Writer: Site Staff
Date:Saturday April 11 2009
Tony Cascarino, pundit for the New Football Pools says Man Utd have a chance to progress in the Champions League but only a slim one!
'Manchester United have given themselves a slim chance of going through to the Champions League semi`s after a 2-2 home draw with Porto. The problem for United is that they are not protecting their back four enough at the moment from the centre of midfield. When Sir Alex`s side are at their best they defend from the front but at the moment whether it`s Paul Scholes or Michael Carrick in the centre, teams are running through them and straight at the defence.
Cristiano Ronaldo is getting away with murder at the moment in terms of his lack of work-rate. He is losing the ball and whereas he would have chased back in previous seasons, now he is just letting them go. United are renowned for working really hard all over the park whether in possession or not but Ronaldo is not doing it at the moment.
You have to give Porto credit as they started with a really aggressive formation and went for United. I personally didn`t think Porto would be as good as they were and now United face a really tough game in order to reach the semi`s. However, United have got so many good players that can score anywhere in the world so they won`t fear the trip to Portugal.
If United can keep it tight for 70 minutes then the home side may start to get a bit negative and that`s where the Red Devils individuals could come good with a bit of magic. This tie is not over by a long-shot.'
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Date:Saturday April 11 2009
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