Rafael Rio(Smalling) Evans Evra
Young Carrick(Kagawa) Cleverley Giggs
Yet another late post but I've just returned home after the game. All reds who travelled to the DW stadium must've arrived home before I did. Oh, and I only live 10 minutes away from the place where I watch my beloved United. WIth the exams on the door step, I am mightily good at wasting time!
Soooo, what about the game? 4 goals and another clean-sheet. Not much to complain about! True, our boys were a tad careless on some occasions, but boy did they tear Wigan apart once they got going. Chicharito, perhaps with a touch of fortune, bagged a brace. Our other striker, RVP, got another two with the first being a sublime finish after some crafty work inside the box. Definitely a good day at the office for our strikers!
Our wingers had a decent game. Giggs' passing highlighting the fact that he probably could pass a ball better than any of our wingers at club. If I add a handful of other players' names to the list, I surely wouldn't be exaggerating things. As long as he doesn't start the game when Scholes is in the starting XI, I won't complain. Carrick controlled the game and this was only evident once he got subbed off. As soon as Kagawa took Carrick's place, we were far less authoritative. Obviously we were still in control but with Carrick in the middle I felt like we bossed the game more. Cleverley wasn't bad either.
Defence? Excellent. Evans and Rio were solid. Evra and Rafael did what they had to do i.e. defended well and bombed forwards whenever an opportunity arose. Goalie? Didn't do anything all game. That definitely demonstrated the good game our defenders had. To be honest, I wouldn't have expected any less against such a weak Wigan side.
3 more points. 4 more goals. Another cleansheet. Top of the league. 7 points clear. It feels good to support these excellent footballers.
New year, same passion. Football wise, 2012 was a shitty year. Let's hope 2013 sees us right the wrongs of 2012. That means we bring back our trophy home. I hope all you readers had a good start to the year and let's hope another good year lies ahead. Keep the faith in our boys, because they rarely let us down. Onwards and Upwards.
- All 31 of Javier Hernandez's Premier League goals have come from inside the area
- Wigan Athletic have failed to score in ten of the last 12 league games against Manchester United.
- Javier Hernandez has scored six goals in six Premier League appearances against Wigan.