United 4 - 0 Reading
Young Smalling Rojo(Jones) Blind
Mata(Schweinsteiger) Rooney Martial
Scoring two goals during the first 15 minutes meant that there was little doubt who was going to win the game. United put Reading to the sword early on and the remainder of the game was fairly easy. It was great to see squad players get a chance today and most of them did very well.
Where to start? Rooney, of course. What an achievement! Charlton's record has stood for so long and our Roo managed to equal it. His goal today was a bit of a fluke but he put in a great performance, a performance that certainly deserved a goal. 249 goals in 543 matches. Wow. What's even more special is the fact that he managed to equal Bobby's record by playing 200 games fewer than the English legend. Roo was on the verge of doing some very stupid things during his Manchester United career but I am sure he'll look back now and thank heavens that he stayed at our club. His name will be etched down in Manchester United's history forever. He'll definitely go on and break Bobby's record now. He's been a great player for Manchester United but somehow, whether it is because he hails from scouseland or because he threatened to leave United a couple of times, I feel that some supporters do not really appreciate what he's achieved at United. There were times when he was one of the best players in the world, not anymore... but we can definitely do with his presence in our squad. Well done Roo!
Martial and Rashford scored the other three goals. The latter should have probably scored a goal or two more but I thought both players were excellent today. Martial's recent good form was carried into this game as he terrorised Reading's full-back and Rashford has been doing very well recently and it was a bit of a relief to see him scoring again. He had to wait for more than 3 months to score for United and then he gets two in three minutes. He'll never score an easier goal than his second today. Rashford was probably my man of the match.
Mata, Carrick and Fellaini all did very well. Blind was given a scare or two and it was good to see Young start today. The only negative today was Rojo's injury. I hope he's fit again for the Liverpool game.
That's 8 straight wins in all competitions. We haven't won 8 on the trot since 2009. Something's brewing at Manchester United and whatever's brewing smells bloody good. A semi final vs. Hull awaits. Come on United!