Whereas the press was over the moon with yet another Manchester United comeback at Villa, I couldn't help but wonder how we are going to cope with this generosity at the back in the knock-out stages of Europe or even against better EPL opposition. I mean you'd think that we've learned our lesson when we allowed Spurs the freedom of our goal at OT earlier this season since we ended up being punished, but no, United only play football when we're a goal or two down.
It's laughable that since the Southampton game, Sir Alex has always pointed out in his post match interviews about the need to keep it tight at the back but behold, we're getting into December soon and the same old problem persists. Forget that midfield crisis you'll read in the papers, our defence looks second best against any EPL striker at the moment.
In the grand scheme of things though, we managed to get the job done in the end, with yet another three goals. Chicharito played himself into the starting line-up at Norwich with a brace and another via Vlaar. He's started the season as fourth choice and now he's well on as third choice forward.
Bar him ad RVP, you'd struggle to come up with another player that had an enterprising game. Scholes assisted a goal but he was way below par for most of the match while Wayne Rooney and AV7 seemed a tad too one dimensional and hence predictable.
We've got four winnable games coming up but if we go with the mentality of assured winners in them, we'll get a shock similar too what we got at Villa Park. A two point lead at the top is nothing to be pompous about in this era. Look at Chelsea; a couple of weeks ago, they were top of the league by four points, now they're three off the summit. It's largely because they started to believe their hype. Hopefully the players will use last season's experience to get all their assignments right and head into that Etihad derby in the right frame of mind---TO WIN!
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!