Manchester United are in the final of the Champions League!
The masked man
Bloody hell, Manchester United were good last night, weren’t they? Admittedly Schalke offered the sum total of eff all, but most of the credit should go to Sir Alex Ferguson and his band of ‘average’ players.
Michael Carrick was absolutely brilliant, Ryan Giggs was super and scored a very nice goal, while Wayne Rooney looks like he enjoys football again and was tip-top.
According to the always brilliant OptaJoe on Twitter, United have never lost a European home game by more than one goal. So, game over?
Fergie was understandably very chuffed with the performance and the result, saying:
“Overall I was delighted. It was a top performance. We have had some fantastic performances in Europe during my time.
“Juventus in 1999 obviously will always be high on the list but this certainly ranks as one of the best.”
From The Spoiler’s perspective, United were assured and it was totally good to watch a team go about things in such a clinical manner. Very nice it was.
The only downside is that Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer already looks certain to be heading to Bayern Munich – he was hugely impressive last night and helped put a dent in that statistic about Javier Hernandez scoring with every shot he’s had since he was nine or something.
So, what did you make of it all? Looking forward to the final? Were United that good? Were Schalke that bad? Let us know what you think with a comment below…