Last Tuesday, Manchester United played one more game at a high level. At Old Trafford, they played 1:1 against European and World champions, Bayern Munich. The draw came as result of great team performance and high morale, after couple of successive league triumphs. Players were satisfied with the score and performance and they shared their thoughts on twitter.
Rio Ferdinand reminded us that he can still perform on high level – he and Vidic were excellent in the defense, they reminded on their games from couple of seasons ago, when they dominated in Premier League:
Another great European night under the lights at old Trafford…amazing support & atmosphere! Thank u!! Roll on Wednesday !!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) April 1, 2014
One more veteran was also outstanding last night – Carrick did great job in the midfield, although he had to fight against Bavarian midfielders and Fellaini, who made lot of mistakes during the game.
One player that is most optimistic ahead of the second leg in Germany is Phil Jones. He was great on the right back, much better in defensive tasks than his teammate Rafael:
Great effort from the lads tonight. Looking forward to the second leg. We have good chances to reach the semi-finals. pic.twitter.com/yBV48nsdqL
— Phil Jones (@PhilJones4) April 1, 2014
De Gea and Valencia were also great last night. The Spaniard didn’t have much work, he did concede a goal, but his overall performance was good. Valencia created lot of trouble to Alaba on the right wing, also set one chance for Welbeck , when his goal was dismissed by the referee. Both of them were very grateful to the fans for their support in this game:
Another special night at OT. Support was great boys played well now it’s all on next week. Gotta try n get to sleep first tho. #WideAwake
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) April 1, 2014
Great atmosphere in Old Trafford!!! Thanks again for your incredible support! You’re the best. Look forward to 2nd leg. #MUFC
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) April 1, 2014
Congratulations to all my team. And the fans for their support.We will fight until the end.
— Antonio Valencia (@7AntoV) April 1, 2014
In general, Manchester’s performance was really great. Perhaps, Moyes found the winning formula for his side and now it is clear he (along with the players) needed just momentum, some initial spark to start with good games. If Welbeck scored that goal, when he was 1-on-1 with Neuer, the game could have gone in another direction. However, they still managed to remain undefeated in this game and the encounter in Munich is their first final match of this season. Bayern will be without some of the key players in their squad (Schweinsteiger and Martinez are suspended for the next match) and that gives more hope to Red Devils players and fans.