Monday, 19 August 2013
A s far as Saturday's opener was concerned, the only fathomable results were a defeat for United, a draw or a narrow win. Therefore to win 1-4 at a venue we had only previously managed a goal a game was completely out of the script. It was though the much needed start that David Moyes needed as the pressure was slowly but surely building on him ahead of the big kick off. Like Arsen
al, the media were awaiting a negative result on opening day to justify their qualms about his failure in the transfer market so far. So whilst Arsene Wenger got a full blast from the press on Sunday, Moyes has bought himself a week off the back page.
The great thing about the win was that both our fit and available strikers played blinders and helped themselves to a brace each. Nothing beats a striker heading into the season with confidence from goals. Danny Welbeck in particular needs to hit the 15 goal mark this season if he is to progress as a United striker so it was nice seeing him equal last season\s tally in one game.
Enough of the Wayne sulk, what a professional performance by United it was to take us top of the league on the opening day of the season. I certainly cannot remember the last time we led the league after the first round of matches. Chelsea at home next week will be a much tougher test but if Moyes goes about the job in the same professional manner as he did the other day, the bookmakers could be in for yet another surprise.