Date:19th October 2011 at 1:00am
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On paper it looked straight forward, us putting out a strong team playing against Romanian minnows and the apparent whipping boys of our group.

But as the saying goes, football isn’t played on paper and Otelul Galati put a up more of a fight than expected on the way to a 2-0 loss.

Wayne Rooney was on hand to dispatch 2 penalties after Sergiu Costin handled in the box he was was felled in the area in the games dying moments but the manner of the win as well as a red card for Nemanja Vidic will be of concern.

The performance was disjointed if anything and again the back line creaked under pressure from the Romanian side but held out for a clean sheet.

This isn’t the type of performance that inspires massive confidence ahead of an important Manchester derby but improves our standing in our Champions League group as we move up to second, 2 points behind Benfica.