Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Scholes Sends United Through

As much as one tires of Sir Alex Ferguson's myopic rants at referees and the sense of entitlement many of Manchester United's fans seem to feel, there are a few characters in the Red Devils' squad worth rooting for. Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs come to mind, and it was a clinical finish by Scholesy -- the 'Ginger Pele' -- that put paid to Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Barca's efforts to lift themselves out of a season-long torpor made a difference at the Nou Camp last week, but United proved the better side over two legs. So, Man United has booked a place in Moscow ... will it be Liverpool or Chelsea joining them? The Pardew's Guardian crew predicts a 2-1 Chelsea win on Wednesday (3-2 on aggregate). We shall see.