A combination of Danny Welbeck and Wes Brown ensured the disappointing hosts stole all three points as an unfortunate Sunderland side can count themselves unlucky for not getting something from the game. The Manchester United statistics don’t lie as the 19-time champions bossed the match but were not as convincing as you would expect from England’s best team.
Manchester United 4 – Manchester City 3
Manchester United: Rooney (2), Fletcher (48, 80), Owen (90+5)
Manchester City: Barry (16), Bellamy (52, 90)
What better could a United fan ask for.The match was on the minute ref blew the whistle.For the first time team selection was perfect. Defense looked better in shape and mid-field just required as to be aggressive.
If there’s still any doubt that Wayne Rooney can ably fill the big shoes left by Cristiano Ronaldo, it was erased with the stunning 4 – 0 routing of Manchester United against Hull. Rooney scored all four goals against Hull and this has resulted in the Red Devils speeding up the ranking tables and becoming the top team in the Premiership League.
Rooney scored the first goal a mere seven minutes into the game, with a hit on a rebound after Paul Scholes’ long range shot was saved. He would then explode with three goals that he would fire off within the span of less than ten minutes late in the game. The three goals, which came in at the 83rd, 86th and 90th minutes were astonishing and brought the Manchester United faithful to its feet. Rooney’s four goals in the game, his first ever, brings his season total to 20 goals. Rooney’s consistency has brought the Red Devils two points clear at the top of the Premiership League table.
Hopefully, Rooney’s amazing performance this season and the Red Devils enjoying the top spot will be enough to ease the tension in Old Trafford because of the debts the team is suffering from — to the tune of 700 million pounds at present.
Manchester United 2-2 Sunderland
Sometimes its good to be cautious.United were going in great flow and Fergie had no reason to pull out this team.Well in my preview,my thoughts were more similar to what he attempted but there were few
points which were drop down by SAF.Fergie did what was expected and Sunderland came with a prepared plan.We weren’t in our most pitiful men but had night played like one.
First half simply was for Sunderland.8 minutes to the play and they were up with stupefying goal from Darren Bent.To be honest, it couldn’t have been stupefying had Foster been on his feet.a Ever Since Van De Sar’s injury,the goal difference for United has been necked down and it looks consistent that we are not going to be breaking into those series of Clean sheets we had last season.
Anyways,it took time for United to figure out it won’t be easy night if they don’t break their sweat from the very minute.United yelled out some passion and the game was looked now like a contest.There were moments when 19 men were playing at S’land’s bay and yet there wasn’t any “chances”.Nothing turned out amazing and Whistle blew up.
The second half looked more promising from United.The forwards started to bent more forward,the weaker soul was taken out and the attacking one was brought in.Probability of goal was increasing and finally the dead-lock was broken by the man who was running the most without ball.Berba scored with most charming of touches,a brilliant volley to level United.The goal looked so spectacular that he himself couldn’t stop laughing.He quickly returned to half line with ball and felt as if he had turned into a man.The act was so confident that it was looking that Berba would now turn into Berbatov for which
United had bought him.But sadly it wasn’t the case.Dreadful Berba was back and Sunderland were back too.
Malbroque rejoined Sunderland into the game by feeding K.Jones with a floated ball in no man’s land.Yea it was keeper’s land,the ball was in the penalty area!! and still he scored with ease.Foster again to be blamed for his poor positioning.Vida was there but he felt like a douche bag that bounced off Jones.Sunderland up and it had to be United now.
So what if that goal was scored.United have been in worse times and i knew we would come back.The hope wasn’t that strong but i was pretty optimistic for a goal.The time kept ticking and we kept trying.The hope was turning into despair And then Ferdinand happened.Not Rio but Anton.!!A Shot from Patrice Evra was deflected in by Anton Ferdinand from which even United strikers couldn’t have scored for.United got leveled and Old Trafford electrified.
Much could have happened after that but nothing encountered for remaining time.There were quick 4 corners taken in 4 minutes by United and all were matching to our day’s performance.The match got leveled for United against a team which we under estimated.
The Ref had a pathetic day but we can’t blame him.Yea he didn’t award us with the deserving free-kicks or even free-kicks which Sunderland didn’t deserve.He was just another small point to United’s defeat so it can’t be highlighted.
To be honest,this wasn’t the SAF at all.I know i m being harsh but there was no point being in comfort zone at this moment.He knew the international breaks were next and there was no chance to drop any of the best players.Giggs was left out,Owen was there and Carrick came in late.The best of resources were hold down and we got payed for that.
We are now at second spot and a good break.
Stoke 0 – Manchester United 2
Manchester United: Berbatov (62), O’Shea (77)
My busy schedules kept me off from this wonderful game.However,I somehow managed my self with a copy of this game and damn,it was worth it.
Well if you are one of those fans who has watched almost all players present that night from their first United game it could be a relish how you see your favorite player perform that night.
For first hour, it looked tragic how United players were working the game against the team who looked vulnerable for lots of time and we were going to settle for another one goal victory.Well yea victory was sure but could it be more than one goal.For that we were responsible on few players.
Nani on lots of occasions was going selfish and Valencia kept spoiling at very last second of his tackle.The mid field was the power house of them.There was some brilliance working in middle from Scholey,Carrick and Fletcher.That was some where holding the team in their boots.Rooney was the only guy attacking first half but wasn’t great converting on occasions.Our superiority wasn’t producing any goals until Ryan Giggs came into picture. [Read more…]