|Nani's 30 yards strike was enough for United|
FT: Manchester United 1-0 Bursaspor
Manchester United failed to dominate the game against Bursaspor despite the early goal by Portugese winger - Nani. This was his fourth goal so far this season - Nani has certainly gone onto a flying start. He seems to be fitting in his Portugese counterpart - Cristiano Ronaldo's shoes quite nicely.
Manchester United sit comfortably at the top of Group C with 7 points followed by Glasgow Rangers "Gers" at the second spot with 5 points after drawing 1-1 with Valencia. Bursaspor are at 4th at the moment yet to register a win in Champions League this season.
Anderson was probably the best passer of the game and enjoyed his moment by giving an elegant pass to Federico Macheda who failed to find the back of the net. After scoring a goal in the 7th minute, Nani was kept silent by Bursaspor's defence. He got an opportunity to make it 2-0 but the shot ended up in the goalie's gloves lacking pace and direction which reminded me of Cristiano Ronaldo.
As the game reached in last quarter, here were growing fears if United would yet again concede late or not. But fortunately they hung on to their lead - thanks to Luis Nani!
Anderson was replaced by "Chicharito" Hernandez 20 minutes from Full Time whose first and the only touch was wide of the goal post. However, it was quite a nice set up by United captain - Nemenja Vidic, but one can argue that Hernandez was off-side ONLY had he found the net!
There were 5 extra minutes because of the stoppage caused due to a couple of injuries affected by Bursaspor players and a few substitions. Bursaspor were awarded a free-kick in the 95th minute and perhaps that's what Bursaspor were living for in this game. The goalie got the green light to come out of his penalty box and maybe have bust his shooting skills but it didn't quite happen for Bursaspor and United survived from conceding!
Join us before and after the away Stoke game on 24.10.2010 where we'll find out if United are able to register their first away victory of the season or not!
Nani's 7th minute goal video againsts Bursaspor 20-10-2010 (Auspicious date for Man United)