Bosnich the c*nt said just before the game that Fergie was not an astute tactician.Well that [email protected]
got his answer tonight.
Fergie brilliantly used the 4-5-1 to stifle Chelsea's midfield and also create loads of chances for us.The inclusion of Ole,Giggs and Ruud together gave the team plenty of attacking option while Butt and Scholes did a magnificent job in central midfield.
Chelsea had 80% possession for the first 15 minutes of the game but they couldnt do anything with the ball.United scored against the run of play when Scholes fired in a crisp shot from outside the area which deflected off Butt's butt(no pun intended:tongue: )and was in the back of the net before Cudicini had even time to react.United settled down after that and Ruud had a brilliant oppurtunity to make it 2-0 when he was set free by a Scholes pass,however Cudicini was up to the task and saved RVN's shot.Chelsea had just one good oppurtunity during the entire half when Lampard shot straight at Barthez from 20 yards out.The second goal couldnt have come at a more crucial time.With HT only a couple minutes away,a fantastic move involving Giggsy,Ole and Ruud led to our second.Sublime one-touches by Giggsy and Ole and a fine run by Ruud left the Chelsea defence exposed and Ruud calmly rounded Cudicini to make it 2-0.
In the second half,the Chelsea players looked flat and again they didnt cause much trouble.Lampard had another shot from outside the box which Barthez saved easily and that was the only threat from Chelsea.United's third came off a counter-attack.Giggs(who's sitting on 99 goals for United)could have taken a shot but instead he passed it to Ole and he rammed it into the open net,which now means both Ole and Giggs are now one away from scoring 100 goals for United.
A fantastic result and a brilliant performance.The players dealt with the dodgy pitch magnificently and special praise should be saved from Blanc who kept the dangerous Jimmy quiet all day,in fact I think Jimmy went to sleep during the second half.:tongue:
This sends out a strong message to our title rivals that United will not slip-up.Arsenal are already sweating about the game on 8th May and Liverpool will be cautious that there crappy style of play doesnt backfire.I just hope that both of them slip-up in the upcoming games so that we can go on to become the Champions for the fourth time in a row,beating Arsenal at Old Trafford.