The Bulgarian record signing, who scored his second of the season on Saturday against Stoke, has hailed Ryan Giggs as the player who made the decisive impact at the Britannia Stadium.
The veteran United legend come on for the still inconsisted Portuguese Nani in the 60th minutes, only to follow up very quickly with a splicing assist Berbatov only had to tap in. The Red Devils took the lead and before the end whistle was blown Giggs had delivered a second assist which O’Shea nodded in.
Their is no doubt about the impact of the Welsh star this season and one can easily say ‘Who needs Cristiano Ronaldo? Mark Hughes does!’, but at the same time it is a rather disappointing and scary situation we are living right at the moment. One which could cost us the title if we don’t watch out.
Time for Youngsters to Step Up and Claim The Midfield Theirs
Already last season we have had several players trying to dominate the midfield. Of course there is Michael Carrick, who has delivered some splicing passes and is a hard worker in our midfield, regularly tracking back and even tackling, but Carrick really under performs when he has to push the team forward in difficult times. He does not seem to be able to carry the weight of the team when the going gets rough.
Personally I can not wait for Owen Hargreaves to join our 11 again because I believe that he the person is who can carry the weight of the squad when needed. He think he has this great mix of being a bonkers rough tackler who is aggressive enough to push the squad forward. And contrarily to Nani, or the Portuguese #7 who used to run over the pitch at Old Trafford, he certainly has the eye to deliver a pass. He isn’t scared either to try his luck from far, with a better conversion than Anderson.
Darren Fletcher has performed remarkably over the last months and became a pilar of our midfield, but right at the moment I still tend to consider him a squattie and not the player who reigns over the midfield.
Instead we still have to really on our two legends, Scholes and Giggs. I am not complaining but I really think someone needs to step up NOW and claim that midfield his.
Or could their be another option? I think so, but that would require a rather big shuffle in our forward line. Before I post my thoughts on this option tomorrow, what do you guys think? How can we improve the midfield and who has shoulders large enough to take over in the midfield?