A rich run of form recently including a run of goals and assists, suggesting that Fergie leaving RVN on the bench is not some personal vendetta, but a decision based on genuine form.
FA Cup: 4
League Cup: 5
Goalscoring – 9
The Daily Telegraph amongst others suggested that playing Saha ahead of RVN in the League Cup Final was a political decision, but the truth is that Saha had scored in every round and his goal in the final jutified the selection. He has had a hard road to recovery from a series of injuries, but is finally beginning to justify the price tag that came with his transfer from Fulham. Creating an excellent understanding with Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Ji-Sung Park – Saha is a power house in the air and chases down everything. Perhaps still not as clinical as he might be.
Attacking Play – 8
Strong on and off the ball- an excellent “front man”. His downside is perhaps his lack of versatility in crossing the ball from teh wings.
Defensive Qualities – 7
Obviously not Saha’s strongest attribute. Nevertheless, he is making more effort these days to track back and help out.
Passing & Link up play – 8
Ji-Sung Park and Saha are developing an excellent understanding- which bodes well for the future.
Fitness and Attitude – 8
Seemingly getting back to full fitness which is good news for the squad.
Overall Score– 9
With all the ups and downs and his reputation as being so injury prone, it is a welcome site to see Louis Saha getting back to his best. Manchester United Blog is happy to announce that Louis Saha is our:
Player of the Month.