Well exactly has we all predicted, sums up the game when it appears I stepped over a limit for tweets !!
No one expected us to get anything, but if you watched the game you will know just how much in control Man U were. I am not talking about Barcaesque control but so much more physical. Despite a team line up of actually quite big players we looked dwarfed by the size of the task in front of us, we were pygmies.
This is all down to one man. If not for Given we may have lost by 6 or more, Man U were in total control. I know Mcleish has the excuse all ready for him. we could debate young’s ‘Dive’ for a while and there is no doubt it will feature heavily with Mcleish but we should not let him get away with that. Frankly to play Bannan on the right makes nonsense of Fergie’s claims of Mcleish doing a ‘remarkable’ job.
On twitter though I ranted about a Mcleish signing and have done since we signed him. Hutton is just a dreadful dreadful right back and his signing should say it all about Mcleish. Lichaj showed far more than Hutton and the sooner he plasy right back the better. As for another kid – Weimann , well he did very for me, clear MOTM and way above gabby in performance. What has happened to Gabby ? has the past two season sucked his lifeforce out of him ?
So Mcleish gives his pal a comfortable win and we got what we knew. But did that look a team even with injuries etc playing for the manager and club and the fans.