United 2 - 1 Wolves

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Brown Ferdinand Vidic O'Shea(Scholes)
Park Fletcher Hargreaves(Bebe)(Macheda) Evra
Obertan Hernandez

United didn't play well at all. In fact, I think Wolves deserved a minimum of 1 point after that performance. With the clock ticking and a hair dryer treatment from Fergie looming large, United had no other option than to attack late in the game. United played the best football during the final 10 minutes. Park scored late in the first half after a very good pass (Darren's first and final decent pass of the match) from Darren Fletcher. Then late in the second half, just when I thought that we were heading to another disappointing draw, the Korean scored a great goal after controlling a delightful Scholes pass and dribbling past two Wolverhampton players. Well done Parky!

Why did United intensify their attacks on Wolves just during the final 10 minutes? The answer is simple. It' because Scholes was introduced during that period. From the second he came on the field of play he delivered pin point passes. He's on the wrong side of the 30's, but he is still a player we heavily depend upon. He replaced O'Shea and the impact was almost tangible. No offence to John, he's a decent squad player but he is no midfielder. He lacks ideas and we were never going to penetrate their stubborn defence with him at the centre. At the front, isolated Chicharito did reasonably well, although he would have been better off if he didn't dive in the box twice.

Not everyone played his part in this win. I'm refering to Bebe. He had a shocker of a match. His crosses were absolutely horrific. A winger's main aim is to deliver decent balls into the area and Bebe just didn't do that today. This was a match he will need to forget quickly and hopefully learn from his mistakes. I thought he was a decent buy but I may have been wrong. Time will tell. Meanwhile the other winger, Obertan, showed some fine touches but wasn't effective. He tried to score a spectacular goal but failed miserably. Still a lot of room for improvement.

Now, I just have to say something about Owen Hargreaves. My friend told me that he was starting the match and I was really looking forward to see him play again. Unfortunately, by the time I arrived at the Man Utd Club (where I watch the matches), he had already been stretchered off the field. I like Hargreaves. When fully fit he's a really good football player but heck that guy is surely jinxed. I hope this latest injury setback won't keep him on the sidelines for too long. This is surely our last chance to see him playing in the red of United :(

The derby looms large. If we play like we did today we're in for a battering against a wounded City side. However, we did play without most of our prolific players today so let's look on the bright side...


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