What a superb day to be a Manchester United fan! After enduring a torrid fortnight Saturday served up a tonic which lifted spirits. I thank you Paul Scholes, you Ginger Magician and I thank you Spurs for producing a performance which suggested a top four team (unlike City). The Blue side of Manchester really are above their station, such a timid performance for a team chasing fourth. Isn’t there supposed to be a power shift in Manchester? Yet we’ve done the treble over them this season thanks to three injury time winners.
After the match I really, and I mean really enjoyed hammering my City mates. All week they’ve been full of it, saying how Tevez would do this, and how Bellamy would do that. We’ve done the treble over City this season and their only response was “United can’t afford David Villa!” blah blah blah. One even made fun saying we’ll only have the Carling Cup to show for our season – how many years since City won anything..? ha ha
Paul Scholes – I love the man. Man of the match performance as he controlled midfield pinging passes all over the place. Scholes had the freedom of midfield thanks to the donkey work of Gibson and Fletcher; both worked tirelessly occupying the attentions of Barry and De Jong allowing Scholes the time and space to dictate play. If Scholes is given time and space the he pass the opposition to death as Gary Neville aptly stated. Vidic, was a close second to Scholes with a colossal performance not allowing Tevez or Adebayor a kick all game.
The goal was Scholes of his prime, arriving late into the penalty area to head home. I still have a numb feeling in ear drum after the screaming my ear suffered. Well worth it though.
Neville totally dispelled my worries with a solid show against Bellamy. Apart from a couple of incidents Neville (aided by Valencia) was in Bellamy’s face for the full 90 minutes, he didn’t allow Bellamy the opportunity to turn and run.
Rooney was obviously not fit and struggled as a consequence. Why did we wait so long to bring Berbatov on? Was funny when Rooney sprung to his feet after City fans laughed as Rooney lay on the floor.
Number 19 on its way?
Twenty seconds remaining our season was over but the late goal from Scholes and Chelsea losing to Spurs the title race is back on. I hate to admit it but we’re going to have to rely on Scousers to do us a favour.