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The Holders Are Out

Sir Alex Ferguson fielded a team looking very-strong, with ten full internationals on the pitch, including Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Yet it seems our in-form youngsters simply cannot live without the backing of Scholes, Carrick, Vidic, Ferdinand. In the first half, Southend played at a really high tempo and United struggled to find their pace and rhytm. We had some half-chances but Southend looked more convincing.

The home side took the lead just before the half-hour mark, with a brilliantly executed 25-yard free-kick by Freddie Eastwood. United could have equalised instantly but David Jones' powerful drive came off the post.

It was predictably one-way traffic after the interval but United never really managed to hit the form that demoralised so many teams this season. Rooney and Ronaldo were lively but David Jones and Darren Fletcher were simply not up to the task today. Having said that, I must admit that the Shimpers' keeper was in magnificent form, he denied only Ronaldo three times.

Before the final whistle, United bombarded Southend's penalty area but they held on resolutely to produce a shocking but well-deserved victory.

United: Kuszczak - Brown, O'Shea (Lee), Silvestre, Heinze - Ronaldo, Fletcher, Jones (Shawcross), Richardson - Rooney, Smith (Evra)

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 7 2006

Time: 10:16PM

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wow.. bad night for you guys but a good night for the underdogs.. footballs a great game at times and levels everything out......
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07/11/2006 22:23:00

Flahavan had a FANTASTIC night. This isn't what Rovers would have wanted ahead of our meeting with United on Saturday, gulp!
Hughes Da Man
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07/11/2006 22:28:00

Rooney. Ronaldo. Yeah. REAL talented lot that lose to the mighty Southend FC. Sick of all the stupid hype.
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08/11/2006 00:41:00

After the impressive win against Pompey at the weekend I really am surprised at this very very embarrassing defeat but it is a cup match and anything can happen and usually does, still you can concentrate on the league a bit more now, just keep Chelski off the top and we will all be happy!!
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08/11/2006 05:17:00

Manchester United 5-0 Blackburn Rovers
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08/11/2006 10:35:00

so I guess wayne and colleeen will not be going back there for their summer vacation now........
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08/11/2006 11:38:00

disgusting it only ges to show people like brown fletcher and oshea aint good enough if vidic ferdinand scholes and carrick was there a whole different story
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08/11/2006 11:53:00


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