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United Lack Cutting Edge

Manchester United do not look like champions yet but recorded a second league victory.

Sunderland were disciplined and well-organised by Roy Keane who received a standing ovation before kick-off, just like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who retired on Thursday.

The game itself will be easily forgotten. Giggs' absence came as a surprise but I hoped Chris Eagles would be able to cope with the task and we craved a great debut from Anderson.

Well, Eagles was mediocre, Anderson was downright bad. Just like the team. On occasions, it looked like we would just carry around the ball and not worry about putting it into the net at all.

It seemed we would never score, for chances were few and far between. Gordon did his job but I can't wholeheartedly say his heroics prevented us from scoring - we were just out of ideas. Tevez does still not pose a goal threat and that is alarming though I accept he needs time to settle.

The second half was marginally better, thanks to the introduction of Saha but we still needed a set-piece to overcome a resilient side. Where are the goals from open play? We scored with two thunderous shots and from a corner. That's bad.

The positives? We dominated possession once again, Hargreaves and Scholes are getting better... and that's all. Oh, and Saha's return is a big boost.

Player ratings to follow.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday September 1 2007
Time: 7:32PM

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ronaldo's last match in the ban.... roney back in couple of weeks....saha back and reasdy.....and winning when we play bad. i think united can officially say th eseason has started!!! ps - i thought tevez looked alot better after saha came on.
united4life
01/09/2007 21:16:00
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What do you think of Tevez? Was he worth all the hype before he signed?
herringthorpe
02/09/2007 00:36:00
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Always a good sign when you can play poor and still get a result....
col8
02/09/2007 02:16:00
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herringthorp, we need to give him a chance playing with another striker. as good as he is, giggs isnt a striker and i thought once saha came on tevez looke dbetter. hes far from at full form tho, and i think we look forward to when roonie and rooney are back with him. then we wll see the real carlos tevez i feel
united4life
02/09/2007 02:38:00
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Must agree with united4life, Tevez's nowhere near his best but some nice touches showed he's a quality player. However, for me Rooney and Saha are the first-choice strikers.
midlothian99
02/09/2007 17:08:00
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