Sunday, January 12, 2014

Manchester United 2 Swansea 0

After 3 consecutive losses, I sure wasn't expecting much. Watching the match at 1.30am was a huge risk of wasted sleep...

1) Januzaj MOTM
First things first, we are so lucky to have him. At 18yrs old, he was the best and most inspirational in the team, so much so that it shows how poor every one else is playing. His passing and vision were superb and should have gotten on the scoresheet too. Just hope others can step up to relieve the pressure currently on his shoulders. Did I mention he's only 18?!

2) Fletcher The Stabilizer
What a relief to have him back. He's almost like a new signing. Plus with him in place of Cleverly, we have more experience, patience and control in the midfield. Sure we don't have creativity with a Carrick-Fletcher midfield, but it was almost our most stable and assuring combo this season, and that says alot. Welcome back, Fletch!

3) Kagawa Blossoms
Only in the 2nd half when Januzaj switched places with Kagawa, who shifted to the no10 role, that he showed some magic. He played arguably his best football all season. If he can keep this up, we might not miss Rooney as much when he fucks off to Chelski next season. Unfortunately he has even utterly inconsistent.

4) The Bad
For all the good play in the 2nd half, the 1st was a total bore where the players were absolutely uninspired. This was a home game and we had only 37% possession and weren't pressing at all?we cannot have sure performances if we want to get into the top four. For all their good attacking skills, neither Evra nor Buttner are doing their jobs proper. Hopefully Coentrao signs in Jan and comes good. Tony V's crossing was terrible as usual, and Welbeck always seems a step slow when the chance to burst or shoot comes.

5) One Home Win Isn't Enough
Next up, Chelsea away. It could all go back to square one if we lose again next week, and that sure looks likely. We need to build on this win somehow otherwise David Moyes will again be under pressure. Hopefully we can see an inspired performance.

Turbulent times indeed!


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