Manchester United recorded another 4-0 win to reach Carabao Cup fourth round.
I am glad to see the team take the lesser prestige cup, which we won last season, seriously. Like Mourinho keep saying in the media, it’s the importance of squad depth, so we can compete in all competitions.
Martial, the young genius French, 4-0:
First goal: mental strike by Antonio Valencia:
Second, by our “king of assist” Henrikh Mkhitaryan:
Third, Romelu Lukaku. He’s just a natural goalscorer!
Fourth, nicely executed penalty by Anthony Martial:
The 4-0 Goal galore was opened by a superb strike from Antonio Valencia. It was his first of the last few months and it was mental! I would bet that very few, or even none, goalkeepers who can stop that kind of attack. After the goal, we play dull, predictable and unimpressive football. It’s obvious that we missed the creativity of Paul Pogba, who are sidelined for bad injury. However, for casual observers, it’s obvious that Jose Mourinho tend to replace the right players at the right time. And so far this season, it managed to change the output of the game.
It was a similar scenario against Everton last weekend. Jose replaces Marcus Rashford with Jesse Lingard, apparently to ensure that left back Ashley Young is well protected, as Jesse is relatively more resilient than Marcus in defending. The second crucial change was Ander Herrera who replaces Juan Mata. The game fairly did not develop to Reds’ liking until the Spanish midfielder entered the field and changes things. Last was the introduction of “super sub” Anthony Martial.
After the formation changed, the goals came almost automatically. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial each scored successfully created a total of 3 goals in 10 minutes. It was a well earned 3 points at Old Trafford against one of our traditional opponents. Also worth to note that Serbian Nemanja Matic was an outstanding performer.
If I bet on netbet.co.uk, I would not underestimate Manchester City who now has the same points with us and of course defending champions Chelsea. But I am sure we have a good chance to return to become English Premiere League champions. Like the old saying; where we belong.
Come on you Reds!
We’re having 7 games in 22 days and the busy September period started with a 2-2 draw against Stoke City.
It wasn’t a good start.
We scored 4 two games in a row. We will face tougher tests this season, but these type of games were tests we consistently failed last season.
A 4-0 win against West Ham is probably seen as a routine under Sir Alex but it’s hard to not get carried away with today’s performance. After 3 seasons and 3 managers, it seems like we finally have a team capable of winning the elites. Although we’ve won 3 last season – that if you count Community Shield as a trophy – our main target is always the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
I haven’t seen anything this good since Sir Alex retired. Not from Moyes and Van Gaal. Not even from Mourinho.
Matic and Pogba, the new midfield axis, were predictably effective. Big lad Lukaku will score a lot of goals, while Martial and Rashford will indeed help scoring some as well. At the back, Baily was very comfortable playing with Jones, and De Gea will definitely continue to perform some good saves.
Long season ahead of us, but that was a very comfortably good start. Let the good times roll!
We beat league leaders Chelsea 2-0 at home. Masterful tactics by Jose “Judas” Mourinho to keep Conte’s key players STFU for the whole game.
Ander Herrera is my man of the match. He kept Eden Hazard quite while assisting a goal for Marcus Rashford and create one for himself.
I’ve been saying this too many times but I can’t find any other words that perfectly describe this bunch of players, which probably the weakest team Jose Mourinho has ever assemble in his glorious career in football management.
If we see the results below, teams come to Old Trafford not to get batter, but to get point (s).
We’re not good enough.
The club’s stocks owned mostly by Donald Trump supporting Americans so why would they play somewhere else?
No details yet but it is confirmed.
Our very own Michael Carrick is getting a well-deserved testimonial this summer with Sir Alex Ferguson managing a side. Now I really wish I could be in Old Trafford that day.