Schalke 04 Vs. Manchester United, 2011 UEFA Champions League: More Chances For Wayne Rooney And Chicharito

Slowly, Manchester United begin to turn the screw. They're increasingly able to hold possession in the Schalke half, which is allowing Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney to apply some serious pressure to the home side's defence. Chicharito came close to scoring (again) when he managed to wriggle past Christoph Metzelder and soot into the side netting, and seconds later he tried to turn provider by squaring the ball to an onrushing Wayne Rooney, who was eventually crowded out in the six yard box. He'd probably have been better off shooting there.

Meanwhile, Schalke are pulling out all of the stops to try to stop their more illustrious guests from carving them apart, including making tactical changes - they had a five minute affair with a 4-3-3 in the midst of all of this, with Jefferson Farfan moseying around as a left forward before reverting to the right midfielder in their regular 4-4-1-1. Obviously the 4-3-3 didn't do them much good.

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