Went asleep on Saturday night and slept like a baby all the way through to Monday morning, heard we had a game but I must have missed it.
All nonsense aside that was a crushing defeat, the red card killed us in the water and whilst the score was high, in a perverse way I commend the fact that when we got a goal back we went looking for more even if the end result was we conceded 3 more.
Whilst the red card was a game changer, the game cruelly exposed the weakness of our midfield, made even worse by the bright performance of City’s David Silva. His performance is the kind of thing we have needed but forget fantasy football and the potential players that could have made the difference.
The score remains 6-1 and once the embarrassment subsides it will remain 3 points and just 3 points that were lost at Old Trafford.
Looking past that we have a game against Aldershot in the Carling Cup and that could be the perfect match to restore a bit of cheer.
I haven’t gone mad, beating Aldershot in the Carling Cup in no way makes up for the City result but the manner in which we do so could raise spirits.
Recently Sir Alex has used the competition to bleed burgeoning talent into the team. Danny Welbeck who started in the derby on Sunday made his competitive debut for United in the Carling Cup in 2008 and even last round against Leeds the likes of Paul Pogba, Zeki Fryers and Larnell Cole made their debuts.
United’s commitment to youth is just one of the things that has made our club world famous and even this season two academy graduates in Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley have broken into the team and are stealing headlines from more senior players.
United fans too love seeing young players break through the ranks, last season’s FAYC run saw the academy team well supported in games both home and away and you only have to look at Twitter on the day of a reserve or academy game to see the interest that our future stars generate.
Tomorrow night Paul Pogba, Will Keane, Reece Brown, Michael Keane, Tom Thorpe, Zeki Fryers and Larnell Cole have all been included in the team to face the League Two side tomorrow.
Zeki Fryers was roundly praised for his performance against Leeds in the last round and tomorrow is the opportunity for him or another youngster to perhaps make his mark.
The game also allows Vidic to get minutes and the sooner he gets fit the better as he provides a defensive stability so that provides even more to be upbeat about.
I take nothing for granted, many of us thought we would steam roll Crawley last season and look how that turned out but with United you know Sir Alex will not allow for us to not react and it just happens to be a youth player or two may get to be a part of that.
So who knows, 3 years down the line one of these players may have made it into the first team the way Welbeck has too.
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