Manchester United FC Vs. Marseille, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Gignac Wastes Chance To Level

The 1-0 lead given to Manchester United by Javier Hernandez's tap-in was nearly squandered instantly by the home side as Andre-Pierre Gignac was found inside the United penalty area with an exquisite chipped pass. Left one on one with Edwin van der Sar, the striker should have scored without a problem, but his feet got mixed up and he could only volley sidefooted about 20 yards over the crossbar. Remember that if the game should end 1-1, Marseille will go through on the away goals rule.

Meanwhile Wayne Rooney is having an absolutely magnificent game so far. He's been the author of about six absolutely brilliant passes, the last of which would have released Chris Smalling to go free on goal (from open play, no less) if the defender hadn't had the feet of... well, a defender. Rooney's really been the difference between these sides so far, and if he keeps playing like this and Marseille fail to adjust, they're in for a hammering.

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