Originally Posted by Obsidian Beast
Surely Bruce must realise that Cole will run Ferdinand ragged. Don't care who he plays at centre-back as long as it's not him.
Carlton cole has a good game against a second string united ( only one player, anderson, started against Blackburn ), and all of a sudden he's the new Drogba.
He's not a bad player, but he's done nowt for years in the proper league ( let's forget about tin pot kudos free cup competitions ).
AF knows all about CC's game and physically ( speed, height etc ) is more than a match for him. He's been out injured a long time and he's coming back to fitness, not to mention he's had 2 different partners in 2 games.
I'd be more worried if I was a WHU fan having to imagine Upson against any of Gyan, Bent and Welbeck.
It wont be an easy game, but you'd think we were about to play the english Barca the way some on this board bleating.