Well, well, well, what can one possibly say. I mean I posted in my preview that I really hoped that we get the win this weekend and possibly save the dropped points for the visit of Bolton or for the game against Liverpool. It would have made it ominous for our rivals playing today. As it sands now, they really can't feel the pinch of dropped points regardless of what happens today.
As far as the game is concerned, I thought that Fergie picked the wrong team. Why leave out the likes of Carrick and Valencia when we have an International break coming up? Welbeck is more effective upfront rather than on the wing, and of course I'd rather have Tomaz Kuszczak in my goal rather than Ben Foster. Unfortunately, I doubt the latter concern will ever change, but I thought that he should have come in harder on Jones for the second goal. It was a very soft goal to concede.
John O'Shea was at fault for their opener as he showed too much room to Darren Bent.
Berbtov took his goal well, and thought he was one o few at the races yesterday. It's a shame his wonderful volley featured in a game we would want to forget. The lucky deflection from Evra's drive could yet prove crucial this season, but I feel it was two dropped points.
A neutral observer would probably question United's ability to spark without Ryan Giggs. The bad news for United though was that Fletcher revisited his past form and Scholes couldn't get his passes right this time.
Additionally, it seemed as though our defenders had forgotten how to defend. Sunderland looked like they would score every time they attacked, and but for a few last minute challenges, would have.
I doubt Fergie's wisdom in changing the back four as often as he does to the midfield and attack. More on that later.
The result is bound to cost us our leadership of the table, depending on what happens today.