United 2 - 0 Norwich
Valencia Jones Evans Evra
Nani(Giggs) Fletcher Anderson(Ferdinand) Park
|Ando paved the way to victory but was poor throughout the game|
A game full of misplaced passes, heavy touches and missed chances ended our way. We didn’t deserve to win this game but thankfully lady luck was smiling at us. Anderson scored the first goal while Welbeck put the game to bed and helped me heave a huge sigh of relief.
I started this post grumbling and I intend to keep on complaining about today’s abysmal performance. Our midfield was completely inexistent and only looked like creating something once Giggsy entered the field of play. Park, Nani and Anderson were very poor while Fletch didn’t provide much protection to our defence. Valencia and Evra were poor as well but I cannot really blame our Tony because that right back berth just ain’t his position. Evans was shaky but Jones was massive once again. He put in some excellent tackles that saved us from certain goals. We also have to thank Norwich’s erratic finishes and the woodwork, the two factors combining to spare our blushes and help us avoid dropping 2 or more ‘easy’ points.
On a positive note, apart from Jones’ excellent performance, Welbeck looked really lively while Rooney made some great passes but tried to be cheeky on a couple of occasions, something that cost us a goal or two. The goal difference might play a huge role this season given the fact that City are scoring for fun on the other side of Manchester. Lindegaard was also one of the few positives in this game.
Overall I’m delighted with the result but hugely displeased with the performance. It was a game quite reminiscent of most of our games last season. Our next game is a massive one at a ground where we didn’t have much joy recently. We will be welcoming back Vida, Cleverley and Smalling for that game. Come on United!