In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Well, it's quite a dark time to be a Manchester United fan but I'm still standing tall!!
This morning (3 a.m -5 a.m here in Malaysia), I live tweeted and watched the Manchester Derby. To be honest, the lads had it coming. Even within the first 7 minutes, United were getting pummelled.
The 1st half ended with a 0-0 draw but there were plenty of drama and chances for both teams. The 2nd half however was a very different story.......
Ryan Giggs' failed back-heel was interpreted by James Milner and he burst through and passed the ball outside the penalty box, Michael Carrick did his best to stop Samir Nasri from shooting. Nasri instead slid the ball to Milner who shot and scored after the ball took a slight deflection. The goal was on the 51st minute.
Their lead was short-lived however. After Yaya Toure's tripping of Rafael at the side of the penalty box, Robin Van Persie (RVP) took the free kick and his cross was received by Phil Jones, who played tremendously well. I think he deserves to be the man of the match despite of United's losing. His header hit the back of city's captain, Vincent Kompany and wound up at the back of the net on the 59th minute. According to the Premiere League, the goal gone down as a Vincent Kompany own goal and a Phil Jones' assist.
United was playing with what I thought one of their worst performances of the season. They were playing in a really-not-performing Danny Welback in midfield on the right hand side and a 39 year-old Ryan Giggs on the left. No disrespect to Giggs. He still has the moves but not the pace of his earlier years. The game now is too fast. Fergie (Sir Alex Ferguson) didn't use his first sub until they conceded the goal. As a result, they paid the price.
Sergio "Kun" Aguero scored a belter of a goal after going past 3-4 United players and rocketed the ball past David De Gea. The United keeper had no chance. He celebrated like he'd won the league. Bloody Argentinian.
We lost 2-1 at home but hey, there's always next season. We won it at the Etihad last year. Man United are now 12 points at the top and they need at least 3 wins and a draw to clinch the title. A feat that I think United are capable of doing.
United has 7 more games which are against Stoke City, West Ham United, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Chelsea, Swansea and West Bromwich Albion. In that order. I worry about the matches against Arsenal and Chelsea. But 3 wins and a draw? Yeah. I think United can manage 10 points.
See you guys on the flip side!!
P.S: I loved it when United fans sang this. Because it's true (I think only football fans get this):
"Keep singing 6-1,keep singing 6-1!
6 games in Europe, you couldn't win one!"