There has been a stark warning here in the Football Transfer Tavern handed to Manchester United fans after they have seen Real Madrid beat their great rivals Barcelona twice in a week. Not only did the Real team comprehensively beat Barcelona on Wednesday night in the Copa del Rey but they also managed to beat them with their second string in the league.
Whilst most people spent the time looking for Lionel Messi during that 180 minutes – who only made a brief cameo in the league – we prefer to enjoy the image below and praise former United player Cristiano Ronaldo. Just before we go any further, if anyone was wondering where Messi went, he decided to hide in the back pocket of Raphael Varane for the majority of the games.
Not only this but the Real defence looked more solid than ever before and given that the fans were singing the name of Jose Mourinho for the first time in a long time it has shown exactly how united the club have become. For their part, Manchester United are hardly doing badly hammering Norwich City 4-0 and maintaining their massive lead at the top of the Premier League table and do have that all important away goal – well so did Barcelona until our man below struck.
The photo will look especially significant to United fans after seeing Ronaldo leap high into the air when scoring in the first leg, when his knee was at the level of Patrice Evra’s head and given the repeat of this against Barca in midweek, one may feel that keeping Ronaldo’s feet firmly on the ground is something United simply have to do.
Either way the player will get a hero’s welcome when he returns to Old Trafford where fans still have hopes of getting their former number seven back. They will only be hoping that superman leaves his cape in Madrid for the night.