United 1 - 0 Sunderland
Jones Vidic Rio Evra
Nani Fletcher(Fabio) Rooney Park(Carrick)
|Wesley Brown. Once a Red, Always a Red.|
I must not kid myself. This wasn't even a good Manchester United performance, it was just on the verge of decent. An abysmal first half performance was followed by an acceptable shift during the second half. Our own Wesley Brown, in the colors of Sunderland, headed past his own keeper to give us the 3 points. I do think we deserved to win because we had a couple of decent chances during the second half, but that's just about it.
Three points are what we needed and we got them. That's what matters in football and thankfully we have become experts in scraping 1 nil wins. Our strikers had very little joy up front, Sunderland defended exceptionally. Our defenders didn't do that badly either. Vidic and Jones were immense, once again. On the other side, Rio and Evra defended carelessly at times but thankfully Sunderland didn't capitalise on that. In midfield Fletch and Ji did reasonably well but lacked creativity while Nani only got going when the game was 15 minutes shy of the final whistle. He was frustrating before that. Wayne was again deployed at midfield and he did quite well. He sprayed passes for fun, a performance reminiscent of a young Scholesy.
|The North Stand was Rightly Renamed After Sir Alex|
At the end of the day I'm pleased with the 3 points but I'd love to see United with more attacking intent at Old Trafford. Fergie was given a nice anniversary gift by one of the players he nurtured. I missed the emotional guard of honour towards our great manager because my stupid friend only arrived with our satellite card at 4pm. I'll wait for MOTD to watch that great moment when our great club revealed that the North stand will be renamed after Sir Alex Ferguson. He deserves it. Thank You Sir Alex!
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|Sir Alex. Number One. Legend.|