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United v Everton - Midfielders Scored The Goals!

Finally, a convincing home win, in which we weren't forced to tremble throughout the last few minutes, praying that the visitors won't snatch an equaliser. It was a performance with plenty of positives although I'm of course aware of the mitigating circumstances, i.e. Everton's lengthy injury list and their horrible record against us which must be a psychological block as well.

So, the positives of the 3-0 win over Everton:

The much-maligned midfielders scored all three goals: Fletcher (a wonder goal), Carrick (supremely cool finish) and Valencia (lucky but deserved it for his endeavour). They dominated Everton's depleted midfield but their goalscoring exploits were unexpected. Don't forget that at the start of the season all the talk was about how United's midfielders do not score enough goals. Well, five of our six Champions League goals (not a great tally, I admit) have been scored by midfielders and all the first teamers, even Nani included, have scored at least once this season, with the exception of Obertan but it would be unfair to criticise him on that account, considering that he started only one game so far...

- Patrice Evra. He's in blistering form and put in another tremendous performance on Saturday. He's a marvel of a player and blasphemous it may sound, he's a better left-back than Denis Irwin was. No higher praise necessary.

- The whole performance. It was controlled, we played at a sufficiently high tempo, we kept the ball well, retrieved possession early enough and created good chances.

The negatives:

It's clear that Ryan Giggs' form has petered out somewhat. He was, once again, ineffective, giving the ball away way too often. He attempted clever through balls on countless occasions but the passes usually ended up at an Everton defender's feet...

- Wayne Rooney was far from his best, industrious and enthusiastic he undoubtedly was. Too many mistakes, too many bad decisions. Leading the line at the Bridge and then the game in Qatar clearly took their toll on him.

- Rafael seemed intent on getting sent off and played like someone who forgot his brains in the dressing room. We always knew he needed improvement on his defending and positional awareness but this kind of full-blown idiocy was never seen before from him... but it might be a one-off.




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The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 23 2009

Time: 8:10PM

Your Comments

Since Moyes played 9-0-1 for the first half your strikers didn't stand much chance since our box was so crowded. Wonderful strike by fletcher, but we'd lost the moment Moyes decided to play the game in our 6 yard box.
EvertonMike
zae howcome vital man u harldy get any posts???? is it cos all ur fans are from china and dont read english. maybe u should start getting ur text translated to mandarin for your supporters.
pachna_spurs
@pachna_spurs, yes, you racist *****e, we Asians don't speak english, we just do it wayyy better than you! Maybe we should translate everything to gibberish so you can understand!!! Racist Idiots!!!
elvido
to be honest rafael was pretty good defensively barring his rugby tackle, he got the better of the guy he was marking about nine times out of ten which is great for a player his size and age. also i like to see a player still play enthusiastically even after getting the yellow card it shows his confidence. Rooney also had a good game, but not a strikers game (if that makes any sense)
khoder
A very satisfying victory.The biggest positive was the midfielders supplying the goals.Hope to see more from our middle men.
Antriksh (abmtd)
What about your top scoring midfielder, Nani, in your front page poll? Did he get one?
BlueWolfie
...oh and elvido, the word you are looking for is 'xenophobic'. Repeat after me, xenopho... oh why bother?
BlueWolfie
Hahaha, I seem to have got a few of you blue panties in a twist. BW, anytime you want to test your pea sized IQ or spelling abilities, we can always have a go at Scrabble, they do have an online version, you know.
elvido
 

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