Having been out of the house and offline most of the weekend I missed a chance to watch Man United play live and all the subsequent conversation surrounding the match. Having now watched the full match, and BBC’s Match of the Day program I feel the urge to make note of just a few things.
- Danny “Welbinho” Welbeck isn’t terrible in a wide left position
- The link up play between Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, and Welbinho is whats keeping Chicharito (rightly in my opinion) on the bench.
- David de Gea is improving all the time. Looked composed and again demonstrated his absurd reflexes.
- Anderson is looking sharp and fit and will most likely start in the Champions League tomorrow against Braga. (with Cleverley and Kagawa I predict)
- This Manchester United team is still developing and is in a tactical revolution this season to build from their personnel overhaul over the last two years. Second place without ever reeeally putting together a good string of performances bodes well for when these players really gel.
Things I’m looking forward to in the near future:
- A fluid 4-3-3 with Anderson, Kagawa, Cleverley, Welbinho, van Persie, and Rooney all starting together.
- More link play between van Persie Rooney and Welbinho
- The return of Vidic, Smalling and Jones
All in all I’m quite pleased with how we’re playing going forward. The majority of the match against Stoke and in previous games as well we’ve bosses proceedings with the exception of the odd defensive lapse What I’d like to see is the complete eradication of errors at the back. More clean sheets. More dominant displays. And more fear in the hearts of our enemies.