Martin Keown: Luiz not the only one to make mistake

09 May 2011 12:41
ShareCarlo Ancelotti blamed David Luiz for allowing Javier Hernandez in for Manchester United's first goal - but it was not all his fault.

Yes, he was partly to blame because he was slightly out of position having moved too far right and therefore far away from central defensive partner John Terry.

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But Terry should have addressed this in one of two ways. If he felt Luiz was out of position, he should have shouted at him to move out and get in line to play the offside trap. Or he should have got in line with Luiz so he could have helped him out. You are supposed to line up with the man who is marking the striker and that was the Brazilian.

So both were at fault, even though it was Luiz who paid the price, being removed at half-time. That was a harsh move from Ancelotti and left him with few options late in the game when it came to substitutions.

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Park Ji-sung is the Incredible Tackling Man. He broke up the play brilliantly again yesterday and his intensity and energy is the same in the first minute as the 90th. The Korean plays in all United's big games and tucks in off the flank almost unnoticed to pick people's pockets.


Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs deserve the credit for how the Welshman has been reinvented as a central midfielder.

Everything goes through him, he was superb yesterday and his passes are so clever.

They missed him against Arsenal and he's now in a race with Ferguson to see who can last longer at the club. United need them both for as long as possible.

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