Manchester United 0-1 CFR Cluj | Champions League report


Manchester United now move on quickly to Sunday's Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium. A soporific evening added to the unwanted statistic of Sir Alex Ferguson's team conceding first – for the 15th time in 23 outings – but this was a second string selected for what was a dead rubber for United and not much should be read into the defeat.Instead, the Champions League is now put to bed until February and the serious business of December's congested domestic calendar can be addressed. The scenario here for United made a sleepwalking display the favourite and so it proved.United were already through as group winners and Ferguson retained only Wayne Rooney from the side who took part in Saturday's 4-3 win at Reading. The manager again citing his star forward's need for games to remain sharp.One issue against Reading had been defending high ...

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