United 1 - 0 Reading
Smalling Rio Vidic Buttner
Welbeck Anderson(Kagawa) Giggs Young(Carrick)
That must've been the most boring game of the season. I swear I would've slept a little had it not been for the blabbering friend I had sat next to me. Reading defended well but DDG was never tested. We had some decent shots on target but our players never really shifted to second gear.
Rooney scored the goal that won us the 3 points. These 3 points won't hide the fact that most, if not all, of our players underperformed. Our midfielders failed to create anything worth taking note of. Someone was missing from our midfield and that was Carrick. Anderson and Giggs never really got a grip of the game, even though they were facing an average Reading side. Fergie had to bring on Carrick late in the game to try and get more authority on the game.
RVP continues his barren run. The guy must be quite surprised it's March and he's actually still in with a shout to win a trophy. That might explain why he's only been on the verge of decent recently. There were too many under-performers out there to name them one by one. After City's loss to Everton, I expected a better reaction from our boys.
On a good note, this was our 5th premier league clean-sheet in a row. To think that we were conceding goals at will some months ago, we've obviously seen a huge improvement in our defensive area. The last time we conceded was vs Southampton at OT. That was back in January. It seems like ages ago!
9 games to go, 15 points clear, we're almost there. City will slip again, I'm sure about that. We'll probably win the league with a handful of games to spare. They say that it ain't over till the fat lady sings but I can almost hear her. Title number 20 is ours to lose. Come on United!