If you watched the game on Tuesday night, you would have noticed different tactics from United. After a few crosses United realised that Neuer was going to claim every one of them, they resorted to playing balls along the floor, The first goal was through the middle, a pass from Rooney to Giggs. The second goal was just a simple pass inside the box. United will hammer the box with passes, but they also learn what will work and what doesn't. Tuesday night there was very little crossing into the box. Against a keeper like Neuer it just was not going to work. And how many times did United go 1 on 1 with Neuer? You don't get that with crosses. You get that with carefully weighted through balls.