Now, where do I start? What should have been a memorable night for the fantastic football on show, two European giants at the top of their game, will be ultimately remembered for a flick of the boot and a flash of red.
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Nani and Javier Hernandez both scored as Manchester United defeated Premier League strugglers Reading 2-1 in the FA Cup 5th Round at Old Trafford. Jobi McAnuff got a late consolation for Reading, but United held on.
Matches between Real Madrid and Manchester United rarely disappoint and the game yesterday was no exception.
A brilliant game with 90 minutes filled with pulsating action enthralled a worldwide crowd of over 200 million viewers. Let us here look at the tie and its implications from a United viewpoint:
What a fantastic result for Manchester United. To grab a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid should set the team up nicely for the return leg back at Old Trafford. It was a fair score-line although both sides will regret not grabbing a second.
It was meant to be a straightforward affair – defeat Fulham for the second weekend in a row to go 10 points clear at the top of the table.
But Manchester United’s match alongside the River Thames proved far from easy, and it took a late Wayne Rooney goal to take the 3 points.
The game between Manchester United and Southampton was really contrary to popular perception.
Many, including yours truly, were of the view that an easy 3-0 win or more would be the final outcome. It was so not the case! Here are the five talking points from the game:
Do not adjust your set when you watch the game this week. It's not that the picture has frozen or that the slow motion switch was pressed when you say on the remote- it’s Dimitar Berbatov.
Mr Slow returns to Old Trafford to demonstrate his languid class as part of a rebuilt Fulham team that has taken a huge step backwards since they became a feeder club for Spurs.
Clint Dempsey scored his second goal of the season against Manchester United, just as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side were so close from going seven points clear at the top. In the end after pressure the defence couldn’t quite hold out and as a result United drew with Tottenham.
He’s made over 400 appearances for the club in his 10 seasons at Manchester United, winning 13 major trophies to date, but is Rio Ferdinand’s career at Old Trafford coming to an end?
The back-line is one of the most important parts of any football team. Along with their goalkeeper, a defense’s job is to defend the goal and stop the opposition scoring.
This season incredibly Manchester United have not been defending well. You could say that thet have one of the worst defensive-units in their most recent history.
The draw for the knockout stages of the Champions League are out! Manchester United have drawn Spanish giants Real Madrid.
This is THE tie of the round. On one hand we have Real who are desperate to land the fabled `La Decima` and on the other we have United whose manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants a third UCL title badly.