Monday, 29 November 2010
United hit 7 and top the table
At Old Trafford on Saturday Manchester United finally demonstrated their title credentials with a 7 goal demolition of Blackburn Rovers. United remain undefeated this season but this was their first really outstanding performance of the 2010/11 season.
The much maligned Dimitar Berbatov helped himself to 5 goals but it was his link up play with Nani and Rooney that really caught the eye. The worrying thing for the remainder of the league is that United are now top of the league having stuttered through the opening couple of months. It is unusual for the Red Devils to come out firing in August but there are usually a few more hiccups on the way than this season.
Considering the fact that they have been missing most of their first choice back four, a couple of first choice midfielders and of course the Rooney gate saga it is yet another remarkable feat from Ferguson. If they can maintain their usual run through Christmas and the New Year it could be United’s 4th title in 5 years.
There is certainly still room for improvement and the need for a natural replacement for Paul Scholes will be top of Ferguson’s priority list in the transfer window. There are already rumours about bringing in Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich or Steven Defour of Standard Liege. However, for now Ferguson will be quite content knowing his side are 2 points clear before the start of December; things are looking extremely ominous for the rest of the league.