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'May The Spirit Of Turin Help United!'

Champions League tie, first leg: a barely-deserved home draw with a tired-looking team in the middle of a fixture congestion. It's Porto I'm talking about but there's another, famous duel that can be described thus: Juventus 1999.

Back then United were chasing the Treble, as they are doing now (the fact that we already have two trophies to our name this season is irrelevant in this matter) but were outplayed at Old Trafford by Juventus and even though got a grip on the game in the second half, we could only salvage a 1-1 draw.

Not many gave us a chance at the Stadio delle Alpi and being 2-0 down after a mere 13 minutes made it an even more uphill task. However, United simply annihilated Juventus after that, Roy Keane turning in a majestic performance. Something similar wouldn't go amiss tonight.

'Juventus is the game that springs to mind,' Sir Alex said.

'We drew at home and then had to win away, which we did. There are plenty of performances we'd like to replicate - it's not as if we're short of them.

'The players have to go out there and play to the standard expected of Manchester United.

'All of the players have to be up for it on this occasion, it's not just about individuals. The players are going to have to step up to the plate.'


So be it!




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 15 2009

Time: 1:15PM

Your Comments

Rooney to do the same as Keane? I hope so.
Man utd champions
Rooney to do the same as Keane? I hope so.
Man utd champions
what a strike by ronaldo!I can't even describe it in words but what impressed me the most was that there was a will from ronaldo to fight for the team,especially during the deep end of the game when we required the players to track back,there I could see a will from his side so keep it up.
abmtd
what a strike by ronaldo!I can't even describe it in words but what impressed me the most was that there was a will from ronaldo to fight for the team,especially during the deep end of the game when we required the players to track back,there I could see a will from his side so keep it up.
abmtd
 

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