United 1 - 0 Crawley

Rafael(Smalling) O'Shea Brown Fabio(Fletcher)
Bebe Carrick Gibson Anderson(Rooney)
This game was a pain to watch. I pity the people who made the trip to Old Trafford and had to see our players play with no determination at all. 

Brown was the stand out player this evening. He scored a goal and made some clean tackles. Meanwhile our central midfielders failed to control the midfield play and our wingers were atrocious. Their performance would have been almost acceptable if we were playing another PL side but we were playing a non league club! At the front Chicharito was too isolated and failed to shoot in the right moments. He also managed to get caught offside twice in a minute. Some feat that is! Rooney was given a 45 minute run out and managed to misplace a couple of passes and lose his head.

Crawley almost leveled the score late in the second half but thankfully the bar came to our rescue. Obertan then summed up today's mediocre performance with a comical slip that broke down a rare second half United attack. Overall it was a very poor performance but I hope the youngsters will learn that football is a funny old game that pulls the occasional shock every now and then. Thankfully, that shock did not materialize today. Credit should go to the Crawley players. They deserve to be applauded and our players should learn from the grit  and determination the Crawley players showed today.

It's not all gloomy though, we are through to the next round of the FA Cup! Another step towards Wembley.


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