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The Fulham Disaster Was A Fluke

Predictably enough, we hear a lot about our December defeat at Craven Cottage when Fulham dismantled United with icy cruelty. But do not read too much into that result ahead of tomorrow's showdown with Fulham.

The reason, of course, is obvious: as impressive as Fulham's performance was, United's line-up was little more than a joke. We had De Laet, Carrick, and Fletcher ahead of Kuszczak as our three centre-backs, Valencia and Evra were deployed as wing-backs and we had a midfield three of Anderson, Gibson and Scholes.

Predictably, the front two were isolated, the defence was ridiculously poor and the midfielders kept giving the ball away. Thus the 3-0 result. I'm sorry but essentially, it was a fluke. Fulham might win at Old Trafford tomorrow though their usual poor away record makes that very unlikely but even if they pull it off, it won't be because of any psychological damage or any other thing bandied around in the press.

This time we'll have our best defenders available, we'll have a proper midfield and we'll be playing at home. This will be a totally different game and though that sounds obvious, there are many journalists who haven't grasped it yet.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 13 2010

Time: 9:27PM

Your Comments

Its easy to firget the depths we sunk to this season. I honestly believe that with one more injury to that lineup, Fergie might have considered lacing up his boots.
tuscan3000
for our sake I hope it wasn't a fluk ;)
Cechurself
fluke*
Cechurself
It wasn't a fluke, combination of injuries and poor tactics. But if Fergie gets carried away again and thinks they'll walk to a win, then it might repeat.
Seabourch
it will be tough - or may be a boring match as both teams have recently played in midweek against milan and juventus ........
adrogbafan
3-0 is a great result. Really professional performance from the lads. Nani's delivery was excellent today, Valencia was his usual realiable self, Berba was great again, Park came on and showed his recent form was no fluke and obviously rooney is just a goal machine.

Liverpool have to play twice (with the possibility of one game going to extra time) before next weekend so hopefully they'll be shattered by the time they play us. Chelsea will have to play away after their european game which is always tough and hopefully blackburn will give them a good game.
tuscan3000
We outclassed Fulham today, could easily have been another 3 or 4 put in, but saying that Zamora missed a sitter after a clanger by Vidic.....
niteworlok
And I forgot to add, it was Vidics challenge that did enough, so he made up I suppose lol
niteworlok
 

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