Thursday, May 28

Month: August 2017

EPL: My Two Cents

That feeling when you pass your first real test of the season.

Pogba is slowly and steadily becoming the midfield gladiator that United thought they were buying when the World Record transfer fee was broken last year. It was a dominant first half but United simply lacked that finishing touch. There was one instance in the first half when Blind had to hold on to the ball for more than a couple of seconds waiting for somebody in Red to attack the penalty box. United needs to be more dominant while attacking the box. I am still waiting for the time when both Martial and Rashford are allowed to ply their trades through the two wings. Mou might be inclined to give it a try if the two kids were a bit more consistent with their performances. Schmeichel makes it 3 saves out of the last 5 penalties and if that is not special, i wonder what would...
EPL: My Two Cents

The wall at Liberty breached !

United @ Swansea, August 19th, 2 Cents. Everything was just like old times, United were up against an inspired team, who to their credit pulled up their socks and got on with their business just hours after selling off their main man to a record transfer. The high pressing with which they started the match was more than an inconvenience to United and if it were any of the last three seasons would have been good enough to leave United in a frustrated heap. For United, when your manager names the same staring 11 for a second match, you did tick a lot of those story points in the first match and United just shifted the gears into the second half. This United team is built around two individuals -  Pogba and Rashford and it's high time both of them realize that and get done with th...
EPL: My Two Cents

West Hammered ! United off to a flyer !

Manchester United 4 vs 0 West Ham, Aug 13th, 2 Cents: The urgency, the flair and the dominance has sneaked a peek for the first time in so many years. United dominated with the performance of the weekend. Mikki, Matic, Pogba and Rashford were there closing down every time WestHam got a touch on the ball. The urgency was there to be seen and for the first time in a long time we did not take the foot off the pedal after scoring. Rashford is my main man. He was there available, making the runs. getting back to defend and going at it direct at the West Ham defenders. He made the space available for Lukaku to cap of a wonderful OT debut. Mikki seems to have gotten his swagger back. The way he waltz past defenders is such a joy to watch and one player of whom i expect a lot thi...