A great moment was when the announcers were gushing over the "beautiful " passing and the "ole's"
from the Barca crowd.
Then right on cue, its, "Cleverly with the intercept....he has Owen in the clear....GOAL United!"
It was hilarious. Pre-season yes, but damn funny. What United lacked was speed in the midfield in the past 2 matches with Barca. With a Cleverly, Nani, Young and Valencia racing on the counter attack...Barcalona's impudent high line can be exploited.
While passing is nice, you will be picked apart with a speedy counter. And it seems Fergie has got his speed. (Although Sneijder would still be nice.....)
You can have your 66% of the possession. But 3 points is better. See what pretty passing has done for Arsenal.
Darrin Keaton - firstname.lastname@example.org