United Dismantles Schalke Defense [VIDEO]


It was never a contest as Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer did everything possible to will his side to victory.  United were dominant in all phases and it was finally some terrific work by Rooney, Giggs and Chicharito (who was quite brilliant throughout) that sealed the away match for United and certain assured them passage to the final at Wembley.



Schalke has been the surprise of the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League, having thoroughly handled Inter with a 7-3 aggregate.   But while Inter is certainly taltented, winning the cup last season, they are no United.

United brings to Germany today the finest collection of football talent at the club level outside the city of Barcelona.  Their attack is balanced and diverse.  They are getting turn-back-the-clock seasons from van der Sar and Giggs, both would have received serious consideration from me as EPL Player of the Year.  With Barca suddenly struggling with Mourinho, United have become the better’s favorite to win it all.

The question will start to be answered today: can underdog Schalke pull out another shocker?

Here are highlights from Schalke’s 5-2 road win in Milan.


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