There is something about United playing in red and Barca playing in their changed strip that we're yet to appreciate....[kidding]
Manchester United recorded a perfect pre-season tour of the United States of America with a 2-1 victory over FC Barcelona on Saturday night.
Goals from Nani and Owen were enough on the night although it really should have been 4-1---I mean Rooney and Owen should have put away their sitters.
The essence of the exercise was not lost in the desire to get one over our European rivals as I thought it was a good workout for our lads. It was nice to see the manger trust the young lads with such a fixture and I thought they came through well.
Danny Welbeck for instance has certainly got be on his side again and Tom Cleverly held his own against a side that usually hide the ball from opposing midfielders. Evans didn't do bad either.
The manager has utilised just about all of the 29 players on tour and we seem to have in our midst a young and big squad of players that can each contribute something to the season ahead.
We've scored 20 goals on tour and let in 3. The ease with which we have probed our opponent's back lines suggest that Sir Alex has every reason to feel happy with the squad we have so that Scholes replacement might indeed be in this side.
We've accounted for one of 2 sides that caused us heartache last season, there's one more left for next Sunday.