0-1 D. Duff 3'
1-1 R. Van Persie 11'
2-1 S. Kagawa 36'
3-1 Rafael 41'
3-2 N. Vidic 64'(og)
I guess RVP will be benching Rooney from now on. Ferguson has realized that Rooney and RVP will have problems playing together at the same time. United looked more dangerous with Kagawa and RVP on the pitch, than when RVP, Rooney and Welbeck were on. So My guess is that Rooney will be warming his seat for a few games (also while his leg heals). I wonder how is he going to cope with it.
Why? Rooney actually brings more to United than Van Persie does. Their both dangerous strikers who can play on their own and they haven't even played a full match together yet. Fergie will give them plenty of time to play together.
We played well in the first half then seemed to relax in the second and but for a silly own goal it would have been a comfortable win. I can't wait for Rio, Evans, Jones or Smalling to be fully fit. Kagawa as I thought would, looked incredible!
"Their both dangerous strikers who can play on their own" exactly my point. Both of them like to play in the same position, get in the same areas and I doubt that either of them wants to be put in a different position. Mainly because that's where they're most dangerous. Not to mention that their football egos may clash.
*STAT ATTACK* Tom Cleverley's first thought is always to go forward. Today he played double the number of forward passes (38) than he did backwards (19)
the 3 can play like mobile forward, similar to the old Ronaldo, Roony and Tevez lineup
United just need time to settle the defence. That is the main problem here. Vidic will pick up fitness and form i would imagine. Evans should definitely be fit for the Southampton game in a week. Once he is back i think the defence will settle. It is a bit of a blow Rooney being out because I had hoped that Ferguson would start to find ways playing them together, the front 3 as we saw today. The champions league will have started by the time he comes back fit, so I can see Van Persie being target man for the next month on his own up front. Ferguson said he will not tinker as much for that. Beyond that we will just have to see if Ferguson goes back to trying a front 3 or pairing them. We just won't know until Rooney is back, which is disappointing because it was the thing I was most looking forward to seeing develop.
i think they'll play together rooneys just not on form at them mo.. but with this injury it will be all rvp for a while
Shocking injury to Rooney at the end there. Hope its just a flesh wound and NOT a cutting of the Femoral artery, That would be VERY serious.
Lol at the disagrees I guess people really want Rooney injured.
I think its more that people know cutting the femoral artery with that injury was a bit optimistic, it is far deeper than the cut he had just looking at it LOL. Plus it would have meant obvious and significant blood loss. Where it was just a little dribble. It looked a bit of a gouge but not horrendous and muscular or he wouldn't have been able to stand after it like he did. They'll just sew him up and let him mend. 4 weeks, 6 weeks max. He'll have a nice scar though.
He would have been close to bleeding out if that artery was cut! Its just a gash.
United looked weaker in the second half, regardless of the changes, and they seemed to have just slipped away with the win. Rooney got cut up pretty bad, hope he recovers soon, he's still just as important to United, regardless of what VP and Kagawa do.
took our foot of the gass and settled for the win.. could have easily backfired on us but we scraped through
What a way to get your first goal, V. Persie!
Looks like it's gonna be a three horse race. City, United and Chelsea are all looking pretty good. C'mon Arsenal, prove me wrong
get out of here Arsenal fan... you will win nothing
Everton and Newcastle are both better than Arsenal
How do you make that assumption?
They have chemistry, the most important thing in football. On paper Arsenal is better but Arsenal has no chemistry, they will struggle to score
rooney injury a blessing in disguise, he wasnt great at everton. hope for the same formation, players and an actual centre back to partner with vidic. i know vidic's own goal looks bad for de gea but look how far carrick is from any player, he's marking no-one, a proper centre back would have headed that cross away before it reached petric.
Just rooney underperforming AS usual, why are you guys still hyping him?
because he was the second top goalscorer last season behind Van Persie and in front of Aguero who everyone raves about.
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