Top five conclusions: Manchester United 1-2 Real Madrid

Posted by - March 6, 2013 - Champions League, Conclusions, Lists, Manchester United

1. Accidentally kicking an opponent with your eyes firmly on the ball is a straight red card. This could be the end of the overhead kick as we know it.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo has perfected the ‘walking back from an offside position’ goal celebration.

3. Claiming that the better team lost, skulking off without celebrating, whispering words of support to Sir Alex Ferguson: Jose Mourinho couldn’t have made a bigger play for the Manchester United job if he’d pushed his CV under the boardroom door on the way out.

4. Perhaps referee Cuneyt Cakir has done Manchester United a favour. He does appear to have helped Old Trafford to find a volume level that’s been missing for the last decade or so.

5. It was quite funny to observe Manchester United fans trying to balance indignation at Nani’s red card with the fact that club legend Roy Keane supported the ref’s decision.

  • Alastair

    Roy Keane despite all his heroics in Turin and over 10 years started burning his bridges with the supporters with the prawn sandwich comments and has never looked back. He has fewer friends at OT than ever as he shreds his legend status day by day.

  • The Devil

    We all know where Keane comes from in Ireland and lets be honest that area is not blessed with many brain cells.

  • Andy

    And to think that Demba Ba had his nose smashed without even winning a penalty.

    The FIFA laws do not mention intent… AFAIK the current laws are: “a player who plays in a reckless manner shall be cautioned”, “a player who uses excessive force shall be sent off”. Nani was trying to control the ball and they collided with very little force. But raising your boot so high is certainly reckless. Yellow, not Red.