The inconsistency of this year's Manchester United squad is just plain bizarre. In one week they're flattened by Stevie G. Penalties, the same week they pull their big, fat, overpaid arses out of the fire and smash Olympiakos in the CL to advance to the QF.
That just shows how bad Man Utd must have been in the first leg to lose 2-0 to a team of that 'quality'. Still, it now means they are the weakest team left in the competition
I agree! However, if they had been bounced out of the competition, this thread would have jumped from the depths of this dying board and remained right at the top for days. Guess we'll have to wait until the next fixture for that to happen.
IIRC, Chelsea were a pretty weak team in this competition a couple of years ago and that turned out well, not that I'm predicting a United CL win this time around (Ha!!!).
Not forgetting the Liverpool team in 2005, who certainly weren't the greatest ever..
As for beating OLY, I wouldn't get too carried away by the 'hype'..
...a 3-0 home win over a side that lost to Anderlecht by the same scoreline in the group stages, have won just seven of 50 away games in the Champions League, have lost 12 of 12 games in England and are ranked 26th in Europe by UEFA (just below Rubin Kazan).
They did well to overturn the 2 goals, considering how shit they are these days, but I don't fancy their chances against the teams that are left now. I reckon the other teams will relish drawing Man U in the next round. Aye, they could do a Liverpool '05 and swagger to the final, but I somehow doubt it. We had a decent tactician like Benitez to guide us, they have Davey Moyes
Wow Jim, some real Liverpool baiting there! I guess the Manc in U is really coming through !!!
Not at all! It's just that you boys are so predictable in your United bashing that at least a little balance is needed around here. You'll find no bigger Steven Gerard supporter named "Jim Phelps" on this board.
Besides, I had to cut the "baiting" short; dan the man just posted some more composer birthdays.