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  • Sean N Sean N May 28, 2009 08:18 Flag

    Am I unhappy

    Well yes because we lost, but we were outplayed by Barcelona for much of the match due to a number of reasons.

    1) We were a little bit to complacent and underestimated Barcelona before the game started.

    2) Ronaldo may be potentially the best player in the world, but tonight he was not the best player and was largely marginalised by a well organised Barcelona team.

    3) We might have won if luck had been on our side in the opening period, but Barcelona deserved to win as United let them dictate the pace for much of the match.

    4) United's strike force is just too top heavy at the moment. We have two strikers worth £30 million who were only used as substitutes in the second half when we were a goal down. We played Ronaldo as a central striker when he his better as an attacking winger, and we played Rooney as a winger when his natural postion is a centre forward.

    5) Our midfield is good enough for the EPL, but it is deficient in comparison to the best in Europe. Fletcher might have made a difference against Barcelona, but not that much of a difference. Giggs and Scholes have their uses but Barcelona did a number on us and we miss Hargreaves as a defensive midfielder against top class oposition.

    6) VDS has been the best goalkeeper we have had since Peter Schmeical, but he is nearly 40. Rio Ferdinand may have been declared fit for the game but he was obviously not quite sharp enough for a team as good as Barcelona, while Evra needs to work on his pace over the next season.

    Overall we need to strengthen our midfield if we are to win the CPL next season, as we are too lightweight to compete against the very best on Europe.

    The good points about this result is that Ronaldo and Rooney etc will be pissed and out to make amends next season. Champions or the calibre of Rooney and Ronaldo don't like to be dethroned and they will be hungry next year.

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    • Ignore vito ...he's a d*ck....this is a forum to talk about our team,good or bad...so he can f*ck off..................................now benetiz (uck)he's made the dippers hard to beat,unlike United,we do lose matches,without a fight,so need to strengthen our midfield ,and our brittle defence....did rooney play...

    • Ignore vito ...he's a d*ck....this is a forum to talk about our team,good or bad...so he can f*ck off..................................now benetiz (uck)he's made the dippers hard to beat,unlike United,we do lose matches,without a fight,so need to strengthen our midfield ,and our brittle defence....did rooney play...

    • Sorry Ryan, you obviously have NO IDEA what you are talking about. I will attempt to address your points as objectively as I can:

      1) LOL, this point is just pure BS friend. Sorry.

      2) Ronaldo is NOT the best player in the world, he WAS the best player in the world last year. We will know who the best is in a fe months time, and I'm sure it will be far from a "Messi" business.

      3) No one let's the other team dictate the pace. Barca, namely Iniesta and Xavi dictated the pace because they are THAT good.

      4) Do you think you are a better manager than Sir Alex? He knows what he is doing and if that is the team he sent out, then that means that was the best lineup you could possibly have produced.

      5) This is the only one you got right. The BEST midfields in the world are Spain, followed by Barca, then Chelsea, and when Gattuso is fit again, Italy.

      6) Rio was fine, it was Vidic that had a nightmare. Eto'o had him in his pocket all night and made him look like a proper CHUMP with that 1st goal.

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      • Sorry Ryan you obviously have No IDEA what you are talking about i will attempt to adress your points..(and wipe his b*ck side while i'm there.).........well i agree with him...you sound like a real pompus...d*ck....so he cant have his vaild opinion..

      • Sorry Vito, but I am just commenting about the game that I saw tonight.

        1) No, United were slight favourites before the match and I think the hype of it all made the United players a little bit too complacent.

        2) I said Ronaldo was potentially the best player, not the best player, and Barcelona did a good job in containing him after the opening few minutes.

        3) Did I not imply that Barcelona's midfield was better than United's, and from what I saw it largely dictated the match.

        4) The lineup is a lot different to the tactics. Tevez and Berbatov are both strikers but are completly diffrent type of players.

        5) Gee thanks!

        6) Funny but I thought Rio was more culpable in both goals.