FC Porto Vs. Manchester United: Walk In The Park?

Kenny Roger MoiseContributor IApril 6, 2009

Most people wish to dismiss this match as a piece of cake for the Red Devils. Well I would love to know how many among us had similar thoughts running in our minds before Manchester United's clash against Fulham recently.

If the game was so predictable, there would be no fun or even thrill in watching it. As Porto go to Old Trafford tomorrow, Man Utd will be without Rio Ferdinand. Man Utd is still recovering from the magic of Macheda's last minute goal.

Ferguson need to pay attention on the position of Johny Evans as defense of Man Utd has suddenly looked sluggish off late. Can Pedro and his men from Porto pull off a surprise at Old Trafford. Besides the so called clean sheet of Man Utd custodian Van Der Saar who I thoroughly admire was broken long back.

As long as it lasted, the media was all about it. I cannot help saying that Porto has not been the same since Mourinho has left. They have reached so far, that in itself may be an argument to my earlier statement. I really wonder what is going through Ferguson's mind about facing Porto.

That memory may be quite strong though it has been a long time ago. But it would be interesting to see how Lisandro Lopez is going to be used especially now that he is a regular for Argentina under Mardona.

The trio of Lisandro Lopez, Givanildo Vieira de Souza or simply known as Hulk and Cristian Rodriguez are the formidable strike force in Porto against the likes of Ronaldo, Rooney and now Macheda. It should be a good match as anything is possible.