Sunday, March 11, 2007

United doing it the hard way, like they always do..

United took on Middlesbrough on Saturday evening in the FA cup in front of a full house at the Riverside, the travelling Red Army were quick to point out that the home support had only turned up to watch United. It was ever thus.

After starting the game brightly the Reds deservedly took the lead courtesy of a very precise finish by Rooney, who once again despite a superb goal, did not live up to his star billing, he looks slightly less than 100% match sharp at present. Whether he's been carrying a knock or he's simply jaded is hard to tell. Reds fans will be hoping Rooney and Ronaldo carry the team to glory in the coming weeks ahead, for that to happen, the England striker needs to sharpen up his act.

'Boro played their part in this game though forcing United's stand in keeper Tomasz Kuszczak to make some fine saves, but the home side equalised just before the break with a well taken goal through Cattermole after something of a mix up between Ferdinand and the keeper.

Then just after the interval the home side took the lead from a corner when Boateng was left unmarked to head home. Fergie would be have been livid.

However, Boateng brought United back into the game late one when he clearly handled the ball inside the box. Ronaldo scored from the spot kick to force a replay on March 19th.

Having already been taken to replay by Reading, we really did not need another game in the FA cup with our busy schedule. As ever the Reds are doing it the hard way.

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