Champions League: Man Utd 3-2 Braga – Chicharito Brace Helps Save United’s Blushes At Old Trafford (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

23rd, October 2012


By Alan Duffy

Man Utd v Braga 3-2 Champions League – 23rd October 2012

A brace from pint-sized hitman Javier Hernandez, along with a rare goal from Jonny Evans, saved United blushes after they endured a poxy start to their Champions League tie with Braga.

Star of the show for the visitors was the wonderfully monikered Alan (watch out for his equally talented brothers Nigel, Eric and Dave), who netted twice within the first 20 minutes to shock the Old Trafford crowd. However, once Hernandez got the Red Devils back in the game on 25 minutes, it was all United from then on in.

Interestingly, Sir Alex Ferguson sent out his side with a rather narrow diamond formation in midfield, with Rooney playing behind Hernandez and Robin Van Persie and Kagawa, Cleverley and Carrick completing the midfield. However, at half-time, Fergie hauled off the Japanese schemer and added some much-need width in the fleet-footed form of Nani and it definitely helped.



Photos: PA

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  1. Vasko says:

    Something tells me that a Johnny Evans in the center and a 3 back won’t stop Chelsea. Most of the goals Tottenham conceded were defensive mistakes, and I don’t trust a backline like this not to make those mistakes. You can shove on the two most prolific strikers and as many other forwards as you want, but in the end the defensive frality has to be adressed. I realize that Jones, Vidic and Smalling are all injured, but it looks like injured will be crocked more often than not for the rest of his career, as massive of a player as he has been for United up to now.

  2. Jarren says:

    Wow, looks like it was an eventful match!

    What’s with Jonny Evans scoring recently? He’s on fire haha!

    Have to admit I did laugh when I seen the replay of his fresh air shot before he scored.

    Defenders, eh…

  3. Drew says:

    Loved Evans’s whiff on the first try as the corner came to him. Then after spinning around he found the ball was still as his feet and said, “Well, I guess I’ll have another go at it, but more gently this time.” And he pushed it across.

  4. Pete says:

    When was the last time Chicharito scored twice with his head in one match for United?

  5. matty says:

    Anyone else think Chicharitos goal celebration looks like he’s kissing a big cock?

  6. Jarren says:

    @matty: Oh god, now you’ve mentioned it it’s all I can see.

    What was he doing anyway, shouting to the crowd?

    Please don’t tell me he was simulating drinking alcohol.

    I don’t know what’s worse, promoting drinking or kissing a humourously large cock…

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