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Manchester United 0 Glasgow Rangers 0

United kicked off their Champions League group this evening with an enticing fixture against the Scottish champions Glasgow Rangers in a game that ended in a 0-0 draw.

After the debacle of the last few minutes at Goodison Park, Sir Alex chose to make 10 changes for the fixture, starting with the following line-up,

Team - Kuszczak, Brown, Ferdinand, Smalling, Fabio Da Silva, Valencia, Fletcher, Gibson, Park, Rooney, Hernandez.

Subs - Van der Sar, Owen, Anderson, Giggs, O'Shea, Jonathan Evans, Macheda.

Meaning that only Darren Fletcher remained from the Everton eleven and there were welcome returns to the starting eleven for Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney with Chris Smalling and Javier Hernandez making their Champions League debuts.

United started the first half well, camping in the Rangers half against a side that were determined to defend resolutely. Rangers threatened briefly when Davis curled in a free kick that Weir headed on only for Kuszczak to claim whilst, at the opposite end of the pitch Hernandez headed just wide after a decent cross from Fabio.

Rooney was the next to try his luck but his cross deflected off Weir when a shot might have been a better option and the chance was gone. United Continued to press Rangers back but a sheer weight of numbers continued to frustrate the home side.

Gibson then unleashed a shot from twenty-five yards that flew just wide as United continued to dominate but without getting on the score-sheet. The two banks of four employed by Walter Smith were doing the job. Fears were raised about Rooney lasting the ninety minutes when he appeared to turn his ankle and started limping badly.

Rooney looked able to soldier on but United were still not making any headway against a resolute United defence and with the half time whistle blown it was stalemate.

Half Time - Manchester United 0 Glasgow Rangers 0

United started the second half on the offensive with Gibson unleashing a shot that flew just wide. Rangers continued to defend with vigor a tactic that appeared to be working. Matters went from bad to worse when Valencia appeared to suffer a broken ankle and required oxygen before being carried away on a stretcher. Ryan Giggs was brought on to replace him.

The incident stunned the players who offered no thoughts that Broadfoot had committed a bad tackle but the acceptance that something unfortunate had happened.

Rangers despite being under pressure had a penalty claim turned down when Broadfoot tumbled under a challenge from Smalling. Sir Alex shuffled his pack bringing on Michael Owen for Ji-Sung Park, but still the deadlock couldn`t be broken.

Gibson tried his luck again but his shot flew over the bar. With six minutes of added time to play there was still hope that United could snatch a win from the fixture. Although possession was unequivocally United`s that vital chance just would not come their way and that was the way it stayed.

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 14 2010

Time: 9:40PM

Your Comments

Rangers LMAO
Blitz
Here's to hoping Le Arse and Chelsea both start with draws. Then we're all on a point. Live together, die together, eh? ;)
DubaiSpur
Sorry to hear about Valencia, sounds as though it could be a quite serious break (near a joint is always worse than mid-bone). Strange one, as there was nothing in the tackle that could have caused such a serious injury! On a less serious note, didn't think too much to your performance tonight - have already heard the frustrated reds on the 5Live phone in calling fergie a disgrace. Plus ca change eh?
fifthcolumnblue
RedNose was way too arrogant, and was lucky not to get his just desserts (a loss would have been fitting).
ZeeNut
I think you guys underestimated our blue brothers. Did you guys hear how they sang 'Chelsea' after you guys sang 'Rooney'?
ChelseaDC
Sorry to hear about valencia wishing him a quick recovery
anonymous
No doubt ManU-Pool is a big match, but to treat Rangers like Carling Cup opposition was taking it a bit far. No Berbatov/Nani even on the bench ? Come on !! Rangers should have taken full advantage, but they didn't.
ZeeNut
Hope that Valencia recovers fully from that horrible accident. Really, really sad that this happened. My best wishes to Antonio.
hardcore_spurs
what a master class in how to defend from rangers.good luck to them.
johnney handsome
oops - not what Fergie expected I'd imagine!
merlin
The team played was more than capable ZeeNut and in my opinion if anyone was lucky to not get there just desserts it was Rangers playing such a defensive game if we had scored they would've well and truly been ****ed. Frustrating game but Rangers defended incredibly well ... I just hope some of the lower league premier leauge teams weren't watching a tutorial of how to nick a point at Old Trafford. The Premier Leagu elost its best Right Winger last night. Guttening.
TheFamousNo7
 

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