Unconvincing United secure Champions League 2nd Round Ticket

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It is beginning to feel like I am no longer interested in football. Maybe its due to the abysmal performance from my beloved Manchester United and yes I remember clearly, they are my primary concern when it comes to the beautiful round leather game. I was not going to write this post because like I stated earlier we have been abysmal but my friend Ash was having none of it and therefore bullied me into doing this.

I will make this very brief. Manchester United hosted Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, I would have love to say the Theatre of Dreams but dreams hardly come true there anymore. This was a game that would easily have been won with a fringe squad in the Sir Alex Ferguson days but no they decided to play out a goalless draw. I was not even bothered much, would not let their display ruin the already great day I was having.

There goes the chance of making it to the top 4 of the Premier League. For me how the top four come end of the season will pan out has taken shape already with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham sitting pretty in the league’s most sought after positions. As at time of putting up this post United sit uncomfortably in 7th place on the EPL log.

Image: Daily Mirror

I will digress to the Champions League tie the United lads played against Young Boys on Tuesday night. The Swiss based side had been beaten 3-0 by the Red Devils in the reverse fixture on their home turf so it was right for any Manchester United fan to boast of victory before kick off of the return leg, especially when you know the tie was holding at Old Trafford. It took the heroics of David De Gea and a 91st minute goal to ensure Man Utd left their home ground unscathed.

De Gea made a save he had no business making in the 70th minute to keep United in the game until Maroune Fellaini bagged the winner for the Red Devils in the first minute of injury time.The 1-0 win ensured United secured a 2nd round knock out spot along with present group H leaders Juventus. With a performance like that, I doubt my darling United would be getting a berth into the quarter finals. Time will tell.

Up next for my boys is a trip to Saint Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton and yes you guessed right I am not confident of a victory.

Thanks for your time guys. BLESS!!!

 

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