They are in stoppage time at Old Trafford and it looks like ex-Chelsea Man Arjen Robben has spoken last in this one. 3-2 Manchester United which puts Munich through on away goal count.
Manchester United vs. Bayern Munich
Update: Rooney starts…
Update: Rumors that Rooney will start.
Rooney out of the starting line-up at least Wednesday for United and England, with the exception of the city of Manchester, collectively exhale and start playing Martin Tyler commercials again.
I could just envision the conspiracy theorist’s headline for Thursday’s paper : “Manchester United squeak through..England claim foul as American Glazer demands Rooney’s presence and the star hobbles off.”
Can’t you just see that happening.
That said, Man United are in very real danger of losing their way at home to the barreling squad from Bayern.
What are we looking for in this one?
• United have a viable problem in this one. Should Robben play, the Red Devils are going to want to focus their offense through the interior pitch to avoid the tandem or Robben and Ribery on the wings.
One problem, Paul Scholes as look beyond his age in the middle for the home team. Can you rely on Fletcher and Carrick to manipulate the ball up the pitch? Would be to far afield to see Sir Alex name a player like Darron Gibson to shoulder the load in the middle and play the role that Scholes can’t command right now?
Bordeaux vs. Lyon
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