Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

United Lack Cutting Edge

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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

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

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
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
0
What do you think of Tevez? Was he worth all the hype before he signed?
herringthorpe
02/09/2007 00:36:00
0
Always a good sign when you can play poor and still get a result....
col8
02/09/2007 02:16:00
0
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
0
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
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

So Where Does This Leave Ryan Giggs?

With Jose Mourinho now confirmed as the manager of Manchester United with the Portuguese gentleman signing a three-year deal, it remains to be seen what happens to Ryan Giggs.

Mourinho Talks to MUTV

Jose Mourinho may not be giving a press conference until July, after finally succeeding Louis van Gaal as the manager of Manchester United, but he had plenty to say on MUTV today.

AUDIO: Carragher on Mourinho appointment

Jamie wants to have his say as well!

And Now It Is Official!

Mourinho is the new boss!

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Is Mourinho the Right Man for Manchester United?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Yes!81%
No!8%
Time will tell!11%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.TheFamousNo71
2.Cathal P Forde1