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  • jim w jim w Sep 15, 2011 08:57 Flag

    Benfica were good!

    Radical new thought, the opposition played well. Indeed they usually do on their own patch, won 14 of the last 16 European home ties, I seem to recall that included Barca.
    United played with a lot of guys ring-rusty. Carrick plays as ordered in away games in CL ie main job is to protect back 4, especially with such an inexperienced one ( again poorest of the 4 defensively was Evra).
    Good result given opposition and team sent out. United can't steamroll every opposition, every match, no-one can , not even the Catalonians the night before at home.
    Unfotunately this match , for long stretches was the usual CL group fare, marginally better than watching paint dry.

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