Valencia 0 - 1 United

Rafael(O'Shea) Rio Vidic Evra
Nani Anderson(Chicharito) Carrick Fletcher Park

I never expected United to get a point at the Mestalla, nevermind the 3 points. It was a 50 - 50 game, anyone could have won it because no one was superior to the other. We showed good discipline at the back and we looked comfortable defending Valencia's attacks. In fact this was the first match this season, during which, I felt confident in our defence. That's the difference Rio and Rafael brought to the team. They're miles ahead of Evans and O'Shea!

It was good to see Anderson play again. He did quite well and will only get better as he regains fitness. Another player making a comeback is Carrick. He did make me curse a couple of times but passed the ball well on others. Again, he will get better once he regains full fitness and gets some games under his belt. However, on the left hand side, Park and Evra were frustrating. Park looks slow and Evra was beaten too easily in one on one situations. He needs to regain his pre-world cup form!

At the end of the game Fergie decided to bring on Macheda and Chicharito and this move paid dividends almost instantly. The subs combined with Nani and our Mexican scored a very well taken goal. Such a goal shows that this guy has the talent and charachter to influence big games when called upon. Well done Hernandez, Well done UNITED!


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