O'Shea Smalling Vidic Evra
Fletcher Carrick Scholes(Gibson) Nani(Fabio)
So at the end of the day we ended with a comfortable victory but, during the first 20 minutes or so, Wigan battered us. We were still in with a shout thanks to the brilliant VDS. I can only recall two decent United attacks during the first half. We scored one and rattled the woodwork on the other occasion. During the second half we were much better but we never seriously troubled the goalie until the 75th minute. That's when Chicho scored the second after being set up by Rooney. I thought Rooney was average today but he still had a say in three of the goals scored. So, yes, the guy, even though never really hitting top form and probably won't, is pivotal in our title winning ambitions.
|Chicharito :- Mexican for clinical finishes|
After the second goal Wigan gave up. Rooney got the simplest of goals when Berba did the right thing and set him up on the counter. Fabio got in on the act with a fine finish and it was just a joy to see his jubilant reaction after the goal!
Nani was a tad frustrating today. He possesses great skill but seems to forget that he plays in a team sometimes. He's got a load of assists this year but that tally could easily be twice the number it is if he passes the ball more often. I think that and his shameful dives keep him back from being truly world class. Our other midfielders Fletcher and Carrick did really well today, much much better than last Wednesday and Scholes had a good game apart from an error early on which nearly cost us a goal.
The coming week will make or break our season. I'd be happy with 3 points or 4 points from a possible 6. Winning both games will settle the title issue and losing both games will put us in a difficult position. But I BELIEVE! Bring on the scum in blue led by the overpriced ladyboy and the "brave men" Terry and Lampard. COME ON UNITED!