2013 March 6
Well the European dream is over for another year if you are a Manchester United fan and with Arsenal 3-1 down against Bayern Munich and the 2nd leg in Germany it looks as if the Premiership has not covered itself in glory when it comes to the Champions League this season. London escorts have been very disappointed with the performance of all the Premiership clubs in the Champions League. Taking a look at the game between Manchester United and Real Madrid it is easy to accuse the referee off handing the game to Real Madrid with the sending off of Nani. It was a surprise to see the red card but one or two very experienced players were not shocked including United old boy Roy Keane who agreed with the sending off of the wide man. It is certainly fair to say that the home side had the edge before being reduced to ten men but the game was far from over and you cannot say with any confidence that United won have gone through even if they had kept eleven men on the pitch.
Something that may concern the manager is the way that Manchester United capitulated after they were reduced to ten men. At a time when the experienced players were needed to step up and organize the side they failed to do so, they preferred to direct their energies at the referee who made the decision. In the view of many a London escort it was this that cost the home side qualification to the next stage. It took United far too long to reorganize and while they floundered Madrid won the game. The period when Real Madrid scored the two goals that took them through looked like a training ground exercise of attack against defence with the defending team all over the place. Once the senior players had regained their composure United once again looked as if they belonged on the same pitch as the Spanish giants and I think it is this that the team should remember. If the senior players and their manager had kept their heads Manchester United might still be in the Champions League.
Another point that was raised by London escorts is that of the quality of the Premier League. If it is to be judged on the performance of its representatives in the Champions League then it is falling well short of expectations. It is often said that the Premier League is the most exciting in the world, this could well be true but there are certainly question marks over the quality of the domestic competition. It would take a magnificent performance from Arsenal to turn around a 3-1 deficit in Germany and even if they did you get the impression it would just be papering over the cracks in a declining Premier League. The question is what can be done to improve the standard, it may take a mive shift in football ideology.