Javier Hernandez seems a player in a rush. Not content with winning our endearment, it seems ‘Chicharito’ means business as he maintains his impressive scoring record.
In what was a harder game than expected it took Hernandez’s last minute cool finish to ensure our place in the next round of the Carling Cup after a spirited Wolves side pushed United to the limit.
We had the better of a stagnant first half but Wolves came ou fighting after half time so it was a relief when Bebe’s cross looped into the Wolves net via a deflection. Wolves drew level via an Elokobi header but Park restored our leader before Wolves again drew level in the 76 minute via Foley
Enter Javier Hernandez to secure our passage into the next round as he slipped a Wolves defender before knocking it past a happless Marcus Hahneman.
This guy is awesome.. Class finisher! Loving it!
rooney will struggle to get into the starting eleven for man united. even bebe looks better on the wing. on current form the first eleven should be vandersar, rafael, ferdinand/smalling vidic, fabio/ evra, nani, anderson, giggs/ fletcher, evra/ bebe berbatov, hernandez .
I love watching the Carling Cup and seeing our youth in development, the performances will be a bit raw, but you know they’re trying to impress.
It was a terrific debut from Bebe. He definitely isn’t an immediate impact signing, but he has so many tools in his inventory and will be lethal when it all starts to come together.
Obertan started well, but his decision making faded as the game went on, but he deserves more chances to improve consistency.
Not a great day from Macheda, but I’m not too worried. Gibson and Evans on the other hand are making me question their first team potential. I just don’t see very much of anything from Gibson and you can even read from Evans’ face that he lacks composure.
Fabio did alright and I expect he’ll be stronger with some more opportunities. Smalling was very good and possessed all the composure Evans lacked in spite of being new to the team and only 20 y.o.
And then there is Chicharito…I bet he’s already giving future oponents anxiety.
There were some really good signs last night. Bébé really got himself involved throughout the whole match and had a fair amount of success. He looks like the sort of player whose end-product will come good with some more playing time and, lucky or not, his name is on the scoresheet.
Obertan would really have benefited from the run-out also and looked dangerous down the left, especially in the first half.
Excellent shift from Smalling too. He shouldn’t have done, but he really out-shone Evans. Jonny might find himself playing 4th fiddle in central defence if he doesn’t buck up his ideas. Don’t let the ball bounce, man! It’s on page 1 of the defender’s guidebook.
It was a shame not to have seen anything (much) of Morrison or Eikrem. I suspect they were being held back for extra time with the scores level so late on, but then steps up our Little Pea! It’s tempting to think of him as a ‘future prospect’ but he’s 22 years old and already proven at world level. He’s first team quality right now and it’s great to see there being competition between the forwards, especially after last year.
Excellent game. We learned a lot more about some of our newer faces. Sadly, we confirmed what we already know about others, but we’re through. Well done lads!