United 3 - 0 Sunderland
Valencia Smalling Blind(Jones) Darmian
Mata Rooney Memphis(Young)
I only watched the first 20 minutes of this game since I had a league football match with my local team. The first minutes of this game showed that Man Utd were going to be in absolute control. Looking at the highlights and the match stats, it seems that it was the case. However, I've still read that that our football was a bit boring. Oh well, it's points that count and we're on top of the league. When was the last time we've said that? It's still early days obviously so we mustn't get carried away but, it seems, LVG is doing something right.
It was good to see Depay get his first Premier League goal. Great ball from Blind to Mata with the latter squaring the ball to Memphis brilliantly. Rooney scored one of the easiest goals he's ever scored after some fine work by Martial who, I've read, had his best game in a United shirt despite not scoring. Mata added the third to a routine win after being assisted by Ashley Young.
We've played seven league games and, let's all be honest, all games were very winnable. Our biggest game was at home to Liverpool and they're not really setting the world alight at the moment, are they? I don't think it was a real test. We've dropped points against Newcastle and Swansea, two games in which we were the better team by miles and should have won. Anyhow, that's how football goes. Thankfully, we've put ourselves in a very good position and can afford to drop points in our upcoming three fixtures. We've got Arsenal, Everton (both away) and City coming up. These, I feel, will be our first real tests of the season.
Arsenal are winning games but their attacking threat is a bit frail. Yes, they've scored five goals against Leicester this weekend but the Foxes' team has already shipped in 14 goals. At home Arsenal have only won one of their three games. They're definitely not a great team but neither are we. Last year's form against the big sides, however, gives me hope that we can win the game. We'll see what happens. As for Everton; well it depends on which Everton team turns up. If it's the same one that destroyed Chelsea, then we might be in trouble. They do have off days at Goodison Park as can be seen in the games vs Watford and City. I'd be happy if we win either of the fixtures. Will obviously be delighted if we get something more. Let's see how our side fares in this season's first couple tests. Until then, though, we've got Wolfsburg to play. I expect a win. Hopefully, either Rooney or Martial will do a Lewandowski on them....wishful thinking. Come on United!