Aldershot 0 - 3 United
Fabio Jones Vidic Fryers(Keane)
Valencia Cleverly(Pogba) Park Diouf(Morrison)
|Our Tony Scored a Belter|
After last Sunday's tension and ultimately hurt, it was nice to watch such a match with no real pressure whatsoever. When I saw the line-up I knew this was going to be an easy game and, well, it was. Berbatov was my man of the match with some glimpses of genius, very good runs and a goal. He did miss a sitter but Berbatov wouldn't be Berbatov without being a tad frustrating. Owen and Valencia scored the other goals with the latter scoring a beauty.
|Morrison - So Much Potential|
It was a thoroughly enjoyable game and it was such a relief to see Vida and Cleverley back. Vidic is still a bit clumsy in his tackling but lets hope these 90 minutes do him the world of good in his mission to get back to full fitness. We desperately need our captain. It was also a joy to watch a handful of youngsters playing some part in this game. Fryers had a good game. In my opinion we really need another left-back because Evra has been very poor in recent games. Obviously Fryers won't replace Evra but Fabio is fit again and hopefully his fitness and eagerness to play will keep Evra on his toes. Pogba was brought on with 30 minutes to play and he did quite well. His composure and awareness amazed me. Plenty of room for improvement but I'm sure he'll grow to be a world class midfielder....just give him some time. Morrison, another player who Fergie rates highly, was given a 20 minute run out and his eagerness to get involved in the game was a joy to watch. He also made a couple of cheeky moves which went down well with the United faithful. I'm soooo excited about Paul and Ravel, lets hope they reach their potential. Fergie is building another team and they will surely be featured in the near future.
With regards to the more experienced players, Park had a good game, Valencia scored a wonderful goal but was erratic at times and Diouf was anonymous throughout the whole game. Owen always scores when he starts a carling cup game while Jones was very solid at the other end. Our goalie was only called into action once and he responded with a very fine save.
This was a good game to pick up the pieces after last Sunday. Now lets go to Goodison Park and bring back the 3 points. I know we are capable of winning the league again this year and if we don't, well, with players like Cleverley, Pogba, Morrison and Jones on board, I know trophies will keep heading our way in the future, no matter how much others spend. C'mon United!