An excellent performance from Manchester United saw Ferguson’s side knock out AC Milan 7-2 on aggregate and 4-0 on the evening. Whilst Milan failed to meet expectations over the course of the two legs, Manchester United showed their superiority from the start with Wayne Rooney’s 13th minute goal, which will be filed into his ever increasing headed goals collection this season.
Ho Hum, another season, another trophy! Manchester United fans may well get that feeling at times. No, the Carling Cup is not the most glamorous competition in world football but hey, a trophy is still a trophy especially when it’s another step in the race to overtake fierce rivals Liverpool as the most decorated club in English football.
Think about it, a total of 26 honours collected in the 24 years since Sir Alex Ferguson walked through the Old Trafford gates in November 1986. That’s half of all the trophies won by the club since joining the Football League!
So the question is when will enough be enough? When will the hunger for success come to an end?
Manchester United retained the English League Cup beating Aston Villa 2 to 1 at Wembley.Villa had break the deadloack with a penalty from James Milner following a foul by Nemanja Vidic in the 5th minute, but Michael Owen (13th) and on form Wayne Rooney (74) responded with two goals to give Man United the first trophy of the season.