WestBrom – another wasted chance

Once again, the “one step forward, two steps backwards” scenario kicked us in the face – we could have applied some pressure on the top four and even on Tottenham & Arsenal.

Bad decisions before the game (starting XI), some sort of insanity during the game (well, can’t explain Mata’s behavior…), bad in-game management, poor substitutions. I still thought United should win it even with ten men on the pitch, but it wasn’t to be. And everything that had been built in the four games prior to this, was forgotten in a second.

Next up Liverpool, Europa League.

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Ratings vs West Brom
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After the game verdict – Watford

After a couple of nice performances another bad one – we were lucky enough not to concede a couple of times.

Blind had a bad day, and particularly in the first half, Watford could have scored some goals. Still, a win is a win, and the most important thing is that this season we more often lost these kinds of games than won. And finally, we could capitalize on the others loss!

But I just don’t like watching us fighting defenders in the 87th minute at the corner flag only to waste time. The last time I enjoyed that was vs Everton a couple of years ago (2007, I guess) but then it was Rooney who made the defenders look like… errm, it doesn’t matter. And then we moved 5 points clear on the table to win the league…

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Ratings vs Watford

And the subs. Poor Darmian really had a bad day.

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The subs vs Watford

Player ratings vs Arsenal

Hey, what a great game this was. Really, it was a throwback to better times in terms of performances, youth and even managerial skills. I really can’t remember seeing LVG in the technical zone.

Anyway, my ratings are here and hopefully you can follow them after every match – unless Manchester Evening News suspends posting the form after the matches. (Just like I can’t always find their form to post your planned XI for the games.)

(But then if they do then I can post my own without a picture of it. Never mind, I’ll sort that out later.)

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Here they go – ratings for the game vs Arsenal

So, what do you think of it?