Fabio Rio Vidic Evra
Valencia Carrick Giggs Park(Scholes)
|Giggsy tearing the Germans apart|
This was United's best away performance this season. Schalke were totally outclassed today. Their team looked a far cry from the team which beat Inter a fortnight ago. If it wasn't for their excellent goalie Neuer, we would have beaten the Germans by a larger margin. Giggsy and Rooney scored the all important away goals. I guess it is safe to say that after today's game we have put one foot in the final.
From the first whistle up until the final one, our players barely put a foot wrong. The only regret I've got is that we were a tad too wasteful in front of goal. The tie should have been put to bed by half time but hey, United never do it the easy way! Our defence was rock solid and the midfielders bossed the game. Having 65% of the possession in an away game is no easy feat and that speaks heaps of United's performance today.
It was a perfect performance from all the players but I have to single out Michael Carrick who was immense today. His composure and passing was superb.
It is also important to point out that we haven't conceded a goal away from home during this year's CL campaign! Well done United!