Besiktas 0 - 1 United

Neville Evans Vidic Evra
Valencia(Park) Carrick(Berbatov) Anderson Scholes Nani
Rooney(Owen)A win on Turkish soil is never easy so I'm quite happy with today's result. United's only goal was headed in by Scholes, probably the shortest player on the field. Although the Turks rarely threatened Foster's goal they managed to contain United and that's what made this match a difficult one for United.

The game wasn't really fun to watch mainly due to the fact that both sets of players defended well and our attacking threat was poor because Rooney was too isolated up front. We looked much more adventurous when Berbatov and Owen entered the field of play. This is a vivid reason why Fergie must play with a 4-4-2 formation rather than 4-5-1, we looked much better with two attackers rather than Rooney isolated up front and running his socks off to no avail.

My man of the match was Patrice Evra who was everywhere on the field. He attacked and defended superbly. On the other hand I am really disappointed with Valencia who was very poor today. He rarely passed past the Besiktas full back and when he did, his final pass was poor. Valencia needs to improve drastically.

I'm also pleased with Berbatov's performance today. He held the ball superbly while Owen worked hard and even started the move that ended with Scholes scoring the winner.

There's no need telling you who United will face this weekend. My view? I really don't know what to expect. But with Adebayor, clearly City's best player so far, Tevez and Robinho not taking any part in the match, I think United might just edge it.


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