Date: 19th August 2013 at 3:46am
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Patrice Evra

Leighton Baines, who needs him? The simple answer is we don’t.

Carrying on from his great form last season, Paddy had another good game against Swansea.

Solid in defence, good going forward and almost scoring, even the most avid Evra doubters must now admit that he’s back to his best.

Spending at least £15mill on a new left back, who’s not as good as our current one, seems pointless. Especially when were saving up for Ronaldo.

Saturday proved that left back is a position that we should not be looking to spend money on. Even more so, considering we have Buttner as back up…..

Wayne Rooney

No matter what you think of Wayne and how the media have told us he’s behaving, the team is better with him in it.

His performance, coming of the bench was great. You get the feeling, had it been another player, his performance would be getting more praise.

Instead, a lot of fans are more bothered about a picture, which shows Rooney, and a number of other Manchester United players, not celebrating a goal.

You get the feeling that if Rooney cured cancer, saved baby Jesus from drowning and created a calorie free pizza, that our fans would still have a moan about him.

We’re constantly being told that what’s best for the club is all that matters. This game proved that we are a better team with Rooney in it. Therefore, it is best for the club that Rooney stays.

Ferdinand and Vidic

Despite time creeping up on them, is there still a better centre back pairing out there? I don’t think so.

Their two styles of play complement each other so well.

Vidic, tough tackling, hard man who you don’t want to mess with. The guy will put his head anywhere to get the ball.

Ferdinand, classy player. Uses his brain, rather than his braun. Great reader of the game and can pass the ball from the back better than anybody about.

If these two went out on the pull together, Vidic would be after the fat birds, necking VK Ice, while dancing on the dance floor. Rio would go after classier girls, sat down, drinking Pinot Grigio.

If we can keep these guys fit this season, I believe we are in for a good season, even if it does mean the younger guys not playing as much.


Without wanting to take the shine of a great win yesterday, many Manchester United fans are hoping this doesn’t make Moyes think twice about signing a central midfielder.

Despite the scoreline, we were sometimes outplayed and overrun in the centre.

While the likes of Cleverley and Anderson are good players, I think we need a bit more than that.

You know that perhaps your central midfield is a bit ropey, when you’re making Jonjo Shelvey look half decent. Jonjo Shelvey has never looked half decent, in more ways than one.

Today showed the importance of finding a suitable partner for Michael Carrick, although, to be fair, I’m not telling you anything you didn’t already know.


A lot of people weren’t giving him a chance before the game, were they?

Hopefully, after the win, some of the fans will start to give him a bit of slack.

Today goes someway to showing that we’re in safe hands under Moyes. Despite a poor pre-season, we are starting to look better, just at the right time.

Hopefully, Moyes will be able to add at least one player to the team and put his own stamp on the team. As long as that doesn’t include the signings of Leon Osman and Darron Gibson, I think the vast majority of Manchester United fans will be happy.


3 responses to “Five Things We Learned United v Swansea City”

  1. what says:

    Evra didn’t have a great season as he was good in attack but his marking/defending left a lot to be desired for.Although I actually think he looks better now than last season.Unlike some players which I won’t name evra always ups his game wen other Left backs are brought in or linked with the club

  2. Obi says:

    Plus or minus, the whole team did well against Swansea. You can bet that the other top 4 or 5 teams will go there and struggle to get a point. Let us support Moyes, he really needs it. We gat 15 days to the end of the transfer window, let’s hope for a quality signing – 2 midfielders and 1 defender if possible. GGMU!

  3. Anagafo Michael says:

    The midfield needs retooling. The creativity and proper cover for the back line is not there. Carrick, Anderson and Cleverly don’t fit into this bill. We need real men there.