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Title challenge rolls on as United relinquish lead

Posted by unitedfanatic on October 25, 2009

Nemanja VidicTo be truthful, I’m in a mixed state of emotions after the 2-0 defeat at Anfield.

First, a word on our performance. Rooney’s appearance really should have had more influence on the game, and his lack of match fitness was apparent. But that doesn’t mean he was to blame for the loss. Valencia and Van Der Sar put in a pretty good performance, but their efforts lie in vain. We failed to click as a team and the result seems deserved for the past couple of patchy performances.

Second, the reaction to Liverpool’s win. After ending their worst form in 22 years (yes, hear it again Mr. Jamie Carragher) they finally put it behind them to clinch all 3 points. But what amused me was their reaction to the win. It brings to mind the vast difference in the state of affairs at both the clubs. Liverpool move from 8th to 5th as United stepped down to 2nd from the summit. Sure they have every reason to be happy but it’s still not good enough just winning against us. Like Gary Neville said, I’d take the Liverpool loss if we go on to win the Title. Its remarkable how we manage to grind out results the way we do, and we need to take heart from that.

One loss. Just a blip. We need to regroup and go on another, even better, run like the one after the loss to Burnley in which we won 10 games and drew one to go top of the Premier League table and put one leg in the Champions League knock out stages.

Stamford Bridge, and the opportunity to leapfrog Chelsea to the top, beckon in a fortnight. So there should be more focus on building momentum for that fixture and keeping Evans fit, rather than debate Vidic’s antics for his 3rd consecutive sending off against Liverpool (horrendous, that!).

What’s that you say? Yes. Of Course United are capable of doing it!

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One Response to “Title challenge rolls on as United relinquish lead”

  1. aig alex is god said

    Gutted.we folded without a fight.Rio and Vidic are looking shaky.we have to tighten at the back and be more creative.noone links play between the midfield and attack.Anderson should have played.hope we bounce back and thrash blackburn

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