Last night turned out to be not just the biggest win so far under David Moyes but also the the calmest game for fans at Old Trafford this season so far. For once, there was no desperation for that second goal as it never looked like it was necessary and it also came pretty early in the second half to give fans almost nothing to 'do' for the last half hour of the match.
David Moyes put out the expected side and it was great seeing the likes of Zaha, Januzaj and Chicharito bully the Norwich defence at will. It was always important that we remained in the competition just so as to keep our squad players happy with a run of games so I'm glad that we've made it to the last 8. You'd expect that the likes of Chicharito and Januzaj are pleased with the amount of minutes they've been afforded since the International break.
You can't read too much into the result but it was great to see the likes of Jones and Fabio get on the score-sheet as that can only improve their lives. The biggest take from this result is that it has kept the momentum going. A run of wins, regardless the opposition serves to work up the confidence of the team and that is exactly what you need to develop consistency that we so desperately need in the league to work our way up the table.
The only selection headache that the manager has is whether to consider the returning Vidic and Ferdinand for the next league game as Jones and Evans seemed uncertain against Stoke. Vidic seems a certainty, but Rio now has a question mark on his head regarding his ability to keep pace with opponents as they will have watched how West Brom exposed him.
Attention quickly switches to the weekend trip to Craven Cottage, a small tight venue that can turn into a mini-hell if teams go there when Fulham are up for it. Given that Arsenal visit in the next round of fixtures, it is all too important that we collect maximum points at the weekend.
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!
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