United 3 - 0 Cambridge

McNair Smalling Evans Rojo(Young)
Rooney Mata Blind DiMaria(Herrera)
RVP(Wilson) Fellaini 

That was a comfortable victory, as expected. However, it's not a Man Utd game if we're not given a scare. We were given one heck of fright just after a minute when Cambridge's striker came face to face with our goalie after a right cock-up by Blind and our central defenders. Luckily, their striker hit the post when he should have easily placed in the corner of the net. From then on it was all about United. We had a lot of possession and managed to create some decent chances. I think a 3-0 scoreline is a good scoreline for both teams. Cambridge's players deserved to walk out of Old Trafford with their pride in tact. 

There was quite a stir on Twitter when the lineup was announced. People were surprised Fellaini was starting instead of Herrera but I think our Belgian deserved his place in our starting XI. He's been very good this season. Ever since that WBA game at the Hawthorns, he's been a different player to the one we've seen last season. Van Gaal's decision to start Fellaini was vindicated as he managed to head down some decent balls into the 6 yard box. Fellaini had a say in our first goal as he knocked down a Di Maria cross and Mata scored from close range. Well played Marouane.

Most of our players had a good game, as you'd expect when Premier League stars play against League Two footballers. I was quite pleased with both our fullbacks. Rojo scored his first goal for United while McNair was a constant threat on the right. I thought McNair was our best player today. He worked really hard and managed to put in some decent crosses. I like the guy.

RVP and Rooney huffed and puffed to score a goal but it wasn't their day. Our Dutchman did provide Rojo with an assist but he looked a tad frustrated when he couldn't find a way past Cambridge's goalie.  Better luck next time. 

Our young striker Wilson scored a well taken goal too. Perhaps Cambridge's goalie should have done something about the shot but I'll take nothing away from Wilson. It's always a pleasure to see a young product of our nursery doing well with the senior squad. 

West Ham away next; it'll be a tough game, I'm not sure what to expect. 


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