Well it was the Champions League final on Wednesday between United and Barcelona. I am sure you have heard the result by now. United lost 2-0 and were completely outplayed.
It was one of the worst performances of the season and a real shame that the players just didnt turn up. Barcelona were excellent and were on top for most of the game. It was only the first 10 minutes when United played really well and could have gone ahead if it wasnt for some good defending from Pique. Once Barce scored after there first attack, it was all Barce.
It was the midfield which really won it for Barce. Iniesta was excellent. Xavi was really good too. It was a midfield which was miles better than United’s of Carrick (gave ball away), Giggs (poor) and Anderson (so bad he was subbed at half time).
Up front we played Rooney, Ronaldo and Park. Park had a poor game – he just couldnt get into the game. Rooney had one of his worse games this season. Ronaldo did alright – United’s best player of the night but that was not hard!
United really had a chance to really go for Barce with 3 out of 4 main defenders missing. There oldest defender Puyol was at right back! There were some moments in the game with Puyol v Ronaldo are some over-dramatic play acting from Puyol – properly trying to frustrate Ronaldo and try and get him sent off!
United’s midfield missed Fletcher – we needed someone with some bite to stop Iniesta and Xavi getting all the possession. Next season we should have Hargreaves back so will have 2 options for that sort of player – hopefully he can stay fit!
The only other half decent performance was VDS who made some good saves – although saying that he shouldnt be beaten at his near post!
Later on in the 2nd half, Scholes, then Tevez and finally Berbatov came on. They didnt really make any impact. The only one was really Scholes and that was only because he tried to break someones legs. A typical Scholes “tackle”. You would think he would learn!! Tevez ran around a lot and Berbatov had a good chance with a free header but headed well over.
It will be interesting to see what happens this summer with transfers. Looks like Tevez will go. I think its the end for Scholes. Giggs will get one more season but will play even less than this season. Who knows about Ronaldo! The stupid saga never ends. Hes apparently told friends he will be leaving and of course he critizied Fergie on tactics
Bottom line is that United didnt deserve to win. Barce were so much better. I was really disappointed but not totally gutted. If we played well and narrowly won than would have been gutted. Its just a real shame on the biggest game of season, the players didnt perform and their heads dropped after that first goal.
Still we on league, carling cup and that world club cup thing.
We will do better next year!!