Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Time for United's leaders to stand up and be counted...

Tonight the reds take on AS Roma needing to win, with them being 2-1 down from last weeks first leg in Rome. A one nil victory would see United through, but we don't do things the easy way, and right now the Reds cannot keep clean sheets following the loss of Vidic and Neville. IF Roma score tonight it means United will need to score three to win, the worst thing that can happen is the Italians score first, because if that happens they will no doubt sit back.

Looking through tonight's likely starting eleven, it's hard to pick out who might set the example and lead from the front with no Neville, Vidic, and Scholes. It should be Giggs, but in truth the Welshman has let the Reds down time and time again at this stage of the Champions League, instead of setting an example, he's all too often gone into his shell and allowed himself to be marked out of the game too easily.

In midfield we no longer have a Roy Keane who can rally the troops, in the centre of the park it's likely to be Carrick and Flecther, or O'Shea.

So it will be once again down to Cristiano Ronaldo and Rooney to hopefully put the Reds into the semi-finals. One thing it wont be I suspect is boring. But like in many previous recent seasons, United will not get a better chance of winning the Champions League, we've been here many times before, and Reds fans will be hoping that they do not fail again on this biggest of stages.

1 comment:

  1. I think Manchester United should be kicked out the competition. The same thing happend with Feyenoord so Manu should get the same punishment. But Uefa are too scared to do anything because of the financial power of Manchester United. Politics rules football.


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