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The 5 Things Learnt from Manchester United’s Performance

1. How good can Ashley Young be?

Ashley Young had his best performance in his short United career. He inherited the famous 18 shirt from Paul Scholes and he scored two spectacular goals against Arsenal. He was causing tons of problems for young Jenkinson and he determined the pace of play on the left wing. Ash was delivering brilliant crosses into the box and will and I don’t think he needs to worry about losing his place in the team.

2. That midfield combo of Cleverley and Anderson.

These two work great together they like to attack and go forward which is something we all love, while watching football. Anderson is Brazilian and  it’s in his DNA to play attacking football even though this week he didn’t score, but he was playing dangerous passes and played that brilliant ball over Arsenal defense that lead to United first goal. Now let’s turn are attention to the young Tom Cleverley, us United fans been waiting for him to crack into the first team from his first loan spell at Watford to his last one at Wigan. He has all the tools to be the next great United midfield player, he isn’t like Roy Keane or Paul Scholes he’s a whole different player.

3. How good is that young back line of United’s.

Phil Jones and Johnny Evans had solid performances but the stand performer was Chris Smalling. He looks good on the ball and was playing good balls into the box, his passing was excellent, and his runs were great. It has to hurt Fabio that he lost his place to Chris but that’s the United way, when Fabio time comes he must take it. Phil Jones looks at home at the center of United’s defense and when Rio gets fit again, he’s going to have to fight Phil for that spot next to Vidic. Rio has always been a great player but his injury problems are catching up to him. We must not forget Evans, it is easy to forget him because he isn’t like  Jones or Smalling but he put in another solid performance.

4. David De Gea improving?

The pundits have ripped him apart saying he isn’t good, he won’t make it in the Premier League but he is showing his quality as player. He saved RVP penalty, it wasn’t Robin’s best attempt but a save is a save and you saw when he saved it. How much it meant to him and to see everyone run and celebrate with him. The thing that made that save so special was when the whole stadium chanted his name afterward. He might not of kept a clean sheet but he made couple of good saves which will help the boy’s confidence.

5. Wayne Rooney is back to his best?

It’s been great watching Wayne play at his best, he a special player and his goal scoring form to start the season with 5 great goals in three games. I know people will say it was against a weakened Arsenal team but his two free kicks were marvelous and he took his penalty with his old swagger from his 09/10 campaign where he scored 34 goals. He also became United 9th all time goal scoring leader by passing the legendary Paul Scholes and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

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