- Apr 11, 2016
Started great, played poor in between and smashed them in the last 5 minutes.
Job done. Discuss.
Job done. Discuss.
I think we should care. 4-0 was a very flattering scoreline and it is masking some obvious issues. We started so well, best I have seen us play for a long time but Everton soon worked us out and played very well for a long period of time. I thought a goal would come for them. Ok, we finished the game off in style and probably last year would have been 1-1 so in a way we really cant grumble but we're gonna get shown up by Citeh or another of the top 6 teams if they turn up and play against us. I could easily see a 4-0 reverse on us if we don't sort out back 4 out soon.The scoreline flattered United, but who cares, right?
I thought he did pretty well considering he was totally isolated from the rest of his team so while he did lose the ball at times he was often on his own vs 2 centre backs and also had midfielders screening in front of him.I thought Rooney was poor. He gave the ball away so much and his finishing was also poor. Glad to see him putting in those same performances in a blue shirt and not a red one now.
So does Lukaku get a pass for that one vs one he put wide of the target?To be fair to him he battled enough to be in with a shot at goal. A top striker would have put that the other side of De Gea and that is why he now plays at Everton and not United.
Well I think you have to accept that the Prem is the 2nd best league in the world in terms of overall quality. La Liga has been the top league for the last 7-8 years which is the period when Rom has played so the fact he's scored consistently for fairly mid level teams for me carries some weight when judging a player plus his international record backs up that he can do it in a "big team"There's a difference between being a brilliant premier league player and a World class striker though isn't there? His record in this league is fantastic no question. Cant knock that. But there's no doubt in my head that his biggest test of how good a player he is and can be, will be based on how he performs now his at a big team. A world class striker for me scores goals yes, but also drags his team out of holes and scores big goals when the chips are down. They turn up in the big matches against other world class players. Rom hasn't done that yet, despite his impressive record. I'm not saying his not going to be, i'm just saying he isn't world class in my opinion just yet.