Date: 15th September 2011 at 4:30pm
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After having made eight changes to the starting eleven that walloped Bolton Wanderers, on Saturday, the side lacked a little fluency last night in Lisbon.

Trailing 1-0, it was left to the old master, Ryan Giggs, to rescue a point for us. Now in his thirty-seventh year, Giggs produced a peach of a goal to cheer the travelling support, a goal that produced the following praise from Sir Alex Ferguson, who remarked,

“It was a great goal – terrific quality.”

But Sir Alex did have some reservations about the Welshman, commenting,

“I felt in the early part of the match he perhaps sat too deep in midfield, but when he got in behind them, in their central midfield area, he was a real threat to them. His goal was exactly that – he got his goal by getting in behind their midfield.”

Having drawn level, United looked far more comfortable and could have snatched a winner, with Sir Alex further adding,

“I think once we scored we played well. I thought our possession in the first half was too cautious but once Ryan scored, I thought we played much better. In the second half we had more opportunities.”

In hindsight, I`d settle for the point, how about you?

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