

0
There is only one title holder still alive!!! Zae so far I know Barca won UCL too
Saimon_blues
20/03/2009 19:04:00
0
There is only one title holder still alive!!! Zae so far I know Barca won UCL too
Saimon_blues
20/03/2009 19:04:00
0
Interesting to note that United got the easy tie of the round again. Conspiracy theorist? Moi?
fifthcolumnblue
22/03/2009 08:00:00
0
Interesting to note that United got the easy tie of the round again. Conspiracy theorist? Moi?
fifthcolumnblue
22/03/2009 08:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Where Next for James Wilson?

Last season, eyebrows were raised when Louis van Gaal decided to loan our young striker James Wilson to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Financial Jiggery-Pokery!

But all above board!

United Pogba Deal is ON!

But will it be sealed?

Youngster Turns Down New United Deal

As he contemplates his next move.

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)

Who would you prefer United to sign?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Zlatan Ibrahimovic23%
Robert Lewandowski69%
Neither8%
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.dobechukwu1
2.expertdocs1
3.Cathal P Forde1