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United 2 Inter 0

I hate games like this and don’t look forward to them at all. If we win it is expected- afterall Inter were pretty poor in the San Siro- and if we went out it would be a terrible evening. Confidence seemed to be high in the United squad and everyone was pointing the the 0-0 in the Nou Camp last season, but many of us also remembered the 0-0 draw in Monaco.

Around 20 of us met up before the game and had a bite to eat with mixed confidence among us. I was as pescemistic as I was back in April when Barcelona were in town and I was proved wrong then, luckily I was again. We walked to the ground at 7 ish and the ground was already filling up. The Inter fans were in fine voice at the top of East Tier 2 but the Strettie was loud too. And then good old Jose tried to steal the limelight by walking down the touchline all by himself loving the attention and the booing. He could not respond because, let’s face it, all he wants is to be our manager and for our fans to adore him.

I was happy with the teamsheet and glad to see Berbatov come out the tunnel as rumours were spreading that he had been injured in the warmup. In hindsight we might have been better off with Tevez anyway though! Still, as long as Ryan Giggs was on the pitch we were always going to be ok- he pulled another performance out of the bag and impressed on the world stage once again. To those who booed him off a few years ago, hang your heads in shame.

The goal after four minutes sent Old Trafford into chaos. I cannot remember a noise as loud as when Vidic hit the net and the long rendition of “he comes from Serbia” afterwards maintained the volume. That was supposed to settle the nerves but instead United sat back and allowed Inter to create four great chances. At half time things were nervy, the Inter fans found their voices again and all sorts of doubts started to creep back into my head.

A few minutes into the second half and it was all over. We had 45 more mins of great noise, Mourinho screaming on the side, United bossing the game and discussing the draw and the next round. Giggs continued to provide the style, Vidic was on top at the back and Ronaldo and Rooney provided a few moments of brilliance.

The final whistle sounded, job done. We legged it back to the car only to get stuck in traffic that ended up adding hours to the journey home. However, when you’re in the draw for the next round and have left Mourinho sulking on the sidelines you have to be happy.

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