United 0 - 0 Rangers

Brown Smalling Rio Fabio(Evans)
Valencia(Giggs) Fletcher Gibson Park(Owen)
Chicharito Rooney

So Fergie decided to make 10 changes from last Saturday's game vs Everton. Fletcher was the sole survivor of last week's starting XI. United were rarely threatened at the back, however the rare Rangers attacks were dealt with brilliantly by the back four. Smalling had a very good game and he actually passed the ball instead of shooting it skywards everytime. Park and Rooney were, imo, poor. Rooney gave the ball away too cheaply for my liking. Meanwhile, at the heart of our midfield, Gibson had a really good game. He was our only player who looked like scoring, his shot is terrifying and quite accurate as well. I like Gibbo.

Anyway this was a frustrating match. Rangers parked a bus infront of their goal, they defended with 8 players and tried to play the counter attacking game. To add insult to injury, when we were getting a grip on the game, Valencia broke his foot and will probably miss most of the season. I'm resigned to losing Antonio for the rest of the season and I really feel gutted for the lad. I wish him a speedy recovery.

We couldn't break down a stubborn Rangers defence and I guess we really missed Scholes's passes today. He was rested ahead of the crunch game vs Liverpool as was Berbatov who could have opened the Scotmen's defence with his crisp passing. Anyway, because of Smith's anti-football tactics we lost 3 precious points at the theatre of dreams. Roll on next Sunday and I hope we end this bleak run. C'mon United!


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