The invincibility is broken. Manchester Unites, the team that got the first place after an awesome start in Premier League, managed to win everything until this leg when they stumbled for the first time in the game against Stoke.
Alex Ferguson has his first problems this season because a problem attracts another one. After the draw with Stoke that broken their perfect run so far, winning the Super Cup and with 5 victories in the first 5 legs, they lost their top scorer, Wayne Rooney who injured himself before the last game.
Ferguson revealed after the Stoke game: “Rooney’s thigh injury is not a serious one, but kept him away from this game. I think it will take several weeks until he will be able to come back.”
Beside the loss of Rooney who managed to score 9 goals in the first 5 legs, another problem for Manchester United is the Serbian defender, Nemanja Vidic. He was injured in the very first stage and the predictions said that he will return in 6 weeks. Unfortunately, his problems aren’t solved yet and he is still far from coming back. United’s next game is in Champions League against FC Basel.