Manchester United managed to complete the double against Newcastle, adding another five goals to
their tally against a side we beat 6-0 at Old Trafford earlier this year. Sadly (or amusingly,
depending on your point of view) King Kev's return to Tyneside hasn't turned the barcodes' season
around. Newcastle started the game off well, with Milner giving Evra a bit of a tough time early on
in the game.
It was literally a Ruud awakening today at Cardiff as Van Nistelrooy ended his nine-game goal
drought for Manchester United with a brace against a battered Newcastle team. Fergie claims the
criticisms of his team over the past week spurred them on to yet another FA Cup victory over the
Van Nistelrooy was keen to prove his critics wrong and reaffirm his status as United's top striker.
Manchester United have made the trip to Cardiff to face Newcastle United in the FA Cup semis, as
they look to retain the FA Cup. It is most probably our only remaining hope of silverware this
season, and while Quieroz has claimed that even winning the FA Cup will not make this a successful
season, it is still important that United salvage their pride by retaining the trophy.