Under Par Display in First Half
United dreams for the 19th championship and fourth in the row were halted after the defeat by Chelski at The Theater of Dreams. The defeat might be the killer blow for United's dream records. Although there is still hope, United had to depend on other team in order to make sure they could lift the trophy again. This is so no United. They used to do all by themselves. To depend on others could consider as asking for lady luck for help. Although it would make the title race more interesting, this surely not the character of true champion. The devils know that. The best bet would come from Chelski matches against Tottenham and Liverpool. And for united there was no room for error.
It was very under par display in the first half. Very cautious approached adapted by United and seemed very happy to watch Chelski had the possession. No adventures move by the champion. United passes were awful. Incomplete sometimes strayed. That was the hallmark of United game in the first half. They came stronger in second half although trailing with Joe Cole’s goal. And all hope seem to fade when Drogba score the second controversial goal. But Macheda gave United lifeline when he scored. But it was too little too late. United left the field dejected.
The departure of Ronaldo and Tevez had finally showed the effect. With United depend too heavily on Rooney his absence made United attack powerless.