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Forwards: Promises Instead Of Firing

Ryan Giggs and Louis Saha vowed that United will start scoring goals soon.

Two out of form front players promising we will see good attacking football and goals again. It's getting boring now, every one of our players promised we would start scoring goals by the bucketload yet it just does not kick in.

Take Giggs, for example. His job is not scoring goals, of course though he chipped in with a reasonable amount last season. But did he fulfil his role as provider this campaign? The answer is clear I think.

'When we lost at Man City, after drawing our first two games, some people questioned us. But with the quality of players at the club we weren't concerned,' he said.

'The goals will come, don't worry. For various reasons, we've missed Ronaldo and Rooney for games this season, while Carlos Tevez was settling in.

'I've no doubt we'll soon be scoring three and four goals a game.'


Nothing but the quality of our attackers and the evidence of last season could back up this sentence. But take our joint top goalscorer who is concerned with his own form. I'm talking about Louis Saha of course. It's clear he's not at his best but the promises are there in his case, too.

'I hope I will be starting more games from now on,' he said.

'My fitness is getting better with every match, I am working hard and I have just been waiting for my chance.

'It is very hard when you are trying to get your confidence back to a certain level and then you get another injury.

'You have to try and build yourself back up again and in the end it becomes as much a mental battle as a physical one.

'But I do feel I have enough strength in both areas to get my form back again and I am not worried about it.'


Well, I am. I still believe Giggs is right and we will start scoring. But we've been hearing the promises for weeks and the truth is that the front players are running out of excuses. All of them played enough to build up their match fitness, all scored goals to build up their confidence... Now their only real excuse is being out of form. But all of them at the same time?

I don't expect them to reveal in front of the press if anything is wrong at the club but an explanation would be welcome though unlikely. Until we get it I cling to the theory that they are only out of form due to various reasons (injuries, suspensions, acclimatisation) and though they are match fit, it takes time to start firing on all cylinders. But with all their promises, it should start sooner than later.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 5 2007

Time: 10:19AM

Your Comments

I think you hammer Wigan tomorrow 3-0.Wait till you play Derby they be plenty of goals then.
matty17x
as long as you outscore the oppossition then it dosent really matter how many you score
rk1888
now they fired certainly, great performance
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