Date: 23rd August 2011 at 6:53pm
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As a youthful United side rolled over Tottenham last night the country could not help but be impressed with this latest flock of United youngsters.

With an average age of 23 and missing star defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, United outlasted Spurs winning 3-0 following goals from Danny Welbeck, Anderson and Wayne Rooney.

An impressive team performance, some players were specifically singled out for praise by ex United and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham on Talksport,

“It’s at a time that without Rio Ferdinand andNemanja Vidic they would not have wanted to be starting the season but the players that have come in have done so well. Smalling looks like he has been there for years and the boy Phil Jones looked fantastic last night.

“But the two that have been most impressive for me have been Cleverley and Welbeck. Cleverley in midfield looks like a very accomplished player, he plays a very experienced game in midfield, just passing it and moving it when he has to. I’m sure he’s had years of watching Roy Keane and Paul Scholes and the way they play and I think he will be a follow on from that.

“And Welbeck; I am very impressed with him, especially with his movement and his backheel for the goal last night was fantastic.”


4 responses to ““He’s had years of watching Roy Keane and Paul Scholes.””

  1. Jack says:

    over the moon with last night but i still cant shake off the thought of at least one more signing the rumour mongers arent laying off either.

    its good for the future, but an honest assessment would show we were match for large parts of the game and it was hardly spurs’ first choice midfield.

    that being said i think cleverly and ando should be our first choice, but i still think fergie will see occasions to use carrick/giggs too.

  2. funky says:

    We still look a little vulnerable without a DM. We will need fletch to be available for most of the season to add a bit of steel. Other than that the youngsters are and will be amazing for us. We dont really need that expensive dutch lad, whatever his name is…

  3. Ian says:

    He played for Bradford city cleverly not years off watching keane and scholes

  4. HV says:

    Cleverly and ando will do. with Fletch coming back. Carrick and giggsy still here. also, park can play a bit of a central role as well.. as well as Intro of Pogba as SAF has hinted that he will have his intro of first team. don’t need sneijder, waste of money.