Nani has been shit for United (not counting the Euros) since the back end of last season. When in form he definitely is one of the best wingers, but he's inconsistent and the type of player that will be brilliant for 3 matches then shit for the 4th. He didn't do jack shit against Everton, not even one of his crosses was on target. Valencia was wasted at RB and when he actually did get forward he barely got a cross in, not that it would have mattered since Jags and Distin are very good in the air and defended every single cross that came in.
United are one dimensional as fuck. Even when RVP came on and made a few good runs forward they couldn't find him. And you know shit's bad when your best passer (Scholes) couldn't pick a single pass through the middle and kept going sideways like a crab with tunnel vision. Should have passed it to Kagawa a lot more in the second half since he was the only one that looked like creating chances. And as usual, Rooney was fucking useless against Everton.
"We played around him too much, we didn't show enough penetration,'' said Ferguson. With Robin in your team you know you want to use his ability against centre-backs in situations he is very good at - but we didn't use him enough.''
Well that will have to change. The Arsenal team was practically built around RVP so it will be interesting how this shit plays out.
We are not one directional mate, it is difficult to play through the middle when the defence sit deep and are as disciplined as Everton were, but it was so frustrating to sit through 30 minutes of steps 1 to 3 as Kromaqee put it.
It was like watching Chelsea-Barca last april, no plan B.
Rooney was dropping deep commanding our edge of box play but wasn't willing to have a crack from 20 yards - which we should of thought about doing in my opinion. Should of had more diversity in the delivery of our crosses aswell, drilling the ball into the box with numbers of bodies in there is always going to cause problems for the defence, however sending Valencia forward like that is dangerous when we could be hit on the counter - Valencia is best for drilled crosses.
Valencia was always going to be utilised in defense but he is more of a wing back than a traditional right back but with a makeshift defence sending him forward often wouldn't be advised. Also thought Evra has aged recently, good job we have signed Buttner as he looks like a good one for the future. Hopefully he can make the step up to the Premier League as his record in the Eredivisie for Vitesse was quality last season.
Yea Nani is inconsistent.
Nice to see nothing changes with Paul Scholes, new season, same - horrendous - late challenges.