Sunday, November 03, 2013

Fulham 1 Manchester United 3

Good win last night, although it was marred by injuries. 

1) Some Of The Best Football
The first half we definitely played some of our best football, carving Fulham up like a knife through butter. Rooney and Januzaj were our creative catalysts and they were a joy to watch. More of this please.

2) Injury Concerns
The second half was a different story altogether as Cleverly, Evans and Rafael had to be replaced at halftime due to injuries. Up until then, Evra had also taken a knock on his leg. While Januzaj was stamped at the end of the match. Just hoping there are no serious injury concerns going into midweek, with Real Sociedad to play and then Arsenal at home next weekend.

3) Rooney MOTM
It seems like he doesn't get enough credit and rightly so when he's wanted out of United twice already. Yet credit where credit is due, his form this season is back to his scintillating best. Last night he pulled the strings playing in an attacking midfield position and dominated the likes of Steve Sidwell and Scott Parker. Aside from a few list possessions in dangerous positions he also helped defend brilliantly.

4) Adnan Is A Marked Man
Seems like the rest of the league have singled him out as the one to injure. He was fouled the most last night and was on the end of an obscene stamped from a Fulham player near the end. Hopefully retrospective action is taken as the league needs to protect its star players. Was good to see Fellaini jumping in to defend him though.

5) Defensively We Are Getting Better
Sure we concede once more, but on the night's performance with Evans and Vidic at the heart of our defence. After Evans went out at halftime, Smalling came in to fill Evans' position and they did fairly well. Hopefully we string more cleansheets together moving forward.

Onwards and upwards!


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