GLORY! GLORY! GLORY! MANCHESTER UNITED!!!!
MU Boss Says :Sir Alex Ferguson believes that the recent victory over Schalke was one of Manchester United's best ever performances in Europe.The two sides met at the Veltins-Arena on Tuesday night, and the Red Devils managed to emerge victorious thanks to goals from Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney.The Scot was so impressed with what he saw in Germany that he compared it to one of United's famous victories, against Juventus in 1999.At the time, the Red Devils were trailing by two goals in Turin, but came back to win the game with a 3-2 score line and reach the final."We've had some fantastic performances in Europe," said Sir Alex, according to The Mirror."But I think it's certainly one of the best, yes."Juventus will always be high on the list but I think this ranks up there too."I was delighted. It was a top performance. Credit to the players and their belief in each other. It was a tremendous performance."
Schalke 04 Boss Says :Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick has claimed that two costly errors were to blame for his team's 2-0 home defeat against Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney scored the goals to put the home side to the sword, and Rangnick believes that his team failed to maintain their discipline for the 90 minutes."We conceded two goals because we lost our tactical discipline and made two expensive errors that we should not be making at this level," Rangnick told the German media after the game.Despite the Red Devils being the better team overall, Schalke started the game solidly and Rangnick was keen to point this out."We played well in the first 15 minutes, but after that our defence was no longer there. They attacked our goal but our goalkeeper was great in the first-half. A lot has been said of him [Neuer] being the best goalkeeper in the world and he proved it tonight," he explained.
"Our opponents showed us our limits tonight. Our main problem was that we ran out of skill and lost control of the ball."
Credit : [goal.com]