Saturday, 24 February 2007


Ronaldo produced a bit of individual magic today to basically get Manchester United out of jail. He picked up the ball in his own half, before running past two Fulham players, cutting inside the box, and firing his shot into the bottom right hand corner. On his day Ronaldo is the most destructive player in the Premiership, arguably even in the World.

Fulham must be ruing the missed chances, particularly in the second half, when in all fairness they should have killed off the game. And how they were made to pay in the 88th minute, thanks to Ronaldo's magic.

Fulham were much the better team for much of the game. They deservedly took the lead through McBride in the first half, following some awful defending by Vidic and Van Der Saar. United never looked at the races, but like all great teams they managed to turn it around without ever threatening to play the kind of football that we have come accustomed to. Giggs hit a volley just before half time to pull United level.

In the 2nd half Van Der Saar denied his former employers un several occasions, and probably deserved as many laurels as Ronaldo for this victory. It was certainly a lacklustre performance from United, but we should not take anything away from Fulham, as they were excellent, and did not let United settle into any kind of rythm.

You don't always get what you deserve in football, Fulham deserved more from this game. However, thats why Footballs a funny old game.

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