Manchester United FC Vs. Marseille, 2011 UEFA Champions League: United Waste Golden Chance To Go 2-0 Up

Marseille are hugely fortunate not to be down by more than one at Old Trafford. The French team seem insistent on giving Manchester United the game on a platter - first a poor backpass from Souleymane Diawara sets up a possible chance, which Javier Hernandez eventually nodded into Steve Mandanda's hands. The goalkeeper's clearance was horrendous, going straight to Nani to set up a three on three. The Portuguese drew the Marseille defence one way and sent Wayne Rooney the other with a neat reverse pass, but the cutback from Rooney found a black shirt rather than the winger and the visiting side were about to clear. That's a huge let-off for them.

At the other end of the pitch, Lucho Gonzalez found himself in space 25 yards from goal, and with plenty of time to set up a shot he scuffed the ball and set it softly swerving wide. That's two reasonable chances for Marseille which have been completely and totally wasted, although this one wasn't nearly as bad as Andre-Pierre Gignac's miss in the first ten minutes.

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