Sunday, March 17, 2013

Manchester United 1 Reading 0

Wasn't pretty, but a win is a win one more.

Watched the match till almost 4am last night.

1. It looks like we're starting take things a little easy given the opponents weren't top-notch type. Missing were Nani, Kagawa, Rafael, Evra and even Carrick. That said, we still had a very strong line-up.

2. The weak spot was definitely at LB with Alex Buttner playing the whole game. Going by this game, he's definitely not Man U material and I can't see him being Evra's potential replacement. Fabio (on loan now) is much better. Even Reading could see that.

3. RB wasn't much better with Chris Smalling. I love the boy, but he's error-prone and plays his best as CB. Nonetheless his game last night wasn't terrible. It just wasn't as good as what Rafael has made us come to expect of that position.

4. The CB rocks of Vidic and Ferdinand were the reasons for our clean sheet. Vidic in particular was clearing everything Reading were throwing into the box. So much so that DDG had almost nothing to do. Can't remember a notable save from him.

5. Welbeck has definitely come to his own this period. He wasn't scoring goals as a striker would, but his new role of being the wing destroyer/link to neutralise the opponent midfield is definitely flourishing. Somehow he has a knack of harassing and tracking back really well, which is great to see. Expect to see him as a mainstay in this new version of SAF's attacking formations.

6. Ashley Young had another superb game by his standards. Although he seemed to be tripping abit more than usual. Nice to see him more willing to commit to tackles now.

7. Anderson and Giggs bossed the midfield last night. Wasn't spectacular but for all that's said of Giggs' age, that man still has it to compete at the highest levels man. Ando needs a good run of games.

8. Rooney was the link last night. He played pretty ok although you could tell he tired by the 75th minute. It sucks to know he's so good but wasting his talent with all that smoking and marketing distractions he's been up to this season. No wonder the media reports that he's up for sale. And I don't mind it either.

9. RVP is experiencing a goal drought this period. Nobody's really making noise yet because he's still doing alot up front. Hopefully his scoring streak will come back soon.

10. So, with City losing to Everton last night, we're 15pts clear at the top with 9 games to play. You'd think we have done enough to win the league already. Given the way we exited the UCL, winning the league and hopefully the FA Cup will go someway towards easing that pain. 4 more wins and the title is ours.



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