á Manchester United - No Goliath Slaying This Time
UK time is: 18:40:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

No Goliath Slaying This Time

MAN UTD: Howard, Bardsley, Pique, Brown (Neville 62), Silvestre, Solskjaer, Fletcher (Giggs 62), O'Shea (Ferdinand 62), Richardson, Rossi, Saha.

Subs Not Used: Van der Sar, van Nistelrooy.

They arrived in their thousands to follow the minnows from Staffordshire and had a good night, I'm sure. But that's the end of it, and I bet Sir Alex can sleep at night now.

No fairytale and no giant slayed, just one record for the anoraks - the largest visiting support Old Trafford has ever seen.

An incredible 11,000 fans came north from Staffordshire and how can we forget the cries of 'Ole' as their leg-weary heroes played keep-ball near the end? Classic.

But let's give credit to a Manchester United side who had to do a job on them, and they did it well without adding humiliation.

Two first-half goals from Louis Saha and Giuseppe Rossi ensured United were never likely to suffer more abuse from the nation's tabloids, and Kieran Richardson and Ryan Giggs both found the net after the interval before Rossi's second wrapped up victory and a fourth round trip to Wolves.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 19 2006

Time: 3:44PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Schweinsteiger Injury Concerns! (Friday October 9 2015)

United Interest in Mane Erupts Again (Friday October 9 2015)

Hodgson on not Risking Rooney (Thursday October 8 2015)

Still Awaiting International Clearance! (Thursday October 8 2015)

United Legends - Pat Crerand (Thursday October 8 2015)

United Will Not Do A Liverpool! (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Memphis on Recovery Days! (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Valdes Now Spoilt for Choice (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 8 6 0 2 +12 18
2. Arsenal 8 5 1 2 +6 16
3. Man Utd 8 5 1 2 +4 16
4. Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 +4 15
5. Leicester City 8 4 3 1 +2 15
6. West Ham 8 4 2 2 +6 14
7. Everton 8 3 4 1 +4 13

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Owners Felt A 'Connection' With Klopp
╗ Liverpool : 09/10/2015 18:00:00
Bennett Joins Bristol City
╗ Norwich : 09/10/2015 17:31:01
Blow for JosÚ, joy for Chelsea faithful
╗ Chelsea : 09/10/2015 17:00:01
Randolph Set to Play Against Poland
╗ West Ham : 09/10/2015 16:55:01
Garner Joins Pulis' Backroom
╗ WBA : 09/10/2015 16:45:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Arsenal?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 10%
Young 0%
Smalling 0%
Blind 0%
Darmian 0%
Carrick 0%
Schweinsteiger 8%
Mata 4%
Depay 4%
Rooney 2%
Martial 70%
Valencia 0%
Fellaini 0%
Wilson 2%