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Highlights: Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea (English Premier League - 26/08/13)

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Nes_Daze3379d ago (Edited 3379d ago )

Boring match... you can tell both teams were okay with a draw.

ProjectVulcan3379d ago (Edited 3379d ago )

Well Chelsea were the ones that turned up and played without a recognised out and out striker for most of the match!

When Mourinho came back I said to expect the exact same tactics he employed all those years ago, play negative and defensive, hope to nick a goal from a big man up front and then hold on for the win. They managed it before because Drogba was so good but he has no front man as good as that now at the club.

The fact Mata was sat there on the bench twiddling his thumbs, the most creative and talented guy in the entire Chelsea squad spoke volumes to me.

Leaving Mata out against United was a big statement. He'll probably sell him if it means getting a top class striker he can play on his own up front. Clearly it seems the Rooney thing is a total no go, as if it ever was in the first place.

asmith23063378d ago

Wow, what a rant! At the end of the day a draw for Chelsea at Old Trafford is a better result than a draw for Utd at Old Trafford. Match was boring as hell, from both sides perspectives. Both defenses being on form didn't help I suppose.

ProjectVulcan3378d ago (Edited 3378d ago )

Its not a rant, its a reflection on the truth of the matter. Not sure where you determined it was a rant instead of an informed comment.

United would take a draw, same as Chelsea, Chelsea however came setup for the draw whereas United certainly setup to try and at least get a goal.

United actually lost this fixture last season, if your memory goes back that far. Chelsea might have been able to get more if they wanted to but they never did. Mourinho up to his usual tactics to be honest as I said.

Moyes would be perfectly happy with not losing his first home game, against a title rival no less with a positive record and the Rooney show overshadowing the game. Otherwise United would be 6 points behind before the season even got running.

The draw hurts nobody at this stage and Moyes will be pleased enough with the result home or not. If anything the away game to Liverpool at the weekend will be more important to winning over fans.

It does give us hints of 'Boring boring Chelsea' as the media dubbed them under Mourinho again though. Mata left out FFS!

jak3y13oy3379d ago

Agreed ^^

Rooney played really well though tonight! Very impressed!

But was he impressing Moyes or Mourinho!? :O

goku323593379d ago

Well I think this puts an end to Chelsea's race for Rooney. He played great, seemed content, and most importantly the fans loved him. I don't see why he would want to leave now.

Anyways, pretty boring game to be honest. I expected more from this game.

sokrates3379d ago

Penalty! Mourinho is back with His defence:) no striker in the squad tonight.

imtiyaz63379d ago (Edited 3379d ago )

Chelsea really lacked Mata's creative touch. The game was awful btw. I wonder what Mourinho's got planned for Mata

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