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.
This match review is so kind it will make many United fans agreed that there were a lot of positives comes out from yesterday’s derby defeat.
I don’t disagree, but positives outcome don’t matter if your supposedly best player (Pogba) isn’t turning up and our master tactician manager strangely gamble with his starting 11 (Rashford should starts).
That said, I’m still unconvince that we’re good enough.
Can we be successful and win games without the no. 10? Good analysis over at Squawka. Hope Mourinho sort this out before being tested by a strong team in Manchester derby next month.
The lads try hard, throw endless attacking creativities, and show never give up attitude against Mike Phelan’s stubborn 10 man defence Hull. At the end, our young Marcus Rashford delivered the goal at “Fergie time”. What a game.
It’s hard to pick a man of the match but Dailey Blind was again calm and composed protecting De Gea while his partner Eric Bailly show again why Mourinho signed him. Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia were outstanding at full backs. Rooney and Ibrahimovic had a decent game as well.
You can watch game highlights here. Bring on Manchester derby!
LVG claimed that he always give youth a chance in whichever clubs he work for. He did give a dozen youngsters their debut on red shirt in the past couple of seasons he was in charge though. Now Jose Mourinho is the boss, where are they now?
The Guardian have the list.
Me personally, I believe that Mourinho will do what he needs to do.
With a group of talented youngsters like Luke Shaw (21), Fosu Mensah (18), Eric Bailly (22), Marcus Rashford (18), Martial (20), Lingard (23), Pereira (20), Memphis Depay (22) and Paul Pogba (23) currently in the club’s wage bill, some questioned (probably except Shaw, Bailly and Pogba) Mourinho’s plan with our young players.
I’d say, Mou’s not dumb. He sees talent when he sees talent and will use them to win matches and bring home trophies.
What the youngsters need to do is to keep showing what they are capable of and wait for their time to come.