A measly four goals and we conceded one against that shower of second raters.
Well that’s what you might think reading twitter, blogs and listening to Sky pundits. But lets not forget than United struggled to a rather fortunate one nil win at the Old Toilet recently.
Now I am not going to say we beat a good team. Because they were rubbish. But the reason they were rubbish is quite simple . We made it so.
Right from the off they were totally outclassed. Not for one minute did we allow them to get a little fingerhold, let alone a foothold .
We did everything well. Chances were made, but due to mainly last ditch defending we only scored one goal before half time. Although how we did not get a penalty when our ex-goal stopper most blatantly brought Giroud down, is something known only to the cyclist in black.
The game was never allowed to be a contest to speak of, but it was definitely over within five minutes of the restart, when Gervinho cut the ball back to Santi for the second.
I can’t think of anyone who did not play well. But Gervinho and Santi were nothing short of magnificent.
Some armchair experts on twitter were still asking after the game: “why is Gervinho starting ahead of AOC and Podolski”?
Really? Did they watch the game?
People judging him on preconceived ideas and past lapses is sickening. The club has a big investment in him and his fragile temperament. I don’t know about the rest of you, but he excites me when on the ball. People talk about players giving us something different, well he sure as hell fits that particular bill. Man of the match for me. He scored the opening goal and assisted the next two. Well done son.
Another player recently labeled not good enough by the ignorant malcontents is Aaron Ramsey. Well here is the thing. He is more than just good enough. He is becoming majestic. He was majestic in fact.
Some of the play in second half was breathtaking. Triangles became quadrangles became pentagons then hexagons. The movement and quick passing was something to behold. I have not seen another team in the Premiership come close to it. Despite what the pundits try to tell us. Not even close
Game two of our ten cup finals won in style.
I hesitate to say this but I don’t see how anyone can expect to walk straight back into the team, not Jack, not Theo. I dare say they will, but it will be harsh on the lads who have to make way.
And a special mention to Rosicky, who once again showed he is the best piece of deadwood currently playing anywhere.
Saturday at 4.45 pm was a good time to be a Positive.