Paul Scholes put in a masterclass of a performance yet again as United eased their way to a 2-0 win over Stoke at home on Tuesday.
Albeit the goals did come from a couple of spot kicks, United easily controlled the game and nullified any threat whatsoever that Stoke could muster. I thought that the passing and vision of Scholes was world class and now I'm beginning to wonder if he is worth a contract extension. I mean we could still go out and finally buy his replacement in the summer but let's face it, no midfielder on the market at the moment can pull the strings in the middle the way he does, even at that age.
Berbatov and Hernandez each did well to convert a spot-kick but I thought the Bulgarian should have got a third if not for wasteful finishing.
Special mention to Paul Pogba for coming on and showing why he deserves a place in the manager's squad every week. Let's face it, none of the midfielders that we have at the moment have it all in their locker the way he does. In his 20 minute cameo, he showed that he could hold the ball, win the ball, pass the ball with precision, ghost late in the box ready to pounce on a loose ball. That is the kind of player we need at the moment and although he's only 18, if he's good enough, he's old enough.
We've got to go to Stamford Bridge on Sunday---a ground we've not won at in the league since 2003. We've been unlucky lately there so we're due some good luck. The injury crisis became something like a nightmare with the news that our first two goalkeepers were injured and sick respectively but it is expected that we'll have Wayne, Nani, Young and possibly Cleverely available for selection on Sunday. We need all the fit bodies we can muster for Sunday.
Darron Gibson did us a huge favour by thumping one into the Citizen's net and hence allowing us to go into the weekend joint top. Couldn't have had a bigger break going into two difficult fixtures!
Onwards and Upwards!