Darren Fletcher returned to first team action, as Manchester United took a hard earned 3 points in their first European game of the season.
Michael Carrick’s goal in the 7th minute was enough to get United’s campaign off the ground but the margin should have been wider as Nani’s tame penalty was saved in the second half.
There were a number of penalty shouts throughout the game but referee Wolfgang Stark didn’t seem to want to point to the spot, leaving both Antonio Valencia and Yilmaz feeling aggrieved.
Whilst the win wasn’t the most convincing, with David De Gea having to pull off two big saves in succession to keep United in the lead, one big positive is the return of Darren Fletcher who was given a 10 minute run out. Having appeared for United’s u21 side a number of times, a first 1st team appearance since December is promising considering his career was in limbo following a bowel condition.
It wasn’t a bad game, but we wasted too many chances.We are missing all the penalties we have!First Rooney, then Van Persie and Chicarito, now Nani!All the penalties have been shot in the same way: slow and down in the left or the right, but not angled as they should.This way keeper has 50% possibility to take them.I think our players need to train more and should be always the same shooter.