Date: 24th February 2011 at 12:07am
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We said it would be a tight game and as expected it was just that but it was Marseille who looked the more likely to break the deadlock as they came on strong after the break.

Another solid performance from Smalling at the back who for me was our best player. Yet that itself is a damning indication of how the game went for us.

We looked a lot better when Scholes came on but I’m sure all the the chalk boards and stats will show you we just weren’t anywhere near adventurous enough to get something out of the game.

Effective isn’t a word we like to associate with United but that was what this performance was. It got the job done and sets up the tie at Old Trafford with us needing a win to progress – good thing our home form is better than our away form then!