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Why United can't win Champions League

September 19, 2012 - 1:01am

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PICTURE: AP

Manchester United should have few problems against Galatasaray in their Champions League Group H opener tomorrow morning (Singapore time).

Victory should ensure a more comfortable group campaign – CFR Cluj and Braga are the other two opponents - but then again, it won’t disguise some major failings in this squad.

The arrivals of Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie have considerably strengthened the team but the balance is more than just putting 11 good players on the field.

Due to wretched luck with injuries, United have not had a settled back four for more than a season. Worst still, manager Alex Ferguson can't choose between David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard as his No. 1.

There isn’t a lack of genuine Champions League challengers in this season’s competition. But at the moment, United just don’t look like they belong there.

Comments

It has been 11 years since Real Madrid last won the Champions League, and it's about time we won it. We want to lift La Decima

Who hired Gary Lim? Does he even know anything about football?

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