Man Utd 2-2 WBA

Frustrating would be the first word i would say.

 

Things started off really well in the first half. United started the game with berbatov (who has had a terrific start to the season) and javier hernandez (who scored mid-week for mexico) upfront. giggs was back after a 2 week layoff due to hamstring problems. The game was pretty much one sided in the first half, with United scoring in the 5th and 25th minutes. There should’ve been more but then, 2-0 into the break looked pretty comfortable. The only negative thing that happened was giggs got injured and went straight into the bench. Hopefully its not something serious. Gibson came in for him in the 40th min.

Things went from good to bad to worse in the 2nd half.  WBA equalized from a free kick, which was deflected off evra’s foot. Couple of minutes later, the rarest and silliest of mistakes from Van Der Sar made it 2-2.  Manchester United were known to be a 2nd half team with most of their goals coming in the 2nd half. Also last season, they lost like only 5 points all season from a winning position. All that reputation has changed this early into the season.

From WBA’s second goal to up until extra time, United never looked like they were going to score. They lacked that extra spark they usually have. Even the introduction of Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes in the 70th min didn’t change a thing. It was probably only in the injury time that the red devils looked aggressive but then it was too late. They had awesome chances but the finishing wasn’t just there.In the end, same old story again. yet another draw.

Arsenal with their win jumps ahead of United in the standings. And neighbors Man City have their match only on Sunday, which they’re pretty unlikely to lose. So that means 4th place. Really bad start to the season. The only positive thing is that United are still unbeaten in the league. But then thats not something to be proud of, with more draws than wins.

 

Hopefully this is the last of the frustrating games. Need more clean sheets and wins. Even 1-0 s would do.

Coming up, champions league action against Bursaspor on wednesday at home and then stoke away.

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