Frustrating though the draw in Wales was to a Manchester United team boasting much of our best XI, the post game claim by Sir Alex Ferguson that Robin van Persie could have been killed seemed a most exaggerated response. Frustration shared Sir Alex but come on, it's a ball not a coin or missile.
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In the past couple of weeks Sir Alex Ferguson has selected Ashley Young in Manchester United’s starting XI. For me this has been a mistake and the man who should be starting in place of the winger should be Javier Hernandez.
So we had to wait until the last game before Christmas to finally draw a game. It was always going to happen eventually. Not even Manchester United can go through a whole season without drawing a game.
Usually every summer the off-season is famous for the transfer merry-go-round of players. Within a fortnight of the season ending jobs were vacant at Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool and at West Brom.
The title race just got a lot more interesting. The pressure was on both Manchester clubs but Citys defeat at Swansea has given United a huge boost. Let’s have a detailed look at both sides:
As expected Manchester United defeated Roy Hodgson’s West Brom at Old Trafford yesterday afternoon, unexpectedly though Manchester City’s defeat away to Swansea ensured United went one point clear at the top of the table.
So after the latest week of the Premier League season, here’s what we learnt this weekend:
For several weeks now, I have been questioning the form of Wayne Rooney. On Saturday against Swansea, he was selected alongside Chicarito in a 4-4-2 formation. Sir Alex went traditional United: solid back 4, 2 central midfielders, creativity on the right and work-rate on the left.
An early strike from Javier Hernandez proved the difference in Wales as Manchester United overcame a good Swansea City side who certainly based on their performance yesterday should avoid relegation back down to the Championship.
Manchester United will be heading into Wales tomorrow to face last season’s Championship play-off winners Swansea City at the New Liberty Stadium in what will be a huge game for both sides.
Of course on Saturday, Manchester United travel to Wales to face Swansea City. With that in mind it’s worth looking at these 5 individuals who have spent time at United and the Swans in their careers.