United 0 - 1 Aston Villa

Fletcher Brown Vidic Evra
Valencia Anderson(Gibson) Carrick Giggs(Owen)
Park(Berbatov) Rooney
Today United could have pulled level with Chelsea at the top of the table but we missed this chance after a sluggish performance. Rooney and Giggs amongst others had an off day. Brown was at fault for Villa's only goal while Evra and Valencia both worked hard. Our pole in goal wasn't to blame for the goal conceded. He denied Villa their second with a fine stop midway through the first half.

United were a tad unlucky at times. Rooney hit the bar from close range and Friedel denied Berbatov a certain goal with a fine save late in the game. Still, United should have won this match but we didn't do enough, we were too wasteful in front of goal. Where the heck was Macheda when we needed him eh???

Thanks to Everton's breathtaking performance at Chelsea we are still 3 points adrift of the Londoners. But losing 4 goals after 16 games is not good at all. I think an eventual league champion affords 5 losses and 5 draws.

Anyway our next match is vs Wolves. They have beaten Tottenham today so I hope there aren't anymore upsets in store for us United fans.


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