Originally Posted by Foreshadowed
I'll catch the highlights on Match of the Day tonight but I hear we were really average/poor tonight against West Ham. We didn't really put away our chances (half chances at that) and some players were awful (Young, Evra) or mediocre (Rooney) or anonymous (Chicharito). Apparently Rafael, Evans, Smalling, Anderson and Cleverley were our best players. Not surprised about Rafael though, he's been the best right back in the league this season along with Zabaleta.
I'm glad we got the 3 points and the cleansheet, which was much needed. However, these performances need to pick up and pick up quickly. We're 3 months into the new season and a lot of our players still look like they are in pre-season mode and haven't turned up. This can't go on any longer as it has cost us or nearly cost us in many games. Even City, who haven't been at their best have started to look slightly better than us while we just look so disjointed on the pitch. Need to pick it up and we need to get that goal difference up and that has to be a MUST on Saturday against Reading.
Cleverley was fucking awful! The story of the game - Man Utd gain possession, pass to Cleverley who passes to the ball boy. Repeat.
Rafael was boss. Along with Smalling and Jones getting gametime, our future backline is coming on nicely.