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It’s Imperative We Get Something Out Of The Game

On Sunday, Manchester United travel to a ground where the home fans haven’t seen a league defeat in an incredible 84 matches. Whilst United like breaking other teams records, namely Arsenal‘s 49 game unbeaten run in 2004, and Chelsea‘s 40 game unbeaten run in 2005, the odds of geting a result at a place where our league record over the past 6 years reads LDLLLD, must be pretty slim.

Wes Brown has today said it’s vital we get something from the game, seemingly happy to take a draw if needsby.

“We are not contemplating them being nine points in front of us,” said Brown. “If it happens then it would be grit-your-teeth time for us. But we are not thinking about that. We just have to get our heads down and start winning. We know how strong Chelsea are at home. They have a great record there but it is imperative we get something out of the game.”

The last time we beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was back in the 2001-2002 season, winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Paul Scholes, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. We’re due a win, just like the dippers were against us, however our players will really have to click, for the first time so far this season, if we’re to get a result.

Would you be happy with a draw tomorrow?

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  1. Kevin says:

    Gotta agree, we at the very least need a draw. I think we have to score at least two goals and show we are improving in front of goal. Rooney has to improve his game if we are to leave with anything and Tevez needs to continue the good form he has shown so far. If we can bring Berba and Ronlado off the bench instead of the starting lineup it might give us a lift when they come on. That’s assuming we play well without them on the pitch. With all that said I think United can get the result tomorrow. We should a lot of improvement against Villarreal. The team look set to take another big step forward and get our season on track.

  2. Ali Zafar says:

    “The last time we beat Chelsea at Anfield…” I didn’t know that the dippers and the rent boys used to share!

  3. sugar says:

    lol nice spot ali
    I didn’t know they shared stadiums either..

  4. unitedgirl15 says:

    I’m hoping for a win but a draw would be fine.
    It’s really too early in the season to think if we lose this we’ve blown it.
    Football’s got lost of twists and turns in it, last season was a good example.

    Fingers crossed

  5. RedDevil says:

    I would not be happy with a draw. Why? Because Liverpool made me feel sick last weekend, Villareal got a draw from us at our place and lets face it- Chelski not losing a game at the Bridge for over 4 years is embarrasing and an absolute shocker for me. The last game we lost at Old Trafford was in February. Liverpools last loss at Anfield was against us in 2007 and Arsenal havent lost since April 2007 either. But Chelski being unbeaten at their own ground for over 4 years? Its impossible really, this is football, such things cannot stand! Someone has got to beat them sometime, why cant it be us? We are the record breakers anyway!

  6. PeeJay says:

    I’d hate for us to draw. I hope Fergie gets the formation right.

  7. shaun32tevez says:

    cant wait now. i aint gona enjoy it, ill probably feel sick throughout it but im gettin this sneaking feelin that well nick it 1-0, 2-1.

  8. wiuru says:

    Its not unknown for us (United) to make life hard for ourselves. This is the one were we dont need that. Its ours to win , just needs the players to dominate ,press & above all do not play for the draw .

  9. suhayl says:

    agree shawn32tevez….ive been sick all week..infact a week before the dippers…football hey…

    c’mon lads

  10. Tom F says:

    I wouldn’t be sad with a draw.

  11. nagraj says:

    I hope we don’t get embarassed; we’re playing like shite..

    Can we stop going all over the world and get proper preseasons for a change??

  12. Bob Koh says:

    I would hate it if we drew but should have won. Better to score an injury time goal to draw and thus take the ‘celebration’ out of the Chelsea team & fans. It will make for better headline news next day.

  13. Thereddevil17 says:

    I hate to admit but i think draw would be a good result….hope the teams gets all pumped up n plays well….fingers crossed…

  14. denton davey says:

    That was a GREAT GAME – rather reminiscent of last year’s CL final: UTD bossed the first half and then held on until the RentBoyz finally broke through.

    To me, the key turning-point didn’t happen: it occurred when Rooney was at the end of a long fast-break and he hit the side netting.

    Otherwise, lots of to-and-fro and hard-fought; giving UTD six or seven yellow cards was clearly ridiculous. But, overall, the game was (not) decided on the pitch – neither the referee nor the linesmen made crucial calls.

    Park, Hargreaves, and especially Fletcher were excellent in sticking to their tasks. Jonny Evans showed real poise; Rio showed great leadership; and Gary Neville is still a yard (or more) short of pace. Bring back Wesley.


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