Five things we Learnt after Saints vs Red Devils game

Martial already looks like a Super Star 

First thing first.. lets get this clear..Anthony Martial is going to throw in some inconsistent performances. It would be unfair to expect anything else from a 19-year-old, regardless of his transfer fee.

But Boy he couldn’t have asked for a better start, becoming only the third United player to score in his first two Premier League appearances after Louis Saha and Federico Macheda. Not that I want anyone to read too much in those two names.

Gary Neville described Martial as ‘ice cold’ for the way he took his two goals at St Mary’s. It’s a fantastic quality for a young striker to have. Lets be happy on that note!

Martial Unfazed by the Fee United paid!!

Is Rooney running out of Chances?

Aside from his hat-trick in Brugges, Wayne Rooney has struggled to have much of an impact as a striker this season.

Starting as the No.10 against Southampton, it was no different!!

It was his first game back after a week on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and he looked off the pace. That he didn’t so much as create a chance playing as the focal point of United’s attack should be a worry for Louis van Gaal.

Another game and not even a single touch in the Saints Penalty Box.

Sir Bobby Charlton’s record seems to be safe for a while that way! Look at the stats below for what is Rooney Missing on wearing United Jersey!

 Rooney copy

De Gea isn’t thinking about REAL 😛

Pun Intended…A COLLAPSED deadline day move to Real Madrid could have messed with David De Gea’s head.

Woodward you Mastermind..

But it hasn’t, and he’s returned to the team in the form he showed throughout last season.

His save from Jose Fonte’s header at 2-1 is one of the best you’ll see all season and his stop from Victor Wanyama’s late effort was another that will make all of us think hard what if he was gone?

Blind is being Targeted

United won the game but they got battered for the first 20 minutes. And many of the problems were created by Southampton targeting Daley Blind.

It shouldn’t have been a surprise because Ronald Koeman told everyone he was going to do it at his press conference.

Blind is a technically sound footballer and United benefit from his ability to read the game and pass out from the back. But there’s little he can do when he’s being thrown around by physical strikers like Graziano Pelle.

It won’t have gone unnoticed by other managers and it’s something Blind is going to have to learn to cope with. Time for him to move to LB position while Shaw unfortunately seems to be out for atlas 6-8 months now?

Schweinsteiger should be first on the Teamsheet

Bastian Schweinsteiger mustn’t be able to handle three games in a week yet because there’s no other reason to leave him out at the moment.

He was outstanding against Liverpool and when he came on against Southampton, United’s possession seemed to immediately have a little more purpose.

Michael Carrick has been United’s most influential and effective midfielder for the last five years but Schweinsteiger looks like he’s taking over.

He is available everywhere and is the kind of player United missed for long! Though I so wish he was 5 years younger! Sigh

Van Gaal says “We can Challenge for the Title”


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