“We try to manage Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, they need that extra day sometimes and three days after playing on gluey pitch at Old Trafford, it might have been a risk for us to play Vidic.” Sir Alex Ferguson
Before kick-off, they were pulling off their best Balotelli impressions and Nemanja doesn’t look particularly impressed by Ronaldo’s effort!
It was the right decision to leave Vidic out of the playing squad last night as Ferdinand and Evans more than vindicated their selection with stellar performances.
Ronaldo might have scored one but he struggled to influence the game fully last night, due in no small part to the fantastic defending of the team as a whole. When Real Madrid visit Old Trafford in March, Vidic may well be chosen if he is fit enough to play.
His brute strength always brings a new dimension to United’s game with his aerial dominance a key aspect of his game. Ronaldo might find it a little harder to score any towering headers if Vidic returns to the team at Old Trafford.