Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Red Devils do it again!

ManUtd won 1-0 against Chelsea - after a horror of a week. Last year they broke Arsenal's unbeaten record, this year they did the same to Chelsea (ending their 40 games unbeaten record). More to come.

Where did this performance come from? Is this the same team that lost to Middlesbrough and Lille in the last week? What was different?

What I saw immediately was the effort and the desire, to win balls, to close and keep pressing, keeping it tight. Then the shape - ManUtd changed from their 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2 where everyone was familiar in their roles - O'Shea and Brown as left and right full backs - places they have played earlier, Smith was just smashing with Scholes a poor cousin - but both went up and down tirelessly, Fletch was on the right and Ronaldo was on the left (where he plays for Portugal) with Nistelrooy up front with Rooney just behind him. ManUtd's midfield played well and as such they were more effective. They did look a little hassled and disoriented in the second half but it was still a way better performance than the last couple of weeks. Ferdinand and Smith had been abused and criticised and they made up for it with a superb effort; Fletch answered Keano's comments with the only goal of the match. Even Keano stood up to applaud the same! I wish Keano fires them up even more if these are the results we would get as a result! Fergie was a pleased and a much relieved man after the game I'm sure! ManUtd sprung new hope in the premiership - the league champions might not be decided by Christmas after all!


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