Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

United Have A Score To Settle

United Have A Score To Settle

In 1997, Porto's stake was as high as it gets: they came through the Champions League group stages undefeated and were packed with quality Brazilian players. They were expected to provide a stern test for United in the quarter-finals but instead the Reds blew them away, winning the first leg 4-0 with a majestic performance at Old Trafford.

Something similar wouldn't go amiss tonight as we have less glorious reasons to remember Porto, our opponents in the Champions League quarter-finals this season: they knocked us out in 2004 en route to winning the competition. And nobody in the United camp forgot it.

'There's always a score to settle,' Fergie said.

'It's just a reminder of how fragile the game of football can be. We had a goal wrongly chopped off in the first half, we weren't pleased with the performance of the referee in the game and they scored in injury time in a game in which we dominated, and we were bitterly disappointed with that.'

However, he warned us not to underestimate Porto: he demands a 'full-throttle' performance from his players. It would be high time indeed that United played with a tempo seen in the last 10 minutes against Villa from the very first whistle.



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




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

Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday April 7 2009
Time: 10:36AM

Comments

0
Sort it out United. You were absolutely outplayed and it's not good enough. If, as I hope, Chelsea make it to the final, I've no wish for the tie to be against Porto (who look to have enough to see off Arsenal the way they're playing). It's going to be pretty tough now - and you're kidding yourselves if you think otherwise - but I would like to think you'll do it because if Chelsea go to the final, I want it to be against United. You've got to beat the best to be the best in my opinion...
The_Legend_Of_Zola
07/04/2009 22:46:00
0
Sort it out United. You were absolutely outplayed and it's not good enough. If, as I hope, Chelsea make it to the final, I've no wish for the tie to be against Porto (who look to have enough to see off Arsenal the way they're playing). It's going to be pretty tough now - and you're kidding yourselves if you think otherwise - but I would like to think you'll do it because if Chelsea go to the final, I want it to be against United. You've got to beat the best to be the best in my opinion...
The_Legend_Of_Zola
07/04/2009 22:46:00
0
Now I'm a big fan of michael carrick but I feel its time to give him some rest and we either play anderson or giggs like we played at inter with fletcher as a defensive midfielder and whoever plays behind ronaldo [evra or O'shea] has to be very careful that they don't over attack because this guy can lose the ball any time and he won't chase back.
abmtd
08/04/2009 09:12:00
0
Now I'm a big fan of michael carrick but I feel its time to give him some rest and we either play anderson or giggs like we played at inter with fletcher as a defensive midfielder and whoever plays behind ronaldo [evra or O'shea] has to be very careful that they don't over attack because this guy can lose the ball any time and he won't chase back.
abmtd
08/04/2009 09:12:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Is Schneiderlin Surplus to Requirements?

Last summer the French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin arrived at Old Trafford.

Giggs Future to be Decided This Week

Previously we`ve mentioned that the Old Trafford career of Ryan Giggs could be coming to an end.

Fletcher to go on Pre-Season Tour with United

A real chance to impress!

United Almost There But Not Quite!

Two deals almost done but not quite.

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 Ibrahimovic24%
Robert Lewandowski68%
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