Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Man Utd Mullered
How refreshing. After the first fifteen minutes the Mancs weren't in the game. Don't get me wrong, as a Brit I started the game cheering them on, but by half time I had accepted the inevitable; Barcelona were much the better team.
It was interesting how rigid Ferguson and the Mancs were in their tactics. Why didn't Rooney and Ronaldo swap positions? Why was Rooney never once moved inside? Barcelona controlled the midfield and Giggs looked past his best. The alternative, Scholes, looked no better. Is this the first crack in the temple? Carrick sprayed a few good passes but he was the only creative hub in the Manc's midfield.
O'Shea? Ordinary and offered nothing going forward. Vidic? Not world class on this showing. Why were Messi and Iniesta allowed so much space in midfield? Is Fletcher THAT important now? Chelsea suffocated Barcelona; Ferguson's tactics gave them the freedom of the park!
Hubris is a killer. Ferguson and the Mancs were too cocky tonight and got their come uppence. Well done Barca! A team in Claret and Blue are Champions of Europe! One day...one day!
Posted by Hammersfan at 22:18