Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Live Score and Analysis of Manchester United vs AaB Aalborg BK Match on 10 December 2008

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Danish club AaB Aalborg BK is going to face Manchester United in the last match of Group E of UEFA Champions League 2008-09 on Wednesday (10 December 2008) at Old Trafford. Manchester United and Villarreal have already confirmed their place in the last 16 and the upcoming match can only decide the champion and runner up of the group. Manchester United will definitely look to hold on to the top spot in the group, while the Danish champions AaB Aalborg will try to clinch the third place in the standing in what would hand them a place in the round of 32 of UEFA Cup. So, both the sides have something to achive from the match.

Match: Manchester United vs AaB Aalborg BK; Group E, UEFA Champions League 2008-09

Date: 10 December 2008, Wednesday

Venue: Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England

Kick off: 19:45 BST (British Standard Time)

Manchester United currently leads the Group E only on goal difference as they have equal 9 points of second placed Villarreal from 5 matches. Now, ahead of home match against AaB Aalborg, Manchester United is hoping to hold on to the top spot in the group. Second-placed Villarreal will look to clinch the top spot too. However, if Manchester United can win over AaB Aalborg, then Manchester United will go into the knock out stage of the tournament as the group Champions. However, if United fails to defeat AaB Aalborg and Villarreal wins over Celtic in their last match, then Villarreal will become group champion. That means, United’s result against AaB Aalborg must be better or equal to Villarreal’s result against Celtic, if Manchester United wants to keep the top spot in the group.

For AaB Aalborg, the only goal is to clinch the third place in Group E so that they can qualify into the last 32 of UEFA Cup. To do that, the Danish club’s result against Manchester United must be better or equal to Celtic’s result against Villarreal. With 5 points from 5 matches, AaB Aalborg is currently in the third place in the group standing, while Celtic has only 2 points from 5 outings and sits at the bottom in the group.

Manchester United defeated AaB Aalborg BK 3-0 on the road in the previous meeting and that was an inspirational performance by the defending champions thanks to two goals by Untied’s summer signing Dimitar Berbatov. There is no doubt, Manchester United will look to build on their previous success, while AaB Aalborg will try to galvanize their home defeat in the upcoming away match.

Manchester United started off the season poorly, but bounced back strongly in premier league and currently stands third in the league standing with 31 points from 15 matches. They are still 6 points behind leader Liverpool, but Manchester United is still very much in their title defense campaign. Manchester United 4 out of their last 6 outings in all competitions with two draws. The English club’s lackluster form in their 1-0 recent win over Sunderland last weekend may not give AaB Aalborg any good feeling, considering the strength of Manchester Untied squad.

However, AaB Aalborg can get inspiration from their recent form that saw the club winning 5 out of their last 6 games in all competitions with a draw. However, the Danish club is very much aware of the fact that they were easily beaten by United at home in their previous meeting this season. This time, AaB Aalborg will definitely find it more difficult to restrict the United players as they are going to face the current European champions on the road. Despite good form of recent, AaB Aalborg’s overall domestic form is not impressive at all. AaB Aalborg takes the fifth place in the league standing with 23 points from 17 outings. Aalborg lost 6 out of their 17 matches so far this season in domestic league. No doubt, AaB Aalborg will try to come out with at least one point from the match in what would boost up their confidence, even if they can not secure the third place in the group.

Manchester United’s recent home performance is really very satisfactory as they won all of their last 10 home matches in all competitions. On the other hand, AaB Aalborg’s recent away record is not somethingn impressive as the Danish champions won 10, drew 3 and lost 2 matches in their last 10 away fixtures in all tournaments. However, Manchester United’s very recent form against Sunderland was not that much impressive at all. In fact, they needed defender Vidic’s injury time goal to win the match.

Times Online reported:

After the match, the instinct of some analysts was to praise Sunderland for workrate, cohesion and for almost pinching a point at a stadium where United have won ten matches in succession. It can be argued that this approach was sensible and realistic given the club’s fragility. But you can find teams in Coca-Cola League Two who know how to park the bus in front of goal, then clamp it.

That Sunderland only broke in injury time was more down to United’s failure to unscrew them earlier. Ferguson called for timekeeping duties to be taken away from referees, bemoaning the four minutes’ added time allotted by Mark Halsey as too brief.

Manchester United might feature their Argentine striker Carlos Tevez in the starting line up against AaB Aalborg. You know that Tevez occasionally plays in the starting line up of Manchester United and most of time he is brought on as a substitute. This is another chance for the Argentine forward to cement his place in the starting line up of Manchester United with a mind blowing performance against AaB Aalborg.

Soccerway reported:

On Wednesday. Manchester United and Argentinean forward Carlos Tevez is expected to make a rare start in the Champions League fixture against Aalborg in Manchester.
Linked with Real Madrid for the next season, Tevez is unlikely to interpret his rare start as anything significant.

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a new five-deal worth £8 million per year- meaning the Portuguese player could earn £150,000 per week as per the proposed new offer. No doubt, Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world at this moment and I think, Cristiano Ronaldo will have a crucial role to play against AaB Aalborg. reported:

Ferguson is said to have left the meeting in an "upbeat mood", hopeful that his star man will sign an improved deal.
Ronaldo signed a five-year, £120,000 upgrade in April 2007, when Madrid were first sniffing around. Now, United are said to be offering a new £150,000 - again for five years - giving him an £8 million pay packet.

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You do not need to be a football pundit to consider Manchester United favorite against AaB Aalborg, comparing their strength and quality of players the two clubs have. However, Manchester United fans may have only one fear in mind- the inconsistent form of United so far this season. United started the season badly, but bounced back strongly. Yet, they stumble against minor teams very often and that is what causes fear among the United fans. So, if United can be at their best and AaB Aalborg plays some inspirational football, then there could be some unexpected result in the match. Now, let us see if Manchester United can appear with their clinical form against AaB Aalborg.