Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Young Devils Did Good

Unlike last season horror show when were beaten by Conventry City at the same round, United did much better this time arond. I may had only watched the 1st half of last night League Cup match against Boro but I was impressed with the young Devils on show. 3 that stand out were:

Rafael Da Silva - Watching him play assure me there is life after Neville and I'm thankful it is not Brown. He defended superbly at the back and was always eager to join the attack. He is one fast Brazillian and being one made sure he is blessed with impressive skills. The best example was his backheel pass to Welbeck that could had been Ronaldo's 2nd goal. We might see him sooner than later as our regular right back.

Rodrigo Possebon - He was as cool as cucumber in the middle of the field. He covered the back four while letting the likes of Anderson and Nani joined the attack. He was confident with the ball and his passing vision was superb. The only blip was his injury from a bad tackle by Boro's captain, Pogatetz, who deservedly got a red card. Carrick might want to look back and work hard cos Possebon is knocking on the door.

Danny Welbeck - At only 17, Welbeck was impressive in his full start for United. He was a constant threat infront of goal and only 2 saves from the Boro keeper denied him a goal. His link up play with the other forwards was excellent and he is not one to give up on a chase. If Berba think he can slide his way into the first eleven, he might want to think again as this young lad might have something to say. Manucho who came in the last 7 minutes might want to knock Berba's head and wake him up a bit.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Hmmmm.....I guess during the Holy month of Ramadhan, all Devils kena ikat. That's why the Red Devils are not firing all cylinders right now. 15th in the league with 4 points(from 4 games) says it all. Another away lead squandered this time at the Bridge, another conference like defending at the back, another 7 yellow cards, another dissapointing end to the week.

Well, at least we got 2 tough away games against our main rivals out of the way and Ronaldo is back. We just need Rooney and Berba to find their way now and hopefully we can see what damage the Awesome Foursome can really do....hopefully.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008