Portsmouth 1 - 1 Man Utd

Line Up:
VDS
Wes Rio Vida Evra
Ronaldo Scholesy Carrick Nani
Giggs Tevez
Another 2 points dropped, while our main rivals Chelsea win yet again, thus putting us 4 points behind Chelsea already. Chelsea's slow start last year cost them the league. We've started slow, I just hope it won't cost us a league title.

United started slowly, yet managed to dictate much of the first half especially after Scholes's screamer. Tevez laid off the ball to Scholes who's thunderbolt went straight into the net, with James having no chance. After this goal, Man Utd attacked but couldn't get a second goal.


In the second half Portsmouth were much better, they attacked and were rewarded with a goal by Benjani after a superb build up. There were few chances after this goal, but James was in an inspirational form to keep Tevez and Nani from scoring. Pompey managed to keep strong and keep United at bay. In the dieing minutes, Muntari was sent off for Portsmouth, but United's man advantage only lasted for a few minutes when Ronaldo was also dismissed for head-butting, in a Zidanish fashion, Hughes. Although the actual incident wasn't caught on camera so no one actually saw it except the referee and the people present at Fratton Park.

My team has let me down again. We're not seeing the free flowing football played last year, the type of football we all love watching, and which won us the league. A draw is not a good result especially after drawing last weekend but a big UP after this match is the fact that Tevez managed to get 90 minutes under his belt, in which he played quite well although there is room for improvement, while an enormous DOWN is the fact that we will have to cope not only without Rooney, but without Ronaldo too in the next 3 matches.

In the end, if we look at the table we're lying in the middle of it, we didn't manage to leapfrog teams who only played once such as the Gunners and Liverpool. But if we look at the bright side of life, we won a point on a ground where we didn't manage to win nor draw last season, although I must say, the situation we're in is worrying me, especially with the Man City game looming large. They have won all points at stake, and it would take a much improved United side which is minus Rooney and Ronaldo to win the 3 points at the City of Manchester stadium. We'll just wait and see, we really need Saha and Solskjaer, Giggs playing as a second striker just isn't working for us.

But we will keep the red flay flying high, cause UNITED will never die, there are still 36 games remaining surely we'll manage to get something out of them.

Come On Your Reds!!

Over and Out.
N.B. My Player Ratings:
VDS - 6, Brown - 6, Ferdinand - 6, Vidic - 6, Evra - 7, Ronaldo - 6, Scholes - 7, Carrick - 7, Nani - 6, Giggs - 6, Tevez - 7. (SUBS O'Shea - 5, Eagles - 5)


Comments

karan said…
hope not...but i think its nearly over for united..!! champ league is da 1 wel hv to concentrate on..as for da derby at man city..v jus cant afford not to win..my line up wud b..
vds
wes rio vida evra
nani carrick oshea/hargreaves giggs
scholes
tevez..!
im pretty sure this is wat itl b..hopefully fergie has anderson on da bench..he cud b da catalyst..! hargreaves must play..v need him..specially wit europe cumin up..im gonna b bold n predict a 2 1 win for united..tevez to star..giggs to steal da headlines...go united..!! forever..!!
Jiahao said…
We always shoot ourselves in the feets.
Stevie Red said…
Karan, I don't really think it's over for god's sake there are 36 matches remaining, the other teams will lose points on the way, our team needs to gel and it will storm back into the premiership race. We must bear in mind that this year's opening games have been the hardest in the last few years...Reading a really good side and Portsmouth Away from home who always make our lifes hard and now vs Man City. Believe me if we win vs City then GAME ON, coz in the same weekend either chelsea or liverpool will lose or draw when they meet so points will be lost for sure...we must beleive. COme on u reds
Oliver said…
Hey there thanks for speaking your minds on this blog, thats why I built up this blog...to express my opinion about what's happenin at Man Utd and for you to discuss the situations with me. I think it's too early to write ourselfs out of the race Karan, somethin i have learned during the years of supporting Man Utd is that you should never give up, for example the 2003 league title came after a slow start and a great run in, the 1999 league title came after 2 opening games ending as a draw, oh well don't get me started on games we were losin and won in the last minutes of the game, this happened becoz of United's never say die attitude.
GG said…
good blog, oliboy, keep up the good work!!

he is a true manchester united fan!!

my formation against city wourld be:

VDS

pique, ferdinand brown evra

heargreaves scholes carrick giggs

Anderson

Tevez


Thanks GG (utd)
No. 7 Shirt said…
what worries me about united is that we are not sharp in front of goal. we are creating the chances, but not finishing them. City next week worries me, big time. I think we can pull it out, but it will not be easy.

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