So normally it would be an easy game, exactly like making an egg salad.
But these are different times for me and for United, as well – Moyes is learning and so am I. I thought I’d known a couple of thing around cooking – and I thought I’d known how to cook an egg. [And Young almost scored a screamer right now… Only he hit the side of the net.] So normally a game against Stoke would be a hard one, but most of the time won by routine, even with the B side.
As I would cook some eggs by routine – or I should say “boil” some eggs. ‘Cause so far I boiled eggs, not cooked them. So this is the first time when I put the eggs in a saucepan, covered with cold water, then bring it to the boil over high heat – and as soon as possible. Then I remove the pan from the heat and let the eggs stand in the pan for about twelve minutes, as these are middle sized eggs. [So, I have time to watch I so far not that convincing United, where there’s still not much creativity.]
When time is up, I pour the hot water from the pan and run cold water over the eggs until they cooled.
After peeling the shell I put them into a bowl and mash them thoroughly. [And there’s a not so strong Anderson shot to the left side of Stoke’s goal – saved by Sorensen. And on the counter attack Stoke gets a corner. The weather is really bad. And there’s no corner, either.]
After mashing the eggs, come the seasoning, and the herbs – salt, pepper, parsley, and a bit of a mayonnaise. Taste it a couple of times and add other things if you feel like – I will make different variations next time, with garlic, chillies, onions, but this is a simple and fast recipe to make. [And the game is suspended because of the weather, I think it is ice falling on the pitch and the players going to the shelter.]
The salad is good for sandwiches, can be used as a side dish, on top of roast meats and with other veggies. Even children like it, and the more they can help in the making the happier they are. [While the match is a bit boring, United not really pressing – but now almost ahead, if Evans could have reacted a bit faster in the 5-yard-box…]
And we reached half-time, it’s 0-0.
So, ten minutes into the second half and Chicharito is on – once again I have to tell you I don’t really understand why we started with Welbeck in front. Okay, he had a good game against Villa, but he was our Chicharito there, he was only good at what Chicha is good at – being in the best place at the best moment. Anyway, prove me wrong, Danny, and I’ll apologize.
And here, Jesus Christ, Young scores, what a goal that is! And that’s Chicha, balls bounce to the right place from him. Beatiful – and finally Young can do something to please fans – he has never been the favourite of them. And something more for Moyes, as he’s just sent a player on whose assist scored a goal. Nice one, find a bit of confidence there, Mr. Moyes!
Talking about Young, I’ve always liked his style, I mean if you grow up in Hungary you can find Youngs in every village team. The small, fast guy in the team who’s good with the ball – there he is. He couldn’t really fulfil his potential so far – and I think he won’t really have more time, if we really plan the clear-out in the January window – and I haven’t even mentioned diving, you know…
Anyway, it is Evra, who scores our second, with his right foot – funny, at least. Good old Evra. Nice one!