Re: UEFA Champions/Europa League 2012-13 Thread
The only reason we won was because of one man: Chicharito, who was absolutely sensational tonight. Definitely deserves a start against Chelsea on Sunday and he has a good record of scoring against them. Please Ferguson, don't pick Welbeck and play him on the left.
Funny hearing the crowd groan a lot at Nani. The guy had a chance to prove something tonight and blew it. He better start regaining that form from two seasons ago.
First half was poor, which is the usual United standards these days, which needs sorting out as if it keeps happening, eventually, it will backfire on us. The defending needs to improve drastically. When Smalling is back the better (Jones has a little while to go still).
Rafael was our best defender again, although Evans and Carrick were better in the second half. Buttner also did a good job second half. Fletcher was alright, Cleverley was solid, Kagawa had a good 10-15 minute spell and then went off with a knock/injury. Nani was infuriating to watch, Rooney and Van Persie were great but Man of the Match goes to Hernandez. Brilliant performance.
We looked much better once the formation changed and we got rid of the diamond formation, which never worked and shouldn't really be used at home. Anyway, glad we got the 3 points. Now onto Chelsea and Stamford Bridge.
Lee Dixon keeps pronouncing Chicharito's name as Chick-a-rito. Someone design a smiley of a chick in a mexican hat please.