I'm not going too delve into the match report here because I covered the entire game live on our facebook page so straight into what I made of the game;
United did start a little rusty but I thought we got better as the game went on---it was a similar trend to the first game against the Revolution and so far, it seems that our opponents tire much quicker than us. At least we've got endurance covered in pre-season so far. Speaking of endurance, it was pleasing that Rafael got the full '90 today as he and Fabio tend to suffer from cramp after the hour mark.
I thought Anders Lindegaard did himself a world of good again tonight. I've sort of become a fan of him after watching his training and performances on the tour. I'll put my head on the line and say I wouldn't mind him being first choice. I think we've got ourselves 2 good keepers.
Anderson and Nani failed the test of consistency as they weren't as good as I saw them train and play inn the past week or so. That Young has made the left wing our most effective so far is testament to his abilities and Nani's failure to cash in on Valencia's absence. He is brilliant buy consistency would do him a world of good. Anderson meanwhile seems unsure of what role he should play. He does well when he's got one of the 2 midfield roles to perform but is poor when doing both holding and creating. Unless Carrick and Fletcher are ever-present to ease his duties, I think we badly need another signing to supplement the Brazillian's efforts.
Well you know you've been spanked when Obertan scores against you. Nice to see Wayne grab a pre-seaon hat trick. Games should get him on form ready for the season. Special mention to Michael Owen and Park Ji Sung for getting a goal a game in the 45 minutes given to them.
Roll on Chicago on Saturday!