Manchester United will travel to Energi Nord Arena in
Match: AaB Aalborg vs
Date: 30 September 2008
Venue: Energi Nord Arena,
Kick off: 19:45 BST (British Standard Time)
Live on TV: ITV 4 TV channel
Manchester United had a very successful last season with a prestigious double of Premier league and Champions league titles. However, the Red Devils did not have a good start this season. With 8 points from five matches, Manchester United occupies the 9th place in the league table. In fact, they could score only 6 goals from five outings against 4 goals being conceded. However, Manchester United is now set to put their title defense campaign in both premier league and in
Alex Ferguson men defeated Bolton Wanderers 2-0 on Saturday in a league encounter with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. Cristiano Ronaldo did not take part in United’s Champions league opener against Villarreal, but the Portuguese star is all set to feature in the starting line up of Manchester United for the AaB Aalborg showdown. Ronaldo’s presence must boost up the confidence level of the Red Devils, as the Portuguese winger has the ability to dominate over the opposition with his pace and tactical skill.
However, Wayne Rooney must play a crucial role for the defending European champions because Rooney is perhaps the most consistent performer of Manchester United. Moreover,
AaB Aalborg also started the season with the tag of defending champion, but just after eight rounds, they found themselves two points above the relegation zone in Danish Superliga this season. So, you can understand that AaB Aalborg did not have a better domestic start than Manchester United. The Danish club lost five out of eight outings so far in the league with two victories and a draw. AaB Aalborg now occupies the 10th place with 7 points under their belt. However, they pulled of an extra-time 3-2 victory over Bronshoj BK in Danish Cup competition.
However, manager Bruce Rioch, former manager of Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers, is somebody who,
Aalborgwere lucky to get a draw at Celtic but they will be at home against us - and my old mate Bruce Rioch will have them fired up.
"They are playing Manchester United, they will have a sell-out crowd and the whole town will be up for it. Danish clubs are always battlers."
Despite their poor domestic run, AaB
A victory in the game is badly needed for United if they want to keep the pressure off their shoulder before meeting Celtic and Villarreal. No doubt, AaB Aalborg is the weakest side in Group E on pen and paper. So, anything less than a victory against AaB Aalborg will be considered as a failure for Manchester United. AaB Aalborg, on the other hand, has nothing to lose from the match, but has everything to win in their way. So, I think, the Danish side might show spirited performance in front of their home crowds.
Online Live Score and Updates
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Live Football Scores
On pen and paper, Manchester United seems to be favorite against AaB Aalborg. However, I guess, AaB Aalborg would play all out against Manchester United, knowing the fact that they hardly have anything to lose to defending champions Manchester United. Rather, they can win everything, even if they can share point with Manchester United. Herein lies the indication of an exciting showdown between AaB Aalborg and Manchester United.